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Marco Federico
Senior Architectural Conservator

The bumper sticker on the back of Marco’s truck reads: “I brake for old graveyards.” Suffice to say he enjoys stone conservation, as well as working with terracotta and cementitious materials. Since 2003 Marco has applied his talent for historic preservation to sculptures at the New York Public Library and Franklin’s grave in Philadelphia. He has extensive experience with on-site condition assessment, documentation, and conservation treatments, as well.

Marco’s introduction to conservation came while working at the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, but it was later, in Rome assisting seasoned Italian stone conservators, that sealed his professional deal. Marco returned to Philadelphia earning his MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. He belongs to the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, and is a founding member of the Materials Conservation team.

Today Marco’s truck also sports a trio of child seats for transporting his kids while making frequent stops at historic preservation spots across the region.