Evan Kopelson

Evan Kopelson is an architectural conservator and partner with Vertical Access, a consulting firm that works with architects, engineers, and preservation specialists. He has managed the investigation and documentation of preservation projects throughout the United States, including several National Historic Landmark structures, and has worked as an archaeological site conservator in Europe and Asia. He has a B.S. in archaeology and classical civilization from Cornell University and an M.S. in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Collaborative practice
  • Historic preservation planning

Classes (Selected)

  • CRP 5640 Building Materials ConservationA survey of the development of building materials in the United States, chiefly during the 19th and early 20th centuries, and a review of the measures that might be taken to conserve them. Students prepare a Historic Structure Report (HSR) on a property of their own choosing to be given to the site owner. The HSR includes historical research, a detailed written description, building condition analysis, recommendations for treatment, and a cost estimate.
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