Duncan Campbell recently retired as an associate professor of architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning. After completing a degree in history at Columbia University, he spent sixteen years as a carpenter and building contractor specializing in historic rehabilitation and restoration. He graduated with a Master of Science in historic preservation from Columbia in 1993.
As co-founder and president of Bloomington-based Preservation Development, Inc., Duncan has consulted on historic tax credit projects, National Register Nominations, Historic Structure Reports, Feasibility Studies, Physical Condition Reports, and Preservation Planning. The firm contributed to the redevelopment of many of Bloomington’s historic buildings between 1993 and 2007.
Duncan served on Bloomington’s Historic Preservation Commission from 1992 to 2008 and co-authored the city’s Historic Preservation Ordinance. He has been a board member of Bloomington Restorations and is currently on the board of Indiana Landmarks.