Olivia Holland

M.S. Historic Preservation '24
Olivia Holland is a graduate student in Pratt’s Historic Preservation program. Originally from Ohio, she graduated with a dual degree in History and French from the College of Wooster in 2019. She’s worked as a historic preservation intern with the National Park Service and as a grant writer for a Manhattan settlement house. Olivia is interested in studying and preserving both tangible and intangible heritage, especially as it relates to climate change and economic displacement. Her goal is to use preservation as a tool for community engagement and storytelling. Olivia lives in Brooklyn with her partner and their dog, Mabel. She can usually be found perusing the shelves of her local bookstores and enjoying the outdoors.


A flooded street in The Hole neighborhood looks more like a marsh, with tall grasses growing along the side. A row of houses are seen in the background
The Hole (2023)