Rebecca joined Silman in 2010; she was promoted to Associate in 2018 and Senior Associate in 2021. 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. While at the National Trust for Historic Preservation as the sixth Robert Silman Fellow for Preservation Engineering, Rebecca 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 Schwarzman Center at Yale University in New Haven, CT; The REACH, an expansion of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC; the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s dome restoration at the New York Botanical Gardens. She is currently managing 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.