Presentation by John Burns
National Register of Historic Places & Current Preservation Issues 

Thursday, November 16 at 7pm

Join the Reston Historic Trust & Museum this Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 pm for an interesting presentation by John A. Burns. Mr. Burns will lead a discussion of the National Register of Historic Places and current issues in preservation as well as explore several significant local structures including Lake Anne Village Center which was recently listed on the National Register, the former API building which was demolished, and the CIT building which is potentially in danger.  


John A. Burns, FAIA, FAPT, LEED AP, as written and lectured extensively on preservation topics. As Chief Appeals Officer for Cultural Resources at the National Park Service, Mr. Burns is responsible for deciding appeals of projects that were denied certification under the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Incentives Program. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Director for the Heritage Preservation Assistance programs of the National Park Service. Beginning his Park Service career as a draftsman for the Historic American Buildings Survey, Mr. Burns eventually became Chief for the HABS, HAER and HALS programs. He earned both a Bachelor of Architecture and a BA in Art/ Architectural History at Penn State. He is licensed architect and long-time member of the AIA Historic Resources Committee. Locally, Mr. Burns is the current Chairman of the Fairfax County Architectural Review Board.

The program will be held in the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center Lake Anne and is FREE to the public. 


Seating is limited, so reservations are welcome. Contact 703-709-7700 or for more information or to RSVP.

The programs of the Reston Historic Trust & Museum are supported in part by the Reston Community Center. 

Reston Historic Trust & Museum

Lake Anne Plaza

1639 Washington Plaza

Reston, VA  20190



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