Kayla Loveman

Kayla Loveman, Project Manager

Kayla Loveman, Project Manager

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

With a background in architectural conservation, Ms. Loveman has experience in conditions assessment, materials analysis, and hands-on conservation practices. Having worked at Jablonski Building Conservation for three years, her experience has ranged a variety of historic typologies, including Art Deco skyscrapers, early-20th century commercial buildings, tenements, military structures, bridges, subway stations, and cemeteries. At Kamen Tall Architects, Ms. Loveman’s responsibilities include building and material assessments, the creation of construction documents, and project administration.


SELECTED INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCE

McGraw Hill Building, New York, NY - 2014-2016 Completed in 1931, the old McGraw Hill Building at 330 West 42nd Street was the first International Style skyscraper in New York City. Its alternating steel window bands and terra cotta spandrels featured bold colors and new designs and technologies that set it apart from its Art Deco predecessors and contemporaries. Ms. Loveman conducted an exterior conditions assessment of all 35 stories in addition to preliminary research and testing for the treatment of terra cotta, anodized aluminum, brass, and enamel-coated steel. Ms. Loveman directed the probe investigation of a section of the building with failing terra cotta cladding.

Avenue U Subway Station, New York City - 2016 The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is currently undergoing a substantial Capital Project to renovate the Sea Beach Line to Coney Island in Brooklyn. The Sea Beach Line, which opened in 1915, features open-cut tracks and nine stations with Arts and Crafts style head houses. The Avenue U Station is one of two on this line listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ms. Loveman conducted a conditions assessment of the head houses and platforms, as well as analyses and treatment recommendations for the Arts and Crafts style ceramic tiles.

Fort Jefferson, Key West, FL - 2016 Located on an island in the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Jefferson is the largest masonry structure in the Americas. Construction began in the 1840s and continued sporadically for several decades but was never completed. The ingenious iron shutters designed to protect the fort from cannon fire have corroded in the marine environment and pushed the brick scarp wall into the moat. The National Park Service has been undergoing a phased program to remove the remaining rusting shutters and reconstruct the scarp wall and damaged coral concrete infill. Ms. Loveman worked with the masonry restoration contractor to ensure the quality of the workmanship, document the restoration progress, and update drawings to match conditions discovered in the field.

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Historic Preservation, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2012

Bachelor of Arts in History, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, 2009

PRESENTATION EXPERIENCE

“Who Picked that Color?!”: Understanding Color in Modern Architecture, Association for Preservation Technology International, 2014 Annual Conference, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Researcher, Presenter.

In Situ Deacidification of Vernacular Wallpaper, Association for Preservation Technology International, 2012 Annual Conference, Charleston, SC, Student Scholar Presenter

PUBLICATIONS

It’s Electric! Early Manufacturing Techniques and Architectural Uses of Galvanoplasty and Electroplating (September, 2016), Metal 2016: Proceedings of the Interim Meeting of the ICOM-CC Metals Working Group, New Delhi, India Co-author, Researcher.