Claudia Kavenagh

Claudia Kavenagh is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Historic Preservation, where she teaches a course called Professional Practice and Project Management. Kavenagh is the Director of the New York office of Building Conservation Associates, Inc., a historic preservation consulting firm specializing in the preservation and conservation of historic buildings and monuments. In addition to overseeing all technical staff operations, during her twenty-six year tenure she has served as the project manager for many large and complex projects, including the recently completed interior and exterior restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, the rehabilitation of Park Avenue Armory to become a leading performing arts venue in New York City, and the integration of new construction with historic buildings at the Newark Museum’s diverse campus. Kavenagh has 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 in projects throughout the United States by advising clients about both technical restoration challenges and preservation-related regulatory issues on the local, state, and federal levels. She is a graduate of Grinnell College and Columbia GSAPP.

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 2017
Historic Preservation Studio 1
Kim Yao, Claudia Kavenagh Studio, Required for HP 1st year
301 Fayerweather
M & TH 2 PM-6 PM
Full Semester
6 Points