Preservation Next

Members of Preservation Next enjoy a studio visit with 18th Street Art Center Mentor artist-in-residence Dan Kwong in 2023. Photo: Catherine Azimi.

Preservation Next is a Conservancy affinity group that builds space for the next generation of preservationists (emerging and mid-career) working in any field to engage in interdisciplinary discussion around the role of historic preservation in Santa Monica’s urban fabric through a variety of events, architectural experiences, and volunteer opportunities.

Following the Conservancy’s mission, we also promotes widespread understanding and appreciation of the cultural, social, economic, and environmental benefits of preservation. Preservation Next encourages all participants to become involved in the work of the Conservancy at large as members, volunteers and potentially as developing board members.

For inquiries, please contact Catherine Azimi at

Members around the model for Gehry Partners’ Ocean Avenue Project during an exclusive visit in 2022.

Preservation Next during a visit to the Eames House in 2022.