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Glenn Boornazian

Glenn Boornazian – President and Principal Conservator

Glenn Boornazian brings credentials, experience and vision to the architectural conservation field. In 1988, recognizing that the market for historic preservation services was highly fragmented, he started what would become Integrated Conservation Resources, Inc. (ICR) and Integrated Conservation Contracting, Inc. (ICC), in order to combine investigative architectural conservation services with high-quality conservation and restoration contracting. Today, as President of ICR and ICC, Glenn draws on his extensive knowledge of building materials conservation to provide technical services for historic buildings and monuments. His expertise includes specialized conditions investigation, materials testing, analysis and assessment, and the implementation of treatment recommendations. After studying at Columbia University’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, Glenn served as Staff Conservator for the Center for Preservation Research at Columbia University, and Director of Restoration for the Nantucket (Massachusetts) Historical Association. He was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation from 1996 to 2002, and speaks widely on historic preservation. Currently, Glenn serves on the boards of the Historic House Trust, Fort Tryon Park Trust, and and the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning Board of Advocates for the historic preservation programs.
 

 

Norman R. Weiss – Director of Scientific Research

As ICR’s Director of Scientific Research, Norman Weiss draws on more than thirty five years of practical experience in architectural conservation, to provide technical support to our consulting and contracting personnel. Trained as an analytical chemist at New York University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he is a pioneering specialist in the analysis and preservation of traditional building materials. He is a Fellow and life member of the Association for Preservation Technology (and recipient of that organization’s Harley J. McKee Award). Norman has taught at Columbia University since 1977 and frequently lectures for RESTORE, the National Park Service, and for preservation organizations worldwide. He has served as Visiting Conservation Scholar, J. Paul Getty Museum; Visiting Conservation Scientist, Conservation Center/IFA, New York University; Visiting Professor, University of Southern California; and was the conservation specialist on the Architect’s Advisory Group for the U.S. Capitol. Norman is Consultant Editor of the UK-based Journal of Architectural Conservation, and currently serves on the board of the National Center for Preservation Technology & Training.
 

 

Jennifer Schork – Senior Conservator

Jennifer Schork received her Master of Science in Historic Preservation, with an emphasis in architectural conservation, from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. While at Columbia, she worked as a teaching assistant for the conservation laboratory and organized the student-run lecture series. Jennifer has published articles on both her graduate thesis topic and a program of mortar research conducted at ICR. Previous work experience includes work at the preservation architecture firm Jan Hird Pokorny Associates, conservation consulting for the Historic House Trust, and program assistance for the Restore Training program. Jennifer is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC) and the current chair emeritus of the Architectural Specialty Group.
 

 

Jocelyn Chan – Conservator

Jocelyn Chan received her Master of Science in Historic Preservation with an emphasis in architectural conservation from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a B.A. in Chemistry and Art History from Tufts University. Formerly the Laboratory Teaching Assistant for the Penn Architectural Conservation Laboratory, her prior experience includes conservation technician positions at the Gordion Archaeological Project in Turkey, ARG Conservation Services, the Asian Art Museum, Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Scientific work experience includes a laboratory teaching assistantship for the Tufts Chemistry Department in addition to internship positions at the UCSF Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory and Mendel Biotechnology Inc. Jocelyn’s graduate thesis research analyzed the painted façade finishes of a National Park Service owned Spanish-Colonial mission, the Mission San José de Tumacácori in Arizona. She was the recipient of the Elizabeth Greene-Wiley Award for Outstanding Promise in 2015, Charles E. Peterson Award in 2014, and was co-president of Penn DiverseDesign.

 

Sarah Chase – Conservator

Sarah Chase received a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. Her research while in graduate school focused on preserving Isaiah Zagar’s mosaic works in Philadelphia. Prior to joining ICR, Sarah worked as a conservator at Materials Conservation Co. in Philadelphia, PA where she was responsible for documenting, analyzing, and assessing conditions of architectural materials, identifying modes of deterioration, and implementing hands-on conservation treatments. Previous work experience includes monuments conservation with the Central Park Conservancy and cataloging and documenting reproduction historic wallpapers and carpets with the J.R. Burrows and Co.

Karen Stone – Conservator

Karen Stone joins the ICR team with a long-held passion to conserve historic cultural works through scientific discipline. Karen earned a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Her studies focused on architectural conservation, and her graduate thesis explored sheet scaling in Mohegan granite deterioration. Karen holds a B.A. in Art History, a B.S. in Biology, a Minor in Chemistry, and concentrations in microscopy and genetics from Purchase College. Formerly a Conservator with Building Conservation Associates, Inc. (BCA), Karen has gained a wealth of experience in conditions assessments, documentation, field and laboratory testing, project management and construction administration. She has also held a dual position at Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate in Tarrytown, assisting the conservation staff with the maintenance of outdoor sculptural objects and historic structures, and the curatorial staff with the inventory of extensive collections.