ZoAnn Campana

Architectural Historian
M.S., Preservation Studies, 2014
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana


Geographic Expertise: Nevada, California, and the Gulf South


Specialties: Architectural History, Archival Research, History, Preservation Planning 



ZoAnn Campana received her Master’s Degree in Preservation Studies from the Tulane University School of Architecture in New Orleans, Louisiana. A native Nevadan, she returned to Reno to complete her practicum, which involved an intensive survey of the 171-acre Newlands Heights neighborhood. During her time as a graduate student, she became fascinated with the interaction between historic and modern architecture and the built environment’s change over time, which in turn helped to inform the Newlands Heights survey. ZoAnn has worked as a historic preservation consultant for the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office, the City of Reno, and a variety of private entities. As a consultant, she has conducted architectural surveys and historic contexts in advance of redevelopment projects, written National Register nominations, composed Section 106 reports, and provided treatment recommendations for historic resources. Additionally, ZoAnn has experience as an architectural reviewer with the SHPO’s Review and Compliance department, providing comments and concurrence for Section 106 reports, Section 110 reports, and other technical documents. She is equally versed in high-style and vernacular architecture in urban and rural settings.