- Areas of Expertise
- Laboratory and Field Analysis
- Emergency Stabilization
- Applied Research
- Treatment Plans
- Condition Assessment and Treatment Implementation
- Project Management
- Years of Experience
- With URS: 2 Years
- With Other Firms: 11 Years
- Advanced Architectural Conservation Certificate / 1998 / University of Pennsylvania
- M.S. / 1998 / University of Pennsylvania / Historic Preservation
- Summer 1997 / Istanbul Technical University / European Conservation Planning Studio
- B.A. / 1994 / Temple University, Fine Art, minor in English Literature
- Fall 1992 / Temple University in Rome / Rome, Italy
Ms. DiLucia joined URS in 2008 as an Archtectural Historian and Architectural Conservator. Prior to coming to URS, Ms. DiLucia worked as Senior Architectural Conservator with Kreilick Conservation, LLC of Oreland, Pennsylvania where her work focused on research, assessment, and treatment of historic monuments, sculpture, and architectural elements. As a Project Manager with the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, now Historic New England, Ms. DiLucia was responsible for assessment, restoration, and oversight of many of the Society’s historic sites including the Walter Gropius House and the Codman Estate in Lincoln, MA; and the Gilman Garrison House in Exeter, NH. She has extensive experience in research and documentation, materials analysis, and project management.
Project Specific Experience
National Register Form and Resource Recordation, Saint John the Evangelist Parochial School Building and CYO Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Work conducted for 1212 Ludlow Limited Partnership. Architectural Historian. Work included background research, documentation, eligibility assessment, and writing associated with completion of Historic Resource Survey Form. Work is in response to potential demolition of noncontributing structures on site.
Charles Hambleton Farmstead and Samuel Kent Farmstead, Chester County, Pennsylvania, March to June 2010.
Project completed for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Assisted in creation of Historic Resource Survey Forms for two sites to be impacted by highway expansion in Chester County.
Architectural History Survey, Fayetteville Express Pipeline Route, Arkansas.
Work conducted for Fayetteville Express Pipeline, LLC. Architectural Historian. Work included identification and documentation of structures 50 years or older along pipeline corridor, as well as determination of eligibility and report writing.
Restoration of Massachusetts Monument, Valley Forge National Park, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 2005-2006.
Conducted for the National Park Service. While employed by Kreilick Conservation, LLC, Ms. DiLucia oversaw restoration of this bronze and granite monument including extensive archival and material research, project oversight, and implementation of appropriate treatments.
Restoration of Steel Window Sash, Walter Gropius House, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 2001.
While employed by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, now known and Historic New England, Ms. DiLucia was responsible for administration of a Save America’s Treasure Grant to restore window elements on this National Historic Landmark. Project required strict adherence with federal guidelines and included research, documentation, writing of specifications, and project oversight.
Elizabeth M. Sellers Monument Conservation, Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.
Architectural Conservator. As senior architectural historian with Kreilick Conservation, LLC., Ms. DiLucia had the opportunity to work with this historic rural garden cemetery to conserve a mid-nineteenth century marble marker damaged by age and vandalism. The urn and pedestal marker was assessed and a treatment plan was developed in which cleaning and reassembly of the piece were addressed. Ms. DiLucia then worked with a team to implement this treatment plan, in which the marker was pinned, grouted, and biological growth was removed. A final report and maintenance plan were presented to the client upon completion of the project.
Wye House Family Cemetery, Easton, Talbot County, MD, 2007.
Conducted for Preservation Maryland. Architectural Conservator. Kreilick Conservation, LLC., was retained by Preservation Maryland to conserve eight markers at this Eastern Shore cemetery located on the grounds of the plantation where Frederick Douglass spent his youth. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ms. DiLucia worked with a team to develop a methodology and treatment plan, and carried out repairs. Sunken and leaning markers were leveled, delaminating slate ledgers were grouted and filled, deteriorating box tombs were repointed, and all monuments were cleaned of biological growth. Upon completion, a final report with maintenance recommendations was presented to the client.
Exterior Envelope Restoration of Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2005-2006.
Conducted for VITETTA. While employed by Kreilick Conservation, LLC, Ms. DiLucia provided historic preservation services for the exterior masonry restoration of this historically significant structure. Project included survey of existing conditions, repair recommendations, and materials testing and analysis. Project was recipient of a 2009 Preservation Achievement Award from the Preservation Alliance of Philadelphia.
Copper Plate Restoration, Office of Coast Survey, 2004-2008.
Conducted for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Architectural Conservator. As an employee of Kreilick Conservation, LLC, Ms. DiLucia developed and implemented a multi-phase treatment plan for the conservation of NOAA’s collection of 550 historic copper printing plates. The plates, on which nautical charts of the United States dating back to 1807 are recorded, were assessed, cleaned, coated, and archivally sealed and stored.
Statue of George Washington Crossing the Delaware River, Douglas Plaza, Trenton, NJ, 2003.
Working with Kreilick Conservation, LLC., Ms DiLucia performed archival research to trace the history of this statue from its first listed public display at the Centennial Exposition of 1876. Sculpted of Italian marble, severe biological growth and missing elements due to vandalism were addressed in a treatment plan developed by the team. Ms. DiLucia designed a conservation treatment utilizing misting, poulticing, and chemical cleaning to remove environmental and biological soiling and worked with a sculptor and the local historical society to design and attach a new nose for the piece.
Coronado State Monument, Coronado, New Mexico, 1999.
Conducted for Museum of New Mexico. As a Research Fellow for the State of New Mexico, Ms. DiLucia conducted a comprehensive condition assessment including archival research, documentation, and treatment recommendations. Resulting report was presented in state budget hearings to secure project funding.
Board of Directors, Association for Preservation Technology, Delaware Valley Chapter
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology
English, Basic Italian
Awards and Fellowships
Samuel H. Kress Fellowship for preservation planning, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. 1997