Historic Preservation

Roy Ingraffia



M.S. Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania
B.S. Art History/Architecture, Hobart College

Roy is an Architectural Conservator who teaches the Masonry Conservation Seminar in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. In addition to his work at Penn, he is Director of Industry Development and Technical Services for the International Masonry Institute (IMI) where he develops and promotes best practices for masonry construction and restoration. Prior to his position with IMI, Roy's private practice work focused on the research, documentation, testing, and treatment of historic buildings, artifacts, and sites. He is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and currently serves on the board of the AIC Architectural Specialty Group as well as the board of the Association for Preservation Technology, Delaware Valley Chapter.


Astor Family Vault: Reconstruction & Conservation of Marble Obelisk, 2013
Trinity Cemetery, New York, NY

New Orleans Museum of Art: Terracotta Conservation Treatment Including Laser Cleaning, 2012 New Orleans, Louisiana (Samuel Marx, Northwestern Terracotta Co., 1911)

UVA Rotunda: Assessment and Treatment Recommendations for Marble Column Capitals, 2010
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia: (McKim, Mead, & White, 1896)

UVA Pavilion II: Assessment and Laser Cleaning Marble Column Capitals, 2009
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia: (Thomas Jefferson, 1823)

St. Marks Church: Brownstone Conservation Treatment, 2010-11; Lady Chapel Conservation, 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (John Notman, 1849)

U.S. Treasury Building: Finishes Investigation, Plaster Conservation, & Gilding of Domes, 2009 Washington, DC (Robert Mills 1839 - Alfred B. Mullett, 1869)

Horace Jayne Residence: Terracotta Conservation Treatment Including Laser Cleaning, 2009
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Frank Furness, 1895)

Barnard Statuary, Annual Preservation Monitoring and Treatment of Marble Sculpture, 2006-2010 Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, (George Grey Barnard, 1911)

Second Bank of the United States, Treatment of Incipient Spalling, North and South Portico Columns, 2006 Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (William Strickland, 1818-1823)

Independence Hall, Treatment of Incipient Spalling, Pennsylvania Blue Marble, Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (1732-56)

Maurice Sendak Mural: Paint Stabilization, De-Installation, & Conservation Treatment, 2008
New York, New York (Maurice Sendak, 1962)

Nemours Mansion & Gardens (A.I. DuPont Estate): Architectural Conservation, 2006-Present
Wilmington, Delaware, (Carrere & Hastings, 1909-1923)

Philadelphia City Hall: Conservation Treatments on Georgia Marble Sculptures, 2006-2009
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Alexander Milne Calder 1873-93)

Finca Vigia, Ernest Hemingway's House: Analysis of Historic Paint, Mortars, and Stuccos, 2005-2006, San Francesco de Paula, Cuba (1890)

Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, Masonry Kiln Stabilization and Exterior Tile Conservation, 2005, Doylestown, Pennsylvania (Henry Chapman Mercer, 1898-1911)


Work and Research