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Richard Pieper

Richard Pieper is an architectural conservator specializing in the documentation of historic architectural technology and the conservation of metals and masonry materials. Pieper is a Partner and Director of Preservation for Jan Hird Pokorny Associates, a preservation architecture firm in New York City.

While at the Pokorny office, Pieper has directed a number of large projects, including the exterior restoration of the 1908 Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan, the restoration of the dome and rotunda of the New Jersey State House, the restoration of the tile and ornamental copper roof of the Guardian Life Insurance Company Building, and the exterior restoration of Olana, Frederic Church’s historic homestead. Pieper has written several articles for the Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, including “Preserving Historic Guastavino Tile Ceilings, Domes, and Vaults: An Overview” (1999), “A Checklist for the Restoration of Architectural Cast Iron in the U.S” (2013), and “The “White Metals” of Early-Twentieth-Century American Architecture” (2015)

For the National Park Service, Pieper authored Preservation Brief #42, The Maintenance, Repair and Replacement of Historic Cast Stone, as well as Restoring Metal Roof Cornices, a Park Service Tech Note. Pieper published Earthen Architecture in the Northern United States in the Park Service’s Cultural Resource Management Bulletin.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A6768‑1 Fall 2024
Conservation of Architectural Metals
Richard Pieper
Preservation Technology Lab
M 10 AM- 1 PM
1.5 Points
A6768‑1 Fall 2023
Conservation of Architectural Metals
Richard Pieper
Preservation Technology Lab
W 2 PM - 5 PM
1.5 Points