Herbert Brito joins the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables’ board of directors. Brito will help the association with its strategic objectives including establishing events that will directly impact the Coral Gables community in the area of education and preservation.
Brito holds a Master of Arts in Architecture degree from the University of Florida with a specialty in architectural preservation. Upon graduation, Brito went to work as an architectural historian for the National Register of Historic Places and was then named Preservation Planner for the City of Savannah, GA. While in Savannah, Brito founded the Historic Preservation program at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Brito has been named a Design Excellence Peer in Historic Preservation and Interior Design by the U.S. General Services Administration. At present, Brito is restoring his new home in Coral Gables, a house built in 1924 by George Merrick.
The Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables is a non-profit Florida corporation founded in 1991. The mission of the association is to support an environment in which its members and all community citizens can understand, appreciate, exchange information and live with Coral Gables history. The association promotes the understanding of the importance of historic resources and their preservation.