Alanna Piser joined John Milner Architects in 2013. As preservation designer, Alanna assists in the survey and assessment of historic buildings, the preparation of historic preservation documents, as well as with the development of design and construction documentation for a variety of projects. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, she has lived in London and Mexico City, sparking her interest in architecture and historic preservation. Alanna received a Bachelor of Art degree in Interior Design from Marymount University, where she spent a semester studying at Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence. She received her Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania, where she traveled to Shanghai, China for an urban conservation course and the Balkans for a European Conservation course. Alanna is a member of The National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Scholarship Committee for the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society of Delaware and the Building Committee for Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, Delaware. She enjoys traveling, cooking and training for half-marathons.