Norman R. Weiss – Director of Scientific Research

As ICR’s Director of Scientific Research, Norman Weiss draws on more than fifty years of 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 a recipient of that organization’s Harley J. McKee Award). Norman has taught at Columbia University since 1977 and frequently lectures at research conferences 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 restoration of the west front of 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.