SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1996

The Roles of an Architectural Conservator in an Architectural Preservation Firm


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.

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Farneth, SJ
Architectural Resources Group, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Wessel, DP
Architectural Resources Group, Inc., San Francisco, CA
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Developed by Committee: E06
Pages: 72–84
DOI: 10.1520/STP15426S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5321-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2006-8