Mark A. Weber re-joined the New York Landmarks Conservancy in January 2018 to assume the role of Director of the NYC Historic Properties Fund. He previously served as the Director of the Conservancy’s Technical Services Center from 1986 to 1998.
During the intervening years, Mark worked at the World Monuments Fund where he directed field conservation projects at World Heritage Sites throughout Europe, Turkey and South Asia including Pompeii, Hagia Sophia, and the Taj Mahal. Prior to working at the Conservancy, Mark worked for the Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport, R.I. where he assisted with the restoration of the Chinese Tea House. While in Newport, he co-authored the book Newport Houses published in 1998 by Rizzoli International Publications. Mark has a MA in Historic Preservation from Boston University and a BA in Economics from the University of New Hampshire.
Favorite Landmark: The Ellis Island National Landmark. In the late 1990’s, Mark and Conservancy colleagues prepared a conservation evaluation of the island’s South Side hospital complex, and subsequently completed a pilot stabilization project at the Physician’s Office Building, demonstrating the weatherization methods eventually employed to protect the remainder of the island’s vacant buildings.