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Mark Rabinowitz

Vice President
Principal Conservator

Mark Rabinowitz is Vice President and Principal Conservator. He co-directs the Conservation Division with Joseph Sembrat

Mark served as Deputy Chief of Operations for Preservation at the Central Park Conservancy throughout the 1990s, during which time he initiated and directed their monuments conservation and historic preservation programs. In 1997 Mark was named Chief Consulting Conservator for the New York City Parks Department where he started up a similar program to treat monuments throughout New York City. Both programs continue today to maintain the City's collection and have trained scores of graduate students in outdoor monuments conservation.

His work has received numerous awards including

  • 4 DC Preservation Awards
  • 2013 AIA Honors Award
  • Mark Hampton Prize for Historic Preservation, American Academy in Rome
  • Presidents Award Landscape Architecture
  • 6 Lucy Moses Preservation Awards
  • 3 New York City Design Commission (previously Art Commission) Awards for Excellence
  • Heritage Preservation/SOS
  • Dade County Preservation Trust Award
  • Maestro Della Vecchi Arte di Pietro

Mark has presented papers, published articles, lectured and taught at national and international conferences and institutions including APT, AIC, ICOMOS US, SFIIC (France), Roger Williams University, Tulane University, Columbia University, New York University Conservation Center, University of Texas at San Antonio, Long Island University, Penland School of Crafts, and the Lacoste School of the Arts in France. His art has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Brussels, and Paris, and is represented in public and private collections in the US and Europe.

Major projects have included work on the West Block of the Canadian Houses of Parliament, the US Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, Grant Monument and the DC War Memorial, all on the National Mall, several projects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Biltmore Estate, Kykuit, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 2 Saturn V rockets, the Atlantis Space Shuttle and fragments from Columbia and Challenger, fragments from Laurelton Hall by L C Tiffany, the Scottish Rite Temple in DC, the Egyptian Obelisk in Central Park, NYC, and many, many other significant objects, structures and works of public art.

Mark holds a BFA degree in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI (1975).

Mark has been a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) since 2004 and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome since 2011.


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