Building a Place for History
Joshua Castaño is a Senior Program Manger at Partners for Sacred Places where he provides training, technical assistance, and consulting services to historic sacred places and communities across the nation. Most of his time is spent working closely to develop community-based planning initiatives with historic sacred places, in addition to fundraising strategy. Among the many other projects he manages, Joshua is the lead for ongoing engagement projects with support from the National Heritage Areas Development Partnership. Joshua began his career in his hometown of Paterson, NJ as an historic preservation specialist for the Department of Community Development. Growing up in Paterson was a rich experience that helped develop his initial passion for historic architecture and churches. Joshua graduated with a B.A. in Art History from Oberlin College, where he curated exhibitions on 18th C. architectural books and the work of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown.