Betsy Frederick-Rothwel

Affiliated Graduate Students

Betsy Frederick-Rothwell received her MS in Historic Preservation from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 and is now a UT Austin doctoral student in architecture, specializing in historic preservation. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2002, Betsy worked as an archivist at the UC Berkeley Environmental Design Archives and as a preservation specialist and project manager for the U.S. General Services Administration in San Francisco, CA. As an outcome of her work at the Environmental Design Archives, Betsy co-edited the 2009 book Design on the Edge: A Century of Teaching Architecture, 1903–2003, chronicling the history of the UC Berkeley Department of Architecture. Since coming to UT Austin, Betsy has worked as a graduate research assistant for the Forty Acres Preservation Plan and as the grants and awards coordinator for the School of Architecture Center for Sustainable Development. Betsy was a University of Texas Donald D. Harrington Master’s Fellow in 2011-2012 and received a Named Continuing Fellowship from the UT Austin Graduate School for 2014-2015. Her current research interests include technology’s effects on design and habitation, the human-rights implications of building technology, and preservation’s role in environmental movement.