William Raynolds

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Will Raynolds works primarily on architectural and archaeological conservation projects in environments where fluctuation in the urban fabric is especially rapid and applied legal protection is scarce. He is chiefly interested in low-cost and readily deployable techniques to collect reliable geospatial and conditions information for historic sites, enabling local authorities, concerned citizens, and everyone in between to safeguard what they can with tightly constrained resources.

He frequently contributes to conservation projects throughout the Middle East and North Africa and is a member of the Oberlin Archaeological Mission to Libya. Both before and after the 2011 revolution, he has worked closely with members of the Libyan Department of Antiquities to build capacity in documenting, inventorying, and protecting historic resources during a time of unprecedented change.

A graduate of the GSAPP program in Historic Preservation, he has consulted for the Getty Conservation Institute, UNESCO and World Monuments Fund. Most recently, he has contributed to a series of projects in Haiti seeking to restore historic structures in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A6418‑1 Spring 2018
Building Diagnostics & Conditions Survey
Donald Friedman, William Raynolds
HP Lab-655 Schermerhorn
M 11 AM - 2 PM
Full Semester
3 Points