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Michael D'Onofrio has over fifty years of experience in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic residences in the Philadelphia Main Line. Mark D'Onofrio is a building / objects conservator, architectural historian, and designer / fabricator. 

  MICHAEL D°ONOFRIO,  principal     Michael D'Onofrio has over fifty years of experience in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic residences in the Philadelphia Main Line. His fine craftsmanship or  goût du travail bien fait  derives from a family line of European mechanics and artisans. Traveling extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and Central America, he has cultivated a discerning eye for scale, color, and texture. Michael is a recognized local expert in diagnosing roofing pathologies and personally oversees all restoration projects. He is also a preservation scrounger, like James Garner in  The Great Escape , with an extensive network of contacts, suppliers, and architectural salvage yard proprietors; and can easily locate replacement parts and traditional building materials that most contractors would otherwise replace with something from Home Depot.

MICHAEL D°ONOFRIO,  principal 

Michael D'Onofrio has over fifty years of experience in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic residences in the Philadelphia Main Line. His fine craftsmanship or goût du travail bien fait derives from a family line of European mechanics and artisans. Traveling extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and Central America, he has cultivated a discerning eye for scale, color, and texture. Michael is a recognized local expert in diagnosing roofing pathologies and personally oversees all restoration projects. He is also a preservation scrounger, like James Garner in The Great Escape, with an extensive network of contacts, suppliers, and architectural salvage yard proprietors; and can easily locate replacement parts and traditional building materials that most contractors would otherwise replace with something from Home Depot.

  MARK D°ONOFRIO, director of research    Mark D'Onofrio is a building / objects conservator, architectural historian, and designer / fabricator. Educated at the University of Pennsylvania where he received both a Master of Science in Historic Preservation (2010) and a Master of City Planning (2009), Mark studied traditional building materials and techniques; evaluated numerous historic buildings and sites in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan region, such as Municipal Pier 9 North, Logan Hall, Boathouse Row, Nemours Mansion and Gardens, and the neighborhood theatres of William Harold Lee; and won a national American Planning Association (APA) urban design team award for modeling the effects of climate change on the Delaware River Basin. Following his studies at Penn, Mark has directed the conservation or rehabilitation of hundreds of residential estates, historic townhouses, objects, and archaeological sites in the Philadelphia Main Line, as well as founded three independent businesses: YardSignGPS, a geolocation software start-up for mapping local classifieds data; Passenger Pigeon X, an international branding / graphic design collective; and The Pigeonaire, an urban campground, in Nantes, France, for which he is currently fabricating alpine-inspired Quonset huts, which will serve as   prototypes for a broader network of urban camping pods.

MARK D°ONOFRIO, director of research

Mark D'Onofrio is a building / objects conservator, architectural historian, and designer / fabricator. Educated at the University of Pennsylvania where he received both a Master of Science in Historic Preservation (2010) and a Master of City Planning (2009), Mark studied traditional building materials and techniques; evaluated numerous historic buildings and sites in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan region, such as Municipal Pier 9 North, Logan Hall, Boathouse Row, Nemours Mansion and Gardens, and the neighborhood theatres of William Harold Lee; and won a national American Planning Association (APA) urban design team award for modeling the effects of climate change on the Delaware River Basin. Following his studies at Penn, Mark has directed the conservation or rehabilitation of hundreds of residential estates, historic townhouses, objects, and archaeological sites in the Philadelphia Main Line, as well as founded three independent businesses: YardSignGPS, a geolocation software start-up for mapping local classifieds data; Passenger Pigeon X, an international branding / graphic design collective; and The Pigeonaire, an urban campground, in Nantes, France, for which he is currently fabricating alpine-inspired Quonset huts, which will serve as prototypes for a broader network of urban camping pods.