New hire expands cultural resources services in Colorado

Posted in: Cultural Resources

Mead & Hunt’s historic preservation client base in the West is seeing ongoing growth. In response Dianna Litvak, a Senior Historian with extensive experience with transportation, private and military clients agreed to join our team to help better serve clients out of our Denver office. Providing experts with deep knowledge delivers sound solutions to cultural resource compliance projects big and small.

Mead & Hunt’s cultural resources services were first introduced in 1993 and have grown to be what is arguably the largest, most diverse historic preservation firm in the nation.

Dianna brings 25 years working in cultural resources spanning diverse project types. As the principal of Dill Historians, she established a successful consulting firm specializing in compliance with Section 106 regulations of the National Historic Preservation Act and Section 4(f) of the U.S. DOT Act, in which she worked closely with state and federal agencies to provide effective solutions to cultural resource compliance in the transportation industry.

Prior to this, Dianna was a historian with the Colorado Department of Transportation, Region 6. While at CDOT, Dianna gained experience in the identification and evaluation of linear resources, including railroad grades, ditches, and roads and post-World War II properties. She also served on the National Cooperative Highway Research Program Project 08-77 Panel where she reviewed Mead & Hunt’s work on A Model for Identifying and Evaluating the Historic Significance of Post-World War II Housing. Her background also includes completing historical documentaries, working on Colorado’s roadside historical markers, and a variety of historic exhibits and books on Colorado history.

Dianna and Mead & Hunt are currently working together for CDOT completing a historic highway inventory of Colorado’s state highways. These successful efforts now offer you a team with even greater experience and a trusted advisor with expertise in Colorado history.

Dianna can be contacted at

Christina Slattery

About the Author

Christina Slattery specializes in historic preservation of transportation and engineering structures. She evaluates the significance of properties ranging from missile defense systems to road corridors, and develops creative mitigation strategies for projects.

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