See Sutherland's transition update effective October 19th, 2020.

Meet the Team

Amy Cole Ives
President, Architectural Conservation Services

Jonathan A. Ives
Vice President, Technical and Financial Operations

Amy Cole Ives - President, Architectural Conservation Services

Amy established Sutherland Conservation & Consulting (SCC) in 2007 after leaving the Maine Historic Preservation Commission where she had been an architectural historian and rehabilitation tax incentives coordinator since 1999. Prior to moving back to her home state to work for the Commission, Amy worked as an architectural conservator for the SPNEA Conservation Center, as a consultant to the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and as a paint analyst for Susan L. Buck at Historic Paint Services. She received her undergraduate degree in American Studies from Smith College and her M.S. in Historic Preservation with a concentration in Architectural Conservation from the University of Pennsylvania.

As an architectural historian for the Commission, Amy had the opportunity to be involved in all the life cycle stages of historic projects across the entire state, spanning 200+ years of architectural styles and construction techniques, and she oversaw the successful certification of 23 historic rehabilitation projects. Shortly before leaving the Commission, Amy co-authored L.D. 262 with Harry K. Schwartz, creating the 25% Maine Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit. She continued public policy work part-time for the State Planning Office as project manager for the Resolve 46 Building Code Implementation Plan. Both of these legislative initiatives were successful and in May, 2008 Amy received a Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award from Maine Preservation for her involvement in advocacy for the Tax Credit for the Rehabilitation of Historic Properties and the State Uniform Building and Energy Code.

Amy re-established her architectural paint research practice in 2013 which includes a comprehensive microscopy lab at SCC's Hallowell, ME location. She was a member of the organizing committee for the 6th International Architectural Paint Research Conference held at Columbia University in New York City in March 2017. At this conference she presented a paper on her architectural paint research work at the Eustis Estate in Milton, Massachusetts for Historic New England entitled W.R. Emerson's Eustis House: Interior Decorative Finishes of an Aesthetic Movement Masterpiece.

Amy lives in Hallowell with her husband and twin daughters. She is passionate about historic finishes and masonry, enjoying the great outdoors with her family, music and the performing arts.

Jonathan A. Ives - Vice President, Technical and Financial Operations

Jonathan is an information systems project manager with software development experience across multiple industries including: telecommunications, healthcare, state government, academia and historic preservation. As Vice President of Technical Operations for SCC, Jonathan manages the company’s technical infrastructure and oversees the corporate financial systems.

Jonathan has worked in several small startup companies including Infonautics, Blue Marble Geographics and St. George Consulting/Penbay Media, as well as a large consulting firm, Andersen Consulting/Accenture, and in the academic environment with MIT Information Systems. Jonathan worked for the State of Maine from 2003 to 2010 supporting environmental and health agencies. He is currently working on Health Information Technology projects as an IT Project Manager for Computer Aid, Inc. supporting the State of Maine.

Jonathan received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in May 1993 from Trinity College, Hartford CT. In 2008, Jonathan received the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Jonathan has participated in several window repair and lead safe handling seminars including sessions held at Restore Boston and the North Bennet Street School in Boston.

Jonathan lives in Hallowell with his family, diligently and patiently rehabilitating their historic home. He enjoys time outdoors gardening, running, hiking and visiting by the lake at the family camp.