Texarkana, Texas Historic Landmark Preservation Committee welcomes Karl Kamatsu

The Texarkana, Texas Historic Monuments Preservation Committee will meet on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 with guest speaker Karl A. Komatsu, former chairman of the Texas Historical Commission. The meeting will be held on the second floor of Texarkana, TX City Hall, located at 220 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, TX at 12:00 PM.

Mr. Komatsu, a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Architecture, has professionally focused on historic preservation and environmental activities during his distinguished career. Currently, he is President of Komatsu Architecture, a Fort Worth-based architecture, planning and interior design firm. The company’s portfolio includes projects in twenty-six states as well as overseas.

Komatsu Architecture was recognized as 2012 Historic Preservation Firm of the Year by the Texas Historical Commission. Mr. Komatsu was a trustee of the National Trust For Historic Preservation from 1996 to 2005. In Texas, he was appointed by former Governor Bill Clements in 1987 and reappointed by Governor Ann Richards in 1993 to chair the Texas Historical Commission (1991 to 1995.) He was instrumental in establishing the Texas Preservation Trust Fund. He has also served on the boards of Preservation Texas, Inc. and Historic Fort Worth, Inc .; Komatsu is currently working with 20 counties on their historic courthouses in stages ranging from general planning to emergency grant repairs.

“The Historic Monuments Preservation Committee is delighted to welcome Mr. Komatsu as a guest speaker,” said Steve Thompson, Chairman. “The knowledge we have the opportunity to gain will have a positive impact on Texarkana’s historic preservation activities,” continued Mr. Thompson.

This meeting is open to the public. For more information, email [email protected] or call 903-798-3934.

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