Kate Singleton, Executive Director
(512) 474-5198 ext. 7728
Kate Singleton has over 30 years of experience in historic preservation, downtown revitalization and economic and community development. She has served as Chief Preservation Planner for the City of Dallas, Planning Manager for Downtown Dallas, Inc. and State Coordinator of the Arizona Main Street program as well as Main Street Manager in Waxahachie and Grapevine.
She has written design guidelines for several of the historic districts both commercial and residential in Dallas and Plano. She has also written preservation ordinances for cities as well as revisions for the Dallas and Plano preservation ordinances. Kate was instrumental in the development of the highly successful City of Dallas Historic Tax Incentive Program. She also wrote amendments to the Dallas building code some of which were codified into the International Existing Building Code. Kate has also completed over $150 million in Federal Historic Tax Credit projects.
Kate has conducted training for numerous historic preservation commissions and downtown associations around the state of Texas and has presented at several state preservation and downtown conferences including Texas, Arizona and Arkansas as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference.
Lindsey Derrington, Programs Director
(512) 474-5198 ext. 7724
Lindsey started as Preservation Austin’s Programs Coordinator in March 2015. Her career in historic preservation was a natural outcome of her love for the red bricks and Victorian parks of St. Louis, where she was raised. In 2007 she earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science with minors in American Culture Studies and Film Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, after which she worked as Research Associate for the nonprofit Landmarks Association of St. Louis. She earned her master’s degree in Preservation Studies from the Tulane School of Architecture in New Orleans in 2011.
Upon returning to St. Louis, Lindsey worked as a preservation consultant, as Assistant Curator of Visual Resources in Washington University’s Department of Art History & Archaeology, and served as Board Secretary of the preservation nonprofit Modern STL. She is particularly proud to have authored National Register nominations for St. Louis’ last remaining upstairs bowling alley; the home of fellow St. Louisan Chuck Berry; and the home of Nathaniel C. Curtis, Jr., architect of New Orleans’ Superdome. She played leading roles in two award-winning advocacy efforts, one honored by Missouri Preservation and the other by Docomomo US.
Lindsey moved to Austin with husband Jon Hagar, a designer for Forge Craft Architecture + Design, in September 2014. She serves on the board of Mid Tex Mod, the Central Texas chapter of Docomomo US. Apart from her Great Loves of historic preservation and the St. Louis Cardinals, Lindsey is passionate about community radio, rescue dogs that behave better than her own, and finding a cure for spinal muscular atrophy.