Wyck House & Gardens
Philadelphia, PA: 1992
In 1991, Coors State Bank became the property executor for Wyck in Philadelphia's Germantown district that had remained in the same glassmaking family for nine generations. When it became a museum, the house contained 10,000 artifacts and 100,000 documents. The conservation team was organized under Marigene Butler, head of paintings conservation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and tasked to conserve everything from the 18th century structure to the 1973 boilers using the best conservation methods. Where good methods did not already exist, we were to conduct the research necessary to develop appropriate new techniques. The result of our efforts included advances in materials science as well as the development of new algorithms for project analysis and management.