William A. Dupont, M.Arch
San Antonio Conservation Society Endowed Professor; Hist. Pres. Program Coordinator
Architecture - Historic Preservation
Director, Center for Cultural Sustainability
William Dupont, an architect and expert in heritage conservation, is the Director of the Center for Cultural Sustainability (CCS) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The CCS explores the continuity of the cultural systems of human existence and the common identities of heritage that bind people to places. The CCS provides research and services to benefit communities; convenes leaders in the field for dialogue on sustainable development and construction; and provides research opportunities for faculty and graduate students.
Dupont is also the San Antonio Conservation Society Endowed Professor at UTSA. He teaches graduate courses in historic preservation and architectural design, and oversees the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation.
Previously, Dupont served eleven years as the architect for the National Trust engaged in master planning and preservation of historic sites, including Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, Philip Johnson’s Glass House, and President Lincoln’s Cottage National Monument. He still assists the organization on various projects, including leadership of a U.S. technical team supporting preservation efforts at Finca Vigia, Ernest Hemingway’s home in Cuba.
Professor Dupont serves on the Boards of US/ ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments and Sites), and Villa Finale, a National Trust historic site in San Antonio.