Claire Achtyl

Historic Preservation Specialist (Built Environment)


Masters of Science, Historic Preservation, Clemson University/College of Charleston 2015
Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Design, University at Buffalo 2013

Claire is a graduate of the Masters of Science in Historic Preservation from Clemson University and the College of Charleston and holds a B.A. in Environmental Design from the University at Buffalo. Claire began work at Warren Lasch Conservation Center in 2015 to support conservation projects with the National Park Service at Fort Moultrie's Battery Jasper. As part of our conservation effort on cannon and architectural elements under a collaborative agreement with the National Park Service, she leads the team in conservation their efforts at Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah, Georgia as well as continuing work at Fort Sumter National Historic Park. Her interests lay in architectural conservation, mainly within metal, plaster, and mortar studies. She also focuses on 3D laser scanning documentation and research of historic architecture at WLCC.

Research interest:
Architectural and Materials Analysis, Interpretation, and Conservation, Urban Planning and Design, Building Pathology, 3D Architectural Scanning, Treatment of outdoor Cultural Artifacts, Treatment of Metal Artifacts in Marine Settings, Corrosion Mitigation.

Professional society activity:
Association for Preservation Technology International, Southeast Regional Chapter