Brent Leggs


As a national thought leader in the field of historic preservation, Brent Leggs is a Harvard Loeb Fellow and senior field officer at the National Trust for Historic Preservation based in Washington, D.C. Dedicated to preserving historic places that represent the diverse heritage of our nation, Brent is author of the book, “Preserving African-American Historic Places,” which provides tools for protecting some of the most important landmarks in African-American history. His latest publication entitled “Envisioning Villa Lewaro’s Future,” highlights conceptual and economically viable reuse concepts for preserving the historic estate. Brent is the project manager for five National Treasure projects across the country – including, Madam C. J. Walker’s Villa Lewaro, Joe Frazier’s Gym, Lincoln University, and the A. G. Gaston Motel. These multi-million dollar preservation projects showcase the breadth of cultural assets in African-American history. Leggs is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation.