Meet the Team
Sutherland Conservation & Consulting meets the National Park Service professional qualification standards in 36 CRF 61 for architectural history.
Amy Cole Ives, President
Amy established Sutherland Conservation & Consulting (SCC) in 2007 after leaving the Maine Historic Preservation Commission where she had been an architectural historian and rehabilitation tax incentives coordinator since 1999. Prior to moving back to her home state to work for the Commission, Amy worked as an architectural conservator for the SPNEA Conservation Center, as a consultant to the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and as a paint analyst for Susan L. Buck at Historic Paint Services. She received her undergraduate degree in American Studies from Smith College and her M.S. in Historic Preservation with a concentration in Architectural Conservation from the University of Pennsylvania.
As an architectural historian for the Commission, Amy had the opportunity to be involved in all the life cycle stages of historic projects across the entire state, spanning 200+ years of architectural styles and construction techniques, and she oversaw the successful certification of 23 historic rehabilitation projects. Shortly before leaving the Commission, Amy co-authored L.D. 262 with Harry K. Schwartz, creating the 25% Maine Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit. She continued public policy work part-time for the State Planning Office as project manager for the Resolve 46 Building Code Implementation Plan. Both of these legislative initiatives were successful and in May, 2008 Amy received a Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award from Maine Preservation for her involvement in advocacy for the Tax Credit for the Rehabilitation of Historic Properties and the State Uniform Building and Energy Code. Amy continues to be involved with state level advocacy for historic preservation as an Advisory Trustee to Maine Preservation and member of their Public Policy Committee. Amy lives in Hallowell with her husband, twin daughters and goofy dog, and she is passionate about historic masonry, enjoying the great outdoors with her family, music and the performing arts.
Scott Hanson, Architectural Historian
Scott Hanson studied at Pratt Institute’s School of Art and Design, combining a solid foundation in the principles of design with a strong focus on architectural history. He also attended Southern Maine Community College, graduating from a pilot program in renovation and restoration technology in 1985.
Scott has utilized his background in design, architectural history, and restoration carpentry in a wide variety of positions. From 2005-2010, he was Preservation Planner for the City of Portland. In that position he worked with property owners, contactors, and developers on hundreds of residential and commercial projects. He was deeply involved in the creation of the Congress Street Historic District, writing the bulk of the district inventory, co-writing the designation report, and writing the application for certification of the district by the National Park Service. It was the first local historic district in Maine to be certified under the current standards. He also worked on updating and rewriting portions of the city’s Historic Preservation Ordinance in 2008-09. He developed a collaborative project by the City of Portland, Maine Historical Society, and the Portland Public Library to digitize the city’s 1924 tax records and photos, and continues to manage the volunteer team working on that project. While with the City, Scott presented several illustrated historical talks in conjunction with community planning processes and adapted them into very popular narrated presentations for the Portland Press Herald website. In May, 2009 Scott received a Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award from Maine Preservation for his work on the Congress Street Historic District initiative.
Scott lives in Topsham, where he has served on the local historic district commission. He is restoring his own 1828 home, Whitten House, which has been featured on the HGTV program, If Walls Could Talk. The restoration/renovation of the house will be featured in The Old House Handbook, an upcoming book for Taunton Press.
Matthew Corbett, Associate
Matthew received his undergraduate degree in 2006 from the University of Maine where he graduated with High Honors with a degree in Studio Art and a minor in Art History. He then graduated from the University of Vermont in 2012 with a Master's of Science in Historic Preservation. During his time in graduate school, Matthew immersed himself in the preservation field, including the completion of several projects focused in Maine. He researched the policies behind the Maine Downtown Network and assisted in completing a survey of the town of Madawaksa, Maine as a preamble to their efforts at revitalizing their downtown center.
During the summer of 2011, Matthew worked as an intern for Maine Preservation where he spent most of his time working on the Most Endangered Historic Resources List, the Maine Preservation Honor Awards, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Renew, Refocus, and Recharge, State & Local Partners Spring Retreat. He also worked for Preservation Timber Framing, Inc. where he was involved in several restoration projects including the Abyssinian Meetinghouse in Portland, ME, The Sheafe Warehouse in Portsmouth, NH, and the repair and reconstruction of a c. 1770 icehouse from Pigtail Farm in Berwick, ME.
Jonathan A. Ives, Vice President
Jonathan is an information systems manager with software development experience across multiple industries including: telecommunications, healthcare, state government, academia and historic preservation. As Vice President of Technical Operations for SCC, Jonathan manages software development for the company’s cemetery gravestone assessment tracking and reporting system. Jonathan also manages the businesses’ technical infrastructure and oversees the corporate financial systems.
Jonathan has worked in several small startup companies including Infonautics, Blue Marble Geographics and St. George Consulting/Penbay Media, as well as a large consulting firm, Andersen Consulting/Accenture, and in the academic environment with MIT Information Systems. Jonathan recently worked for the State of Maine supporting environmental and health agencies from 2003 to 2010. He is currently working on a Health Information Technology project as an IT Project Manager for Computer Aid, Inc. supporting the State of Maine.
Jonathan received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in May 1993 from Trinity College, Hartford CT. In 2008, Jonathan received the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Jonathan has participated in several window repair and lead safe handling seminars including sessions held at Restore Boston and the North Bennet Street School in Boston. Jonathan lives in Hallowell with his family, diligently and patiently rehabilitating their historic home.