STP1258: The Roles of an Architectural Conservator in an Architectural Preservation Firm

    Farneth, SJ
    Principal and senior associate, Architectural Resources Group, Inc., San Francisco, CA

    Wessel, DP
    Principal and senior associate, Architectural Resources Group, Inc., San Francisco, CA

    Pages: 13    Published: Jan 1996


    Abstract

    The field of historic preservation has become a well-defined discipline to which many architectural firms now devote either their entire, or a high percentage of their practice. Few, however, have trained full-time architectural conservators on staff to address the issues related to conservation of architectural materials. The paper begins with a discussion of the development of architectural conservation in the United States, and then focus on the role of full-time architectural conservators in an architectural firm that specializes in historic preservation.

    Keywords:

    architect, architectural conservator, architecture, conservation training, historic fabric, historic finishes, historic materials, historic preservation, preservation architect, preservation, rehabilitation, standards, building technology, buildings, evaluation


    Paper ID: STP15426S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E06.24

    DOI: 10.1520/STP15426S


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