About Bayou Preservation

Photo Courtesy of Joseph Dorignac.

Cleaning the Alamo

Cleaning the Alamo

Owner – Michelle Stanard Duhon is the owner of Bayou Preservation, and has been working in historic preservation and materials conservation since 2007. She has a BA in History and Art History from the University of Georgia, and a Masters of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Texas School of Architecture. Michelle has worked on a wide range of preservation projects from the famous, Art Deco Fair Park complex in Dallas, Texas to a small baseball collection for the Louisiana State Museum. Michelle specializes in plaster, paints and coatings, stone, and metals conservation.


Paint Removal

Paint Removal

Conservator – Sarah Myers is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked in a variety of construction and preservation specialties for over a decade, including framing carpentry, deconstruction and material salvage, large scale construction recycling, and historic window restoration. She has extensive experience working in both residential and institutional settings. Green rebuilding brought her to New Orleans as a volunteer and a passion for the architecture and culture led her to move here long-term.


Marble Cleaning

Marble Cleaning

Conservator – Heather Veneziano holds a Bachelors of Fine Art in Crafts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, a Masters of Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, as well as a Masters of Preservation Studies from Tulane University’s School of Architecture. Originally from the Northeast, she has lectured and exhibited internationally on her studio practice as well as her research interests. In addition, she has hands-on construction experience, a strong background in studio craft and theory, and a genuine commitment to the education, practice, and history of artistic and trade based craft, especially as it relates to the built environment.​

Plaster Work

Plaster Work

Conservator – Nora Goddard is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute. She has a BFA in Printmaking and studied ceramics in Hungary. She received a Masters of Preservation Studies degree from the Tulane School of Architecture, and did her thesis studies on cemetery conservation issues in Sitka, Alaska. ​

Plaster Work

Plaster Work

 
Conservator – Monica Perez  graduated from the LSU School of Architecture program with a focus in historic preservation in 2015, and has interned and worked with Bayou Preservation for nearly 2 years. She has worked on HABS projects, commercial and residential architecture projects, and specializes in plaster and masonry work.