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Kathryn E. Brown

Dan Lepore & Sons Company
Architectural Conservator
Conshohocken, PA
Katie is an architectural conservator at Dan Lepore & Sons Company, a masonry restoration and construction firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Katie earned her Master of Science in Historic Preservation with a concentration in Conservation Science from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design. Her undergraduate degree was in Art History & Architecture with a certificate in Business Law from The Pennsylvania State University. While in graduate school at Penn, Katie's research focused on masonry conservation, specifically evaluation and testing of serpentine stone. Her master's thesis earned her the Charles E. Peterson Award for outstanding work in the specialized study of historic building technology. She is also a two-time recipient of The Peterson Prize from The Carpenter's Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. Some of the notable restoration projects she has worked on in the include the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Independence Hall, Philadelphia City Hall, Merchants Exchange Building, Undine Barge Club, and The Maryland State House Old Senate Chamber. Katie is an Associate Member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.