Barbara Zook, a licensed architect, has worked for over fifteen years as an architect for the State Historic Preservation Office and Supervisory Architect for the Southwest Regional Office of the National Park Service. She served as Acting Regional Historical Architect of the National Capital Region and as interim chair of the Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Monument rehabilitation projects committee. She was the executive director when Cornerstones Community Partnerships separated from New Mexico Community Foundation. For over seventeen years, Ms. Zook was the sole proprietor of her architectural firm that focused on historic preservation, preservation planning, rehabilitation projects and new construction projects compatible with regional design characteristics. She is the currently a State of New Mexico Historic Preservation Division architectural project reviewer.