David Facenda
Senior Architectural Conservator

In 2009 David became a member of Team Materials Conservation. Combining superb technical skills with large-scale project management know-how, he led the restoration of Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square, the outdoor lobby of the Historic Lansdowne Theater, the relocation and reinstallation of a Maurice Sendak mural and the conservation of Steel House at Connecticut College, among dozens of other projects. Every assignment is unique, as is every strategy David develops.

David holds a MS in Historic Preservation from University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate Program and a MA in History from the University of Rochester along with undergraduate degrees from both Boston College and the University of Colorado. Prior to joining MC, David honed his skills working at John Milner Architects performing building assessments, writing project specifications and consulting for historic tax credits. He is a member of the Society of Architectural Historians, the Association for Preservation Technology (APT), The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

After hours David turns into super-dad, building sets for school plays and cutting the rug at father-daughter dances.