Preservation Maryland is pleased to announce the addition of Maggie Pelta-Pauls, who joins the Historic Property Redevelopment team supporting rehabilitation projects and policy research to create more equitable, sustainable, and livable communities throughout the state.

“We are very excited to be growing our Historic Property Redevelopment Program and thrilled to have Maggie adding her knowledge and insight to the team, said Laura Houston, manager of Historic Property Redevelopment Program. “The addition of a Revitalization Specialist is going to allow Preservation Maryland to continue diversifying and expanding our project portfolio and will increase our capacity for assisting communities in preserving and revitalizing the places and stories that matter to them.”

Maggie holds a B.A. in American Studies from The College of William & Mary and an M.A. in American Studies with certificates in Historic Preservation and Museum Studies from the University of Maryland. It was her time as a Waxter Intern at Preservation Maryland that ignited her interest in preservation and inspired her to study it at the graduate level.

She is passionate about navigating the intersection of historic preservation and smart growth, particularly exploring the role preservation can play in increasing access to affordable housing and encouraging transit-oriented design.

Maggie can be reached at