Jennifer Lewis

Outreach Coordinator


Jennifer serves as the Outreach Coordinator for the Center for Community Design & Preservation – the Public Service and Outreach arm of the UGA College of Environment and Design. Her experience lies in historic preservation commission activities, downtown revitalization programs and community design charrettes – all tools that assist communities in protecting what is significant from their past and managing future growth. Day to day, Jennifer matches community needs in Georgia with the resources of CED faculty, staff and students; including coordinating design charrettes and managing the CED online Job Board. Jennifer serves as a liaison between the CED and the Office of the Vice-President for Public Service and Outreach (OVPPSO) to create a demonstration model of “the engaged college” that can be emulated by other UGA schools and colleges. These tasks include tracking and evaluating CED’s service and outreach activities and identifying new collaborations between Public Service & Outreach (PSO) Units and CED. Jennifer was a 2011 University of Georgia Service Learning Fellow and served on the Board of Trustees for the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation for six years, including as its President.

Degrees Held

1995 Bachelor of Arts, Art History and Studio Art, College of Charleston
2002 Master of Historic Preservation, The University of Georgia
2012 Charrette System Certificate, National Charrette Institute

Research Interests

Academic service-learning, community design centers, Complete Streets policies, design charrettes, downtown revitalization, historic preservation, historic preservation commissions, historic schools as schools, neighborhood revitalization, urban design

Selected Publications

Master of Historic Preservation Thesis: “We Become Like That Which We Constantly Admire: Justifying the Use of Historic School Buildings as Schools”


  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation
  • Citizens for Healthy Neighborhoods
  • CAPPA – Community Approach to Planning Prince Avenue Steering Committee

Honors and Awards

  • Service-Learning Fellow, Office of Service Learning, The University of Georgia (2011-12)
  • President of the Board of Trustees, Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation (2010-11)
  • Trustee of the Year, Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation (2009)
  • “40 Under 40”, Athens Banner-Herald (2009)
  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation Preservation Award for Outstanding Achievement, to Community Approach to Planning Prince Avenue Steering Committee (2004)
  • Sigma Pi Kappa Preservation Honor Society, The University of Georgia (1997)

Mailing Address

Broad Street Studio 1
225 West Broad Street
Athens, GA 30602


Phone: 706-369-5885