With more than 25 years of conservation experience gleaned from having worked on some of the most historic and notable building in the UK, Richard Barrow comes to us from across the pond. Richard’s career in conservation and restoration began after a series of left turns. He studied sculpture at Central St. Martins, then apprenticed with a master stone letter cutter and soon found himself learning plaster lining at Gloucester Cathedral (circa 1200). From there, Richard worked to restore Windsor Castle following the 1992 fire, and he continued to work for the Queen of England and the Royal Family. The rest is history.
We’re excited that Richard is leading our conservation team, and we’re lucky to have his hands-on experience and his team-building skills. For Richard, New York offered a new challenge. He aims to bring European conservation techniques and mentalities to significant (albeit, younger) American buildings. For his first EverGreene project, Richard served as a site supervisor for one of our biggest projects, Thurgood Marshall Federal Courthouse, New York and then lead the conservation effort on our oldest project, Mission Concepcion in San Antonio, Texas, built in 1768.
We’re excited that Richard is leading our conservation team, and we’re lucky to have his experience, hands-on experience, and his team-building skills.