Ever wonder what a conservator does day to day? For those of us who don’t work in the field, conservation is often shrouded in mystery. The American Institute for Conservation…
Katharine joined EverGreene in the spring of 2019. She works closely with senior conservators in all aspects of conservation work, including (but not limited to): research, conditions assessments, conservation treatments, construction management, and materials testing and analysis.
Prior to working at EverGreene, Katharine concentrated in architectural conservation at UPenn, and took advantage of the wide range of courses available, from the petrography of archaeological materials to hands-on work for the National Parks Service. Her master’s thesis focused on wooden heritage conservation. While in school, Katharine worked part-time for the architectural conservation firm Building Conservation Associates, Inc. in Philadelphia. Work at BCA included assisting with an HSR, comprehensive condition assessments, cleaning tests, material matching, petrography, and mortar and paint analysis.
Katharine brings additional experience to EverGreene from her former position as an investigation engineer for GB Geotechnics (GBG) in the city of New York. She contributed to several projects focusing on recognized historic structures using various NDE and documentation methods, including photogrammetry, condition assessments, laser scanning, and infrared thermography.
She has been involved in the field of historic preservation and architecture for over a decade, graduating with a MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. Katharine received the Charles E. Peterson Award for distinguished study in specialized historic building technology. Additionally, she is active an member in several industry organizations including the American Institute of Conservation (AIC) and the Association for Preservation Technology, Northeast Chapter.