Carla Cielo has managed her own consulting business for the past 13 years. Her work includes the design of sympathetic additions to historic farmhouses, reuse design & renovations, architectural conservation & inspections, masonry & ruin stabilization, historic research /documentation, interpretation and investigation, condition assessments, historic structures reports, measured drawings, national register nominations, architectural photography, architectural specifications, project management and construction supervision.
Carla Cielo is also noted in the field of architectural documentation. After being trained by Historic American Building Survey (HABS) in 1990, she has documented barns, houses and outbuildings in four states and has conducted several township wide documentation studies.
Primary services offered by this consortium member can be found on the following page (click on link):
Historic Preservation Services
Member’s blog: Carla Cielo
Columbia University, M.S. Historic Preservation
Recipient of the Historic Preservation departmental award for the most outstanding conservation thesis.
Drexel University, B.S. Design
ICCROM, Oslo, Norway, Certificate in Wood Conservation
Restore, New York, NY, Certificate in Masonry Conservation
REPRESENTATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
• Delaware Township, New Jersey. On going survey of farmsteads (old houses, barns and outbuildings) throughout the township. Photographic documentation, deed research, documentation of construction, and measured drawings.
• Holland Township, New Jersey. On going township wide outbuilding survey leading to a book on outbuildings. Photographic documentation, structural documentation, existing conditions survey and measured drawings.
• Mount Olive Baptist Meeting House (1855), and Mount Olive Academy (1834) Mount Olive, New Jersey. National register nomination, historic structures report, restoration plans with Tom Hitchins AIA and project management.
• 37 Wall Street, and 43 Exchange place. (1907, 1902) New York, NY. Survey and part 1 for investment tax credit application for Mary Dierickx, Historic Preservation Consultant.
• Grace Luthern Church, Jersey City, New Jersey. National Register Nomination for Mary Dierickx, Historic Preservation Consultant.
• Copake Furnace (1895) Copake, New York. Preliminary studies for a protective structure to house the furnace ruin.
• Spears house and barn (c.1810) Springtown, Pennsylvania. Historic documentation. National register nomination.
• Seaport project (1799) New York, New York. Front Street and Peck Slip. Photographic survey of 10 abandoned warehouses dating from the turn of the 19th century for Mary Dierickx, Historic Preservation Consultant.
• Holland Township, New Jersey (1740-1960). Township wide barn survey of 85 barns and 6 ruins.
• Franconia Furnace, (1859) Franconia, New Hampshire. Conditions assessment, recommendations.
• Lake Oswego Furnace (1866-67) Lake Oswego, Oregon. Conditions assessment, recommendations.
• Oxford Furnace and Engine House (1741/1856) Oxford, New Jersey. Project manager, construction documents, masonry conservation, stabilization, interpretation and investigation
• Henderson barn (c. 1850) Holmdel, New Jersey. Plans for adaptive reuse.
• Manella & Usa Barn (c. 1830) Tewksbury, New Jersey. Documentation, plans for adaptive reuse.
• Quackenbush Barn (c.1890) Mahwah, New Jersey. Documentation for dismantling and relocation.
• Marston Metler House (c.1810) Holland Township, New Jersey. Documentation for dismantling and relocation.
• Fort Montgomery (1775-76) Orange County, New York. Conditions survey/ stabilization recommendations for 10 revolutionary war era sites
• Colden Mansion Ruin (1770) Montgomery, New York. Conditions survey, evaluation of significance, recommendations for stabilization.
• Southfields Furnace (1839) Tuxedo, New York. Scenic Hudson Land Trust. Project Manager in charge of stabilization of this 160-year old masonry iron-smelting furnace and double arch charging bridge. Developed stabilization plan using ‘Cintec’ anchoring system.
• Irene Vateckas Residence (1860) Stony Point, New York. Prepared National Register nomination for this Gothic home (the William H. Rose House).
• Deans Rhode Hall Barn (c. 1830) South Brunswick, New Jersey. Documented and worked on the dismantling of this early nineteenth century barn. Adaptive reuse design plans.
• Beckley Furnace Ruin Canaan, Connecticut. Existing Conditions study, recommendations for stabilization.
• Newark Water Shed, Clinton Furnace ruin (1826) Newfoundland, New Jersey. Two phase proposal for stabilization/restoration of this collapsed furnace.
RELEVANT PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT
CULTURAL RESOURCE CONSULTING GROUP, Highland Park, New Jersey.
Architectural Conservator/Historian, 1995 – 1997. Architectural conservation and inspections, existing conditions surveys, historic structures reports, restoration monitor, cultural resource evaluations, National Register nominations & eligibility studies, written histories.
BUILDING CONSERVATION ASSOCIATES, New York, New York.
Architectural Conservator, 1994 – 1995. Architectural conservation, existing conditions surveys, construction monitor/inspections.
LITWACK WEIMER, ARCHITECTS. Newark, New Jersey.
Construction Monitor, 1993. Oversaw the restoration of historic South 17th Street School, Newark, and Ridge Street School, Forest Hill, Newark, NJ.
HISTORIC AMERICAN BUILDINGS SURVEY, Charleston, South Carolina.
Architectural Technician, 1990. Produced measured drawings (plans, sections, elevations, ink on mylar) for The Market Hall (1841) and the Blake Tenement (1766).
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/RELEVANT VOLUNTEER WORK
Delaware Township Historical Society, 2005-present
The Friends of Long Pond Ironworks, Inc., Long Pond Ironworks State Park, Hewitt, N.J. Board of Directors, 1990 – 2002; Chairman, Structural Survey Committee
Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture (HVVA) 2000-present A society dedicated to the documentation of vernacular architecture.
LECTURES AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Nutley, New Jersey. 2007. Tour of Dutch Homes of Essex County.
Organized for the Hudson River Valley Vernacular Architecture Forum.
Delaware Township Historic Society 2006. “Houses of Delaware Township”.
Dutch Barn Society sponsored conference 2005 Roslyn, New York. “The Evolution of the Ground Level Three Bay Barn Type in Western Jersey”.
Traditional Timberframers and Advisory Group (TTRAG) of the Timberframers Guild annual meeting November 2003. “The Evolution of the Ground Level Three Bay Barn Type in Western Jersey”.
Holland Township Historic Commission. Sept. 2002, “The Barns of Holland Township”.
Iron Masters Conference, Bethlehem Pennsylvania. April 2001, “Oxford Furnace”.
NJ State Historic Preservation Office. March, 1998. The LaValley House Documentation of a 1740 High Style Georgian manor house.
Montclair Adult School, Montclair, New Jersey. March, 1998 and March 1995. Historic Preservation Seminar – three sessions.
Iron Masters Conference, Lime Rock, Connecticut. May, 1998 “Stabilization of Industrial Ruins”.
Iron Masters Conference, Birmingham, Alabama. April, 1997 “Stabilization of Industrial Ruins: Oxford Furnace, Oxford, New Jersey”.
Iron Masters Conference, Ringwood, New Jersey. November, 1996 “The Stabilization of Southfield Furnace” emphasizing the picturesque quality of a ruin / use of the Cintec anchoring system.