Norma Barbacci

Norma Barbacci


Norma Barbacci is a Preservation Architect with over 30 years of experience in developing and managing preservation projects in Latin America, Spain and Portugal. In 2020, Ms. Barbacci served as the Robert A.M. Stern Visiting Professor of Architecture at Yale University School of Architecture. In 2017 established Norma Barbacci Preservation Consultants LLC, a private consulting firm, specialized in preservation of international cultural heritage. From 2001-2017, as Program Director at World Monuments Fund (WMF) she managed a portfolio of over 100 projects, which included envisioning and implementing comprehensive conservation and training programs at world-class monuments such as Easter Island in Chile, Teotihuacan and Monte Alban in Mexico, San Pedro de Andahuaylillas and Chankillo in Peru, and the Alhambra and Segovia Aqueduct in Spain. Prior to joining WMF, Ms. Barbacci worked as a preservation architect at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners for 12 years, as senior project manager, associate, and studio director.

Ms. Barbacci received her B.A. in architecture in 1983 from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, where she was awarded the AIA School Medal and Certificate from the Adams Fund for Excellence in the Study of Architecture. She received her M.S. in Historic Preservation in 1987 from Columbia University, New York, NY, where she was awarded the Historic Preservation Thesis award for her Master design thesis on the adaptive re-use of a medieval residential complex in Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy.

BA, Carnegie Mellon University
MS, Columbia University


Spring 2023
Historic Preservation in the 21st Century
Norma Barbacci
Spring 2020
Advanced Design Studio: Ladeira da Misericórdia
Norma Barbacci, Sunil Bald