Rebecca joined Silman in 2010 and was promoted to Associate in 2018. As a studio leader, she has managed a variety of projects for all types of building construction and has a special expertise in historic preservation and existing buildings. She was the sixth Robert Silman Fellow for Preservation Engineering at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. While at the Trust, she worked with the Graham Gund Architect on preservation and critical priority construction projects at the NTHP’s Historic Sites Nationwide.
Rebecca’s design experience ranges from iconic new construction projects to the complicated restoration of landmark buildings. A few notable recently completed projects are The REACH, an expansion of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC; the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s Palm Dome Restoration at the New York Botanical Gardens; and the renovation of the Educational Alliance flagship building on the Lower East Side, NY. She is currently managing the renovation of the Schwarzman Center at Yale University in New Haven, CT, as well as the comprehensive renovation and restoration of the New Jersey Executive State House in Trenton, NJ.
Rebecca is active in industry organizations and currently serves as the President of the Association for Preservation Technology, Northeast Chapter (APTNE). As a member of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), she served on the Organizing Committee for the 2019 Congress in New York City and planned the Future of Design Conferences in New York City in 2017 and 2018. She is currently a Founding Member of the IABSE Awards Committee.