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Claudia Kavenagh

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Adjunct Assistant Professor

Claudia Kavenagh is an Adjunct Assistant Professor who received her Master of Science from the Historic Preservation program of Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. For twenty-nine years, she was employed as a conservator and preservationist at Building Conservation Associates, Inc., a historic preservation consulting firm specializing in the preservation and conservation of historic buildings and monuments. For the last twenty years, she was the Director of the company’s New York office. In addition to overseeing all technical staff operations at BCA, she served as the project manager for many large and complex projects, including the interior and exterior restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, numerous restoration and planning projects at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, the interior restoration of the landmarked public spaces of the Waldorf-Astoria, and the planning for the integration of new construction with historic buildings at The Newark Museum’s diverse campus. Kavenagh also led the project teams responsible for obtaining federal rehabilitation tax credits for many clients, including the Walt Disney Corporation, General Motors, and the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. She maintains an active role as a consultant, advising clients about both technical restoration challenges and preservation-related regulatory issues on the local, state, and federal levels.

Claudia Kavenagh has lectured and published widely on historic preservation issues. She is a Professional Associate of the American Institute of Conservation (AIC).


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4510‑1 Fall 2019
Studio 1-Historic Preservation Studio
Hp willmccallum dolkartkavenaughraggev fa19 both
Hp tuckersimmons dolkartkavenaughraggev fa19 02 313east18thstreet both
Hp thomasrice dolkartkavenaughraggev fa19 03 gramercyhouse both
Andrew Dolkart, Claudia Kavenagh REQUIRED HP I
6 Points
A4510‑1 Fall 2018
Studio 1-Historic Preservation Studio
Hp dolkart kavenagh yao bingyulin fa18 01 contextanalysis
Hp dolkart kavenagh yao bingyulin fa18 02 designfloorplans
Drawing by Bingyu Lin
Andrew Dolkart, Kim Yao, Claudia Kavenagh Syllabus Required for M.S. HP 1st Year
301 Fayerweather
TU 2 PM - 6 PM + F 9 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
6 Points
A4510‑1 Fall 2017
Historic Preservation Studio 1
Kim Yao, Claudia Kavenagh Syllabus Studio, Required for HP 1st year
301 Fayerweather
M & TH 2 PM-6 PM
Full Semester
6 Points