Frank OrdiaLecturer - Architecture & Community and Regional Planning
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Master of Science in Historic Preservation, University of Texas at Austin, 2016
Bachelor of Arts in History, Baylor University, 2006
Frank Ordia is a lecturer of architecture and planning at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, beginning in the fall of 2019. He explores how real estate, policy and the history of places influence one another in the built environment. Ordia teaches courses in historic preservation, real estate development and planning. Before his time at UNL, he was co-principal of the Austin, Texas-based preservation, planning and policy firm, Stewardship Strategies. At UNL he leads his students in projects that collaborate with governments and non-profits to explore solutions with public policy and different design approaches. Ordia is a graduate of Baylor University and the University of Texas at Austin where he received his MSHP degree. Ordia continues to study the impacts of historic preservation tax incentives at the federal, state and local levels and how historic preservation policy can be a more effective component in the development of cities. As a consultant, Ordia has extensive experience working with communities at all scales assisting communities on matters of historic preservation and economic development. Ordia serves on several organizations including the State Historic Preservation Review Board, Preservation Association of Lincoln, Nebraska Main Street Network and the Southeast Nebraska Development District.