Michael C. Henry
Professional Engineer New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, & South Carolina
Registered Architect New Jersey
Professional Planner New Jersey
University of Pennsylvania, 1977
University of Houston, 1972
Master of Science, Engineering
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Fulbright Distinguished Scholar, 2005 University College London (UK)
Mr. Henry has over thirty-seven years of experience in the conception, planning, design and execution of projects related to buildings, building envelope and engineered systems. For the past twenty-six years, Mr. Henry has been engaged in the investigation, assessment, preservation and conservation of historic structures, related sites and contents, as Principal Engineer/Architect and founding partner of Watson & Henry Associates. He consults internationally on museum planning and sustainable environmental systems for collections conservation. Mr. Henry's work with Watson & Henry Associates includes: Sustainable environmental management for museum collections and archives; Preservation of significant historic structures, especially unconventional or technically challenging buildings; Engineered stabilization of large objects subject to the principles/ethics of objects conservation; Investigation, monitoring, analysis and assessment of historic buildings, including historic structure reports, conservation and condition assessment reports.
SELECTED PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES
Michael C. Henry. 'To Everything There is a Season: Strategic thinking for sustainable environmental management for collections conservation.' Sustainable Cultural Heritage Conference sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche of Italy, Washington, DC: May 2009.
Michael C. Henry. 'Climate Change: Balancing Environmental Needs of Society & Collections.' International Institute for Conservation Congress, London, UK: September 2008.
Michael C. Henry. 'What Will the Cultural Record Say About Us? Stewardship of Culture and the Mandate for Environmental Sustainability.' Keynote Speech. Gray Areas to Green Areas Conference on Developing Sustainable Preservation Environments. University of Texas, Austin: November 2007.
Michael C. Henry. 'The Heritage Building Envelope as a Passive and Active Climate Moderator: Opportunities and Issues in Reducing Dependency on Air-Conditioning.' Experts Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies. Getty Conservation Institute, Tenerife, Spain: April 2007.
Michael C. Henry. 'From the Outside In: Preventive Conservation, Sustainability and Environmental Management.' Article. Conservation: The Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter: V22, No. 1: Spring 2007.