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.