Principal Britin Bostick is a 6th generation Texan from the western edge of the Hill Country, and despite growing up on a ranch, she was and remains terrified of livestock. Her love of Legos led her to architecture school, and she earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design with a Minor in Art & Architectural History from Texas A&M University. Having already worked on several commercial construction projects in the Austin area for General Contractor F. T. Woods when she graduated, she was recruited by O’Brien & Associates in Dallas, Texas to work in their production department, turning designs into buildings and gaining experience in permitting, managing project teams and coordinating with contractors on large commercial developments and logistics facilities.
When the economy tanked in 2008, the effects on the firms’s clients were severe, and she was laid off in early 2009. After a month of considering other career options, she was recruited by Harrison, Walker & Harper in Paris, Texas to run the firm’s design department. In the middle of providing support to both construction projects and logistics planning, she unexpectedly found herself managing a portfolio of historic properties in the downtown and serving on the Main Street Advisory Board. Having fallen into a love of old buildings but lacking knowledge about their context, she returned to Central Texas to earn a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning and a Master of Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Austin.
Britin’s research asked questions that were not being asked or answered by her graduate school colleagues, and she co-founded Stewardship Strategies with Frank Ordia early in 2016 to pursue the work they believed was much-needed in smaller Texas communities. Since then Frank has taken another position, Britin has a lot of answers and even more questions, and she is now providing solutions for her clients across Texas, as well as speaking at conferences and serving on the Board of Directors for the Williamson Museum while she refines her new role as a Public Historian.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org