Historic Preservation

Justin M. Spivey

Lecturer

Biography:

B.E., The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
M.S., University of California, Berkeley

Justin M. Spivey specializes in the condition assessment, renovation, repair, and adaptive reuse of existing structures. He has worked with many National Register and National Historic Landmark properties as well as buildings damaged by natural and man-made disasters. Mr. Spivey is familiar with a wide range of materials, from nineteenth-century cast and wrought iron, wood, and masonry through new construction designed for earthquake loading.

After attending the University of California on a Berkeley Graduate Fellowship, Mr. Spivey documented historic bridges for the National Park Service’s Historic American Engineering Record. He has also worked as a consulting engineer and in overseas construction management. Mr. Spivey’s project experience covers every phase from conceptual design to contract documents to commissioning. He is currently a Senior Associate in the Princeton and Philadelphia offices of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Mr. Spivey has also taught courses in preservation engineering at Johns Hopkins University from 2014 to 2017. He is currently a Director at Large and Publications Co-Chair of the Association for Preservation Technology International and a member of APT’s Delaware Valley Chapter, the American Institute of Steel Construction, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers. He is a licensed professional engineer in ten states including the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Editorial Experience:

  • Guest editor, with Richard I. Ortega, APT Bulletin 45, No. 1: Special Issue on Iron and Steel (Association for Preservation Technology International, 2014), 64 pp.
     
  • Guest editor, with Richard I. Ortega, APT Bulletin 43, No. 4: Special Issue on Iron and Steel (Association for Preservation Technology International, 2012), 64 pp.
     
  • Editor, East of the River, South of the Sound (Brooklyn, NY: Roebling Chapter, Society for Industrial Archeology, 2002), 100 pp.
     
  • Associate Editor, Capital IA: Industrial Archeology of Washington, DC (Washington, D.C.: Montgomery C. Meigs Original Chapter, Society for Industrial Archeology, 2001), 106 pp.
     

Articles and Published Proceedings:

  • Author, with Helena Meryman et al., “Investigation of the Construction of a 19th Century Wooden Flume Suspended on a Cliff,” in Proceedings of an International Conference on the Conservation of Historic Wooden Structures, 2 vols. (Firenze: Collegio degli Ingegneri della Toscana, 2005): 229-236.
     
  • Author, with Stephen G. Buonopane et al., “Engineering Analysis as a Historical Documentation Tool,” in Proceedings of the First International Congress on Construction History, 3 vols. (Madrid: Instituto Juan de Herrera, 2003): 421-431.
     
  • Author, with Dario A. Gasparini et al., “Stiffening Suspension Bridges,” in Proceedings of an International Conference on Historic Bridges (Morgantown: West Virginia Univ. Press, 1999): 105-115.