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Advisory committees

The Philadelphia Historical Commission is supported by three advisory committees, who review and offer input on applications and nominations. This includes the:

Architectural Committee

The Architectural Committee considers proposals for changes to historic properties. The committee then makes recommendations to the Historical Commission.

The members of this committee are:

Dan McCoubrey, Chair

John Cluver

Rudy D’Alessandro

Justin Detwiler

Nan Gutterman

Allison Lukachik

Amy Stein


Committee on Historic Designation

The Committee on Historic Designation considers nominations to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. The committee then makes recommendations to the Historical Commission.

The members of this committee are:

Emily Cooperman, Chair

Suzanna Barucco

Jeffrey Cohen

Bruce Laverty

Debbie Miller

Elizabeth Milroy


Committee on Financial Hardship

The Committee on Financial Hardship considers applications claiming that historic buildings can’t be reused. The committee then makes recommendations to the Historical Commission.

The members of this committee are:

Robert Thomas, Chair

Donna Carney

Mark Dodds

Kelly Edwards

Dan McCoubrey


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