Our Consultants

Christine Beard has developed a strong professional background in all aspects of preservation, having worked in the historic preservation field for more than 25 years. While employed at the preservation consulting firm Clio Group in Philadelphia, she specialized in paint and mortar analyses of historic structures.   She continued her preservation work in Boston as a consultant for the Architectural Conservation Trust for Massachusetts. In 1988 she established an independent preservation-consulting firm and in 1996 joined Leslie Donovan in forming Tremont Preservation Services.  Since then, the firm has been involved in all facets of preservation consulting, from general historical research and environmental review to preservation master planning.
Leslie Donovan has over 25 years experience in historic preservation planning, giving her a thorough knowledge of all aspects of preservation consulting including certified rehabilitation, environmental review, preservation planning, historical documentation and research. As the Project Director for the National Trust's Mill Works Project, Leslie compiled case studies, wrote The Mill Works Handbook (1983) and organized The Mill Works conference. Upon completion of the project, Leslie continued to focus on the rehabilitation and reuse of historic structures working with two real estate firms. As president of Bay State/Bostonian Group, she evaluated real estate investment and development opportunities and consulted on historic rehabilitation projects.