Andrew Fearon, AIC-PA
Chief Architectural Conservator
Since 1995, Andrew Fearon has worked in the field of conservation encompassing architecture, decorative arts, and archaeological materials. He joined Materials Conservation as Chief Architectural Conservator right at the company’s founding. In his role, he specializes in wooden materials, architectural finishes and masonry. His commitment to preserving our architectural heritage, coupled with his craftsman training and an encyclopedic knowledge of conservation treatment methodologies make him one of the foremost practitioners working in the field today. Among his completed projects are the exterior finishes of Jefferson’s Monticello, The Rodin Museum interior finishes, and Louis Kahn’s Esherick House.
Since 2010, Andrew has served as lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. He holds a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and has completed the ICCROM Wood Course in Oslo, Norway. Andrew currently serves as board member for APT's Delaware Valley Chapter and Docomomo's Philadelphia Chapter. He is also Vice-President, Director of Advocacy for ICOMOS's Scientific Committee for Wood, and Chair of The American Institute for Conservation Architecture Specialty Group.
Andrew’s passion for preservation doesn’t end when he goes home. In his spare time he serves as the executive director of a neighborhood non-profit preservation advocacy group aimed at promoting built heritage as an integral element of responsible development.