William C. S. Remsen, RA, a registered architect and professional member of the American Institute of Conservation, has over 25 years experience with cultural heritage preservation projects, including field surveys and assessments, documentation, architectural and conservation design, project document preparation, bidding, contractor and consult selection, client negotiations, stakeholder relations, site supervision, and project management. Projects have been in the USA, Afghanistan, Cyprus, Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, Iran, and Chile. He received a double BA in Honors Anthropology (Archaeology) and Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a post-graduate Certificate in Architecture Conservation from the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome, Italy. In addition to working as an architect in private practice, he served as Supervisor of Architecture Conservation for the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (SPNEA, now Historic New England), Director of Architectural Conservation at the archaeological site of Gordion in Turkey, Technical Director of the Egyptian Antiquities Project of the American Research Center in Egypt, and Chief Preservation Architect for the Preservation Society of Newport County (the Newport Mansions). Recent work includes serving as Senior Cultural Heritage Advisor for the SAVE Program, an environmental and cultural historic preservation, development, and capacity building program funded by the United States Agency for International Development in Cyprus; consulting with the United Nations Development Program to conserve historic monuments and sites in Cyprus; and consulting with The Asia Foundation and the US State Department on a multi-phase project to train the staff, enhance operations, and design and construct a new National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul.


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Funerary Enclosure of Pharaoh Khasekhemwy  Photo: Abydos Project

Photo: M. Sevketoglu


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