Lindsey Wallace Brings Design Expertise to Field Services Team

May 2, 2019 | Lindsey Wallace Brings Design Expertise to Field Services Team

We’re thrilled to announce that Lindsey Wallace, the National Main Street Center’s Senior Manager, Special Projects, will join our Field Services team to lead new design-focused technical services. Lindsey has been on staff since 2014 and brings a wealth of design, placemaking, and community engagement experience to this work.

In her role at NMSC, Lindsey has led a variety of projects and partnerships, including our placemaking efforts with the Project for Public Spaces, our first Façade Improvement Loan Program, and our Made on Main Street grant program. Lindsey also leads our sustainability-focused work, including our previous work with America Saves, a three-year, $3 million research and development program aimed at connecting small business owners with energy efficiency incentives. She teaches the Advanced Principles of Quality Design course through our Main Street America Institute.

Prior to joining the National Main Street Center, Lindsey worked at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC, and in Chicago. A native Ohioan and Midwest enthusiast, she received her M.A. in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University and her B.A. in History from the Ohio State University.

Our new design technical services will focus on supporting revitalization professionals in their work to achieve quality, people-centered design. To kick off this initiative, Lindsey will lead a new suite of 75-minute webinars focused on a variety of design-related topics. You can get a preview of the design services we’ll offer by registering for a free webinar on Tuesday, May 7 from 1pm – 2pm Central. Webinar topics range from energy efficiency and people-centered design to trail-oriented development and design nuts and bolts. Topics will be offered as webinars or can be adapted into half-day or full-day in-community workshops.

The Field Services team is excited to welcome Lindsey on board and looking forward to supporting communities in their work to create people-centered districts.