Stephanie Ferrell, founder of Ferrell Redevelopment, is an architect and consultant specializing in
historic properties, historic preservation, commercial real estate development and urban design. In addition to an architectural practice, her consulting practice includes historic resource survey work for private and public clients, grant writing and lobbying, historic preservation tax credit and property tax exemption consultation to developers and architects and preparation of design guidelines for historic districts. She is the author of numerous articles and successful historic preservation grant applications. She was a partner in the redevelopment of the historic Arlington Hotel, for office and residential uses in downtown Tampa’s North Franklin Street Historic District. In addition, she is an adjunct professor in Historic Preservation at the University of South Florida, School of Architecture and Community Design.
As the former director of the Historic Tampa/Hillsborough County Preservation Board, her career in the field of historic preservation spans over twenty-five years. This recognized leader in the fields of preservation and architecture has served as President of the Tampa Section of the American Institute of Architects and as President of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. In 1995 she received the D. B. McKay Award, the highest honor awarded by the Tampa Historical Society for extraordinary contributions to Florida History. In that same year, Ms. Ferrell was honored by her election to the AIA’s National College of Fellows. She has been in private practice since 1997. Most recently, in November 2008, Ferrell was awarded the Medal of Honor by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for her service to the community in the field of historic preservation.