Virginia’s Historic Resources Committee (HRC) is pleased to present “Fundamentals of Historic Brick & Mortar.” Hear an overview of key characteristics of historic brick and mortar and the importance of using compatible materials in restoration.

This program was originally presented and recorded on Wednesday, Aug. 10 from noon–1:30 p.m.

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Amanda Edwards, PA-AIC LEED Green Associate | Senior Associate @John Milner Associates Preservation a division of MTFA

Amanda is an architectural conservator who has been responsible for the preservation of some of the nation’s most iconic buildings. Her experience includes materials testing and analysis, condition assessments, and construction documents for the preservation and stabilization of a wide variety of historic buildings.

Warren Davies | Masonry Expert and Historic Masonry Consultant @Virginia Masonry Restoration

Warren is third- generation brick and stone mason with 30 years of experience, specializing in Historic Masonry Restoration and Preservation.

Susan Reed, AIA, NCARB (Moderator) | Senior Associate & Director of Historic Preservation Studio @Glavé & Holmes

Susan Reed brings two decades of experience to support Glavé & Holmes Architecture’s renovations of older buildings and new work in historic settings. Susan has worked on over a dozen high-profile projects involving sensitive renovations to historic properties. Recent projects include the Carr’s Hill Rehabilitation at the University of Virginia, the Scott House Renovation at Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Wilson Hall Rehabilitation at James Madison University.

Anthony R.C. Hita, AIC-PA | Architectural Conservator / Laboratory Manager  @ LimeWorks

Anthony Hita joined in 2018 as an architectural conservator overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company’s laboratory. Mr. Hita is responsible for laboratory analysis, technical documentation, sample preparation, report writing, product development, and client consultations. He specializes in masonry conservation and is a designated Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). In addition to his role in the laboratory, Mr. Hita also teaches conservation and preservation theory and practice during classes at the Craftwork Training Center. Mr. Hita has published several papers on architectural history and has been invited to speak several times nationally and internationally on the topic of vernacular architecture. During his time with the company, Mr. Hita has participated in dozens of projects, helped develop six commercial restoration products, and conducted or overseen nearly 100 mortar analyses.

This program was made possible with generous support from:


Warren Davies’s Slides:

Specifying Mortars – APT Wathne:

Mortar Part 1 – APT Schnabel:

Mortar Part 2 – APT Schnabel:

Va. DHR Directory of Historic Trades:

LimeWorks directory of craft workers: