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

In 2015, Claire started at the WLCC working on various collaborative agreements with the National Park Service. She works with the NPS to conserve cultural artifacts such as cannon, metal carriages, chassis, and architectural metals. She is a part of a team that is testing the use of new technology and techniques for the conservation of historic outdoor and architectural metals. Claire continues to work with 3D scanning technology at the WLCC, focusing on the documentation of historic structures and the subsequent computer modeling and video process.

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