Suzanna Barucco, Principal
Suzanna's early interest in American history and historic buildings led to her first professional position with the Historic District Board in Roslyn, New York, participating in the research and review of projects in the first historic district designated in New York State. She left Roslyn to attend Cornell University where she earned an MS in Historic Preservation Planning. The Delaware Valley has since been her home base. She has worked on innumerable sites in the region and beyond, including New York, Florida and China.
Suzanna has served as the principal investigator and author of condition assessments, preservation plans, historic structure and cultural landscape reports, and completed successful Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit projects and National Register nominations. These projects highlight Suzanna’s skill as a researcher, and her talent for developing clear narratives when describing the condition, character or evolution of the built environment. Her skill in interpreting and applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Buildings is highly regarded by building owners and local, state and federal reviewers.
As an architectural conservator, Suzanna’s experience includes technical speciﬁcations and construction observation for preservation, restoration and adaptive reuse projects. As a project manager, her projects have ranged from single trade repairs to comprehensive research and restoration projects requiring the coordination of multi-disciplinary professional teams. Many of Suzanna’s projects have been recognized with awards for excellence.
Suzanna was appointed by the governor to the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board in 2013 and was appointed board chair in 2015. She is a Lecturer in the School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, and co-developed the Historic Preservation program at Philadelphia University where she is an Adjunct in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment. She has been the Vice-Chair of the Haverford Township Historical Commission since its inception.