Gogo Heinrich is an architect and has lived in Palo Alto for the past 32 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from UC Berkeley, is a licensed Architect in California, and is a LEED accredited professional. She has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry specializing in program management, design management, project management, and construction management of large complex projects. Projects included airport terminals, fire stations, correctional facilities, office buildings, zoo facilities, education facilities, and civic buildings. As a resident of the Professorville neighborhood, she was active in serving the community with her volunteer work on the draft of the Professorville Design Guidelines (2012), which included researching, documenting and categorizing the residences within the historic district.
Historic preservation requires careful analysis of the buildings and the context of the neighborhoods as well as a sense of the era in which the structures were built. The determination of whether a building contributes to the City as an historic resource is vital to the future growth of Palo Alto.