Conservation Solutions Inc: Art + Architecture + Artifacts

Caitlin Smith

Senior Conservator

Caitlin Smith is a Senior Conservator and Project Manager at Conservation Solutions, Inc., with over eight years of experience. Caitlin is responsible for daily oversight, quality control, and documentation of conservation work.  She performs daily inspections, reviews submittals, participates in project meetings, prepares reports, provides field directions and is responsible for all aspects of project management and administration.  She also performs hands-on implementation of conservation treatments, including condition assessment, treatment design and implementation, and historic research and documentation.  Caitlin manages CSI’s junior staff and serves as CSI’s Corporate Safety Officer and Laser Safety Officer.

Prior to joining Conservation Solutions, Caitlin worked as an Architectural and Sculptural Conservator at Kreilick Conservation, LLC, where she was responsible for the implementation and completion of conservation and restoration projects.

During her academic career, Caitlin interned with the Architectural Conservation Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, the Historic Preservation and Museum Studies Internship Program in Jekyll Island, GA, Kenmore Mansion in Fredericksburg, VA, and the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program in Ename, Belgium.

As a Conservator and Project Manager at CSI, Caitlin has had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, including:

  • U.S. Capitol Building North Wing, Washington, DC (2015-2017): Directed and performed chemical consolidation and laser cleaning of marble elements, oversaw restoration of bronze fixtures, in addition to technical reporting and management of conservation crews.
  • U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC (2016-2017): Quality control and conservation consultant for treatment of marble sculptures, in addition to directing treatment of bronze railings.
  • USS Balao Submarine Sail, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC (2015-2016): Directed and performed conservation of World War II submarine conning tower, including a range of materials & coatings.
  • Arlington National Cemetery Monument Conservation, Arlington, VA (2015): Survey, assessment, and treatment of 13 monuments for the US Department of the Army.
  • Corporate Goddesses, San Francisco, CA (2014): Directed and performed high access fiberglass sculpture conservation on top of a Philip Johnson and John Burgee designed building.
  • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, Washington, DC (2014): Directed and performed stone conservation, engraving paint study, and maintenance manual improvements and updates.
  • American Airways Hangar Entrance, Fort Worth, TX (2014): Performed conservation of 1930’s Art Deco aluminum entryway at American Airways first administration offices and hangar building.
  • Jon Boat, Bull Shoals/White River State Park, Bull Shoals, AR (2014): Directed and performed conservation of traditional Ozarks region wood jon boat.
  • Obelisk, Central Park, New York, NY (2013-2014): Survey, assessment, and digital documentation of 3.500 year-old ancient Egyptian monolith.
  • The Barnard Statuary Groups, Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg, PA (2013): Conservation treatment and documentation of two Carrara marble groups by George Grey Barnard.

Caitlin holds a MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design (2009), and BAs in Historic Preservation and Political Science from the University of Mary Washington (2007).

She is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC).