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  • Michael Ball
    Michael Ball
  • Penelope Dixon
    Penelope Dixon
  • Renata Hejduk
    Renata Hejduk
  • Howard Shubert
    Howard Shubert
  • Edward Yee
    Edward Yee

Michael Ball

Founder and President of McGill CC Inc., a highly successful Toronto-based group of consultants specializing in the design and construction of unique, purpose-designed commercial interior projects. McGill’s management style and quality of work was highly regarded in the industry and has been recognized in a number of local, national, and international publications.

Current Responsibilities Include

  • Project Management
  • Preparation of Client Estimates
  • Architectural expertise for qualitative valuations
  • Marketing

Penelope Dixon

Penelope Dixon has 30 years of experience in fine art photography including positions at the auction houses of Phillips Son & Neale and Argus, Ltd., both in Manhattan.  She has served on the boards of a number of arts organizations, lectured and contributed to many books and articles relating to fine art photography.

Penelope began an independent appraisal firm specializing in Fine Art Photography in 1981. She is currently a Senior Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America and formerly a Senior Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers (1981-2007) where she became the first specialist certified in photography. Her primary firm, Penelope Dixon and Associates, has special expertise in providing appraisals of extensive collections, as well as photographers’ estates.

Current Responsibilities Include

  • Provide photographic appraisals as they relate to architectural and design collections
  • Structuring and formatting the various components of appraisal documents
  • Oversees the firms organizational structure and operations

Renata Hejduk

Renata Hejduk is Professor of Architecture at Arizona State University where she specializes in the art/architectural history of the post war period. She has a PhD in Architectural History and Theory from Harvard University and a MA in Contemporary Art from Tufts University.  She has worked as a curator at both Yale and Harvard Universities.

Renata gained valuation experience during her tenure as a curator at Yale.  She is experienced in assessing the condition and quality of drawings, models, and paintings, can historicize and contextualize the importance of papers and letters within a collection, as well as in identifying potential conservation issues.  With her wide knowledge of late 20thcentury architecture and art, Renata can assess the historical, cultural, and intellectual importance of architectural works, documents, and correspondence.

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Current Responsibilities Include

  • Introductions to architects and consultants
  • 20th Century Expertise
  • Historical and scholarly perspective
  • On-site inspections and valuations
  • Research, writing, and proofing of reports

Howard Shubert

Howard Shubert is an architectural historian, curator, lecturer and author with extensive experience at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), one of the leading museums of architecture in the world. Over the course of a 25-year career at the CCA, Howard developed expertise in researching and evaluating architectural archives. Howard’s primary responsibilities at CCA included the acquisition and management of 20th-century international archives and the cataloguing and care of architectural drawings and collections.

Howard has successfully completed the Congressionally recognized Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course and examination.

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Current Responsibilities Include

  • 19th Century Expertise
  • Collections assessment
  • Introductions to collections and consultants
  • On-site inspections and valuations
  • Research and writing of reports

Edward Yee

Starting as a computer consultant to Penelope Dixon Associates fifteen years ago, Edward Yee became increasingly involved with photographic collection management and eventually appraisals and valuation over the past decade. While working on a myriad of appraisal projects, he specializes in the valuation of negatives and large archives & estates, the largest of which was the BlackStar Archive containing over 300,000 photographs with a cataloguing staff of forty and an evaluation staff of seven.  He is certified by the Appraisers Association of America as an expert in Photography, is certifying as an expert in film, and currently is a member of the organization’s Educational Program Committee.

Current Responsibilities Include

  • Provides photographic and audio/visual appraisal as they relate to architectural and design archives
  • Project management and preparation of estimates, in conjunction with Michael Ball
  • Presentation of proposals
  • Development of valuation methodologies for mass appraisals
  • Data management and analysis