Meet the Team

Sutherland Conservation & Consulting meets the National Park Service professional qualification standards in 36 CRF 61 for architectural history.

Amy Cole Ives, President
Scott Hanson, Architectural Historian
Jonathan A. Ives, Vice President of Technical Operations



Amy Cole Ives, President

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 continues to be involved with state level advocacy for historic preservation as an Advisory Trustee to Maine Preservation and member of their Public Policy Committee. Amy lives in Hallowell with her husband, twin daughters and goofy dog, and she is passionate about historic masonry, enjoying the great outdoors with her family, music and the performing arts.

Scott Hanson, Architectural Historian

Scott Hanson studied at Pratt Institute's School of Art and Design and has utilized his background in design, architectural history, and restoration carpentry in a wide variety of positions. From 2005-2010, he was Preservation Planner for the City of Portland. In that position he worked with property owners, contractors, and developers on hundreds of residential and commercial projects. He was deeply involved in the creation of the Congress Street Historic District and its subsequent certification by the National Park Service. He developed a collaborative project by the City of Portland, Maine Historical Society, and the Portland Public Library to digitize the city's 1924 tax records and photos. Scott received a Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award from Maine Preservation for his work on the Congress Street Historic District initiative and a Greater Portland Landmarks Preservation Award for his work with the City of Portland's historic preservation program.

Since joining SCC in 2010, Scott has worked on numerous historic tax credit projects, written or co-written twelve National Register nominations, and researched and written fifteen Maine Historic Building Record documentation projects. He has completed National Park Service certifications for local historic districts in Portland, and New York City. He has also worked on condition assessments for the Tate House Museum, Portland, and the Red Farm at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He recently researched and wrote an analysis of the historic significance of the 19th century Portland Company complex for the City of Portland. Scott has done numerous presentations on a variety of topics including the history of Portland's eastern waterfront, the Grand Trunk Railroad in Maine, the Portland Company complex, the mills of the Androscoggin at Brunswick and Topsham, the history and architecture of Topsham village, and the history of the Whitten family and home in Topsham.

Scott lives in Topsham, where he has served on the local historic district commission. He is restoring his own 1828 home, Whitten House, which has been featured on the HGTV program, If Walls Could Talk. His published works include:

The Architecture of Cushing's Island. Scott T. Hanson and Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Cushing's Island Association, 2012.

Cleaning Historic Staffordshire Transferware. Scott T. Hanson. Whitten House Books, 2013.

Homes Down East, Classic Maine Coastal Cottages and Town Houses. Scott T. Hanson, Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., and Christopher Glass, Tilbury House Publishing, 2014.

Jonathan A. Ives, Vice President

Jonathan is an information systems 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 software development for the company’s cemetery gravestone assessment tracking and reporting system. Jonathan also manages the businesses’ 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 recently worked for the State of Maine supporting environmental and health agencies from 2003 to 2010. He is currently working on a Health Information Technology project 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.