Historic Preservation

Suzanna Barucco



M.A., Cornell University

B.S., West Chester University

Suzanna Barucco is principal of sbk + partners, LLC, a historic preservation consulting practice providing professional services for the assessment, preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse of historic buildings and landscapes.  Her experience spans various aspects of preservation practice including historical research, writing and editing, physical investigation, restoration design, technical specifications, and construction observation.  Many of her projects have been recognized with awards for excellence.  A specialization in the assessment and restoration of stained glass windows grew out of her master’s thesis, Decorative Leaded Glass Windows in American Buildings.

Suzanna earned an MS in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University and a certificate from the prestigious Attingham School for the Study of the British Country House.  She was appointed by the governor to the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board and is currently board chair; she also serves on the board of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and is co-chair of the Haverford Historical Commission, among various other professional activities.  In addition to being a lecturer for the preservation studio course in the Historic Preservation program at Penn Design, Suzanna co-developed the historic preservation program for the College of Architecture and the Built Environment, Philadelphia University, where she teaches the introduction to historic preservation and adaptive reuse studio.

Recent Work