Historic Preservation Certificate, University of Pennsylvania; B.S. in Construction Management, Clemson University
Richard Marks started Richard Marks Restorations Inc. in 1985 to provide a qualified resource for persons seeking advice or services concerning the stabilization, preservation, restoration or conservation of historic buildings and sites. Today, RMR has several preservation and documentation consultants as well as over thirty full-time carpenters, masons, plasterers and decorative crafts people. RMR facilities include work shops for cabinetry, millwork, stone, plaster casting, and a lab for analytical conservation examination and research.
Richard Marks completed the South Carolina general contractors exam in 1984. In 1985 he graduated with a BS in construction management from the College of Architecture at Clemson University. At Clemson he completed one semester of studies in Italy, with a focus on European conservation and restoration. He worked two years towards Masters Degree in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania and received a certificate in 1995. At the University of Pennsylvania he focused on architectural conservation and researching historic building techniques. He currently serves on an alumni advisory board for historic structures at Clemson University and is working in Charleston to start a graduate center in Historic Preservation for Clemson. He is a trustee for The Historic Charleston Foundation and an advisor for many other non profit, preservation and community organizations.