A 1978 graduate of the University of Texas School of Architecture, Norman Alston has been a registered architect in Texas for more than 32 years. He founded Norman Alston Architects 25 years ago to allow him to focus his practice on historic preservation, the fulfillment of his architectural passion. He is qualified under the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards 36 CFR Part 61 for historic architecture as well as being certified by the Green Building Certification Institute as a LEED Accredited Professional. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He has personally led preservation planning and restoration efforts on more than 100 historic projects, ranging in size from the very smallest up to $54 million in construction costs.
Norman Alston is an accomplished speaker on historic preservation issues, having made presentations and conducted training at the request of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Building Officials Association of Texas, the Texas Association of Museums, the National Association of Church Facilities Managers, the Council for Educational Facilities Planners, Preservation Dallas, Preservation Texas, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Texas Historical Commission and the Oklahoma Preservation Society, among others.
Norman Alston has been active in historic preservation in his community service, having served two terms as a Commissioner on the City of Dallas Landmark Commission. He has served on many committees and task forces for the Dallas Landmark Commission, chairing many. He continues in his 14th year as chairman of the Commission’s Peaks Suburban/Edison La Vista Task Force. Recently, he was appointed to the Texas Historical Commission’s Antiquities Advisory Board.