Jeff Klee is an architectural historian for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He has worked for several years to make digital things useful for his own work and that of his peers. Most recently, he has been involved in the development of the SAH Architectural Resources Archive, or SAHARA, a joint project of the Society of Architectural Historians and ArtStor. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Vernacular Architecture Forum and is involved with preservation and education efforts in and around Williamsburg, including the Rosewell Foundation.
In his day job, he examines early buildings throughout the Chesapeake to help understand and interpret the 18th-century architecture of Williamsburg’s Historic Area. Occasionally, he helps to design reconstructions of historic buildings, such as the three Freedmen’s houses at Freedom Park, in James City County, James Monroe’s birthplace in Westmoreland County, the planter’s house at Great Hopes in Williamsburg, and Williamsburg’s Coffeehouse, Armoury, and Market.