Historic Preservation

Posted May 29, 2018
  • Frank Matero (center) with researchers at the Gordion Archaeological Project in Yassihoyuk, Turkey.

  • Frank Matero with students at Powderham Castle, Devon, England.

  • Frank Matero with students at Fort Union National Monument.

Frank Matero to Receive Sheldon and Caroline Keck Award

Frank Matero, professor of architecture and chair of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, will receive the 2018 Sheldon and Caroline Keck Award. The Keck award recognizes “a sustained record of excellence in the education and training of conservation professionals,” and will be presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, in Houston, Texas.

Matero is also presenting at the conference. On June 2, he’ll give a presentation entitled Ground-truthing Adobe Ruins:Assessing Vulnerability of Earthen Architecture in a Changing Climate, based on work he leads at Fort Union National Monument, the largest adobe ruin in North America and once the largest U.S. military reservation, with PennDesign’s Architectural Conservation Laboratory (ACL).

Outside of his teaching, publishing, and field work with the ACL, Matero is founder and editor-in-chief of Change Over Time, an international journal on conservation and the built environment published by Penn Press. He is also a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, former Co-chair of the Research and Technical Studies Group, and serves on editorial boards of The Getty Conservation Institute and the Journal of Architectural Conservation.