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John Milner, FAIA, Principal

John Milner is a respected and widely published Architect with a career-long passion for historic preservation and new traditional design.  John’s preservation experience has been project specific at all task levels from on-site architectural investigation to project management.  His particular expertise is in the detailed analysis of historic buildings to document their physical and cultural history, and the development of strategies and technical procedures for their restoration, conservation and adaptive reuse.  His new residential and building designs are inspired by his extensive knowledge of historic precedent and often respond to sensitive environmental contexts.  After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, he was employed as a staff architect for the Historic American Building Survey and Branch of Restorations of the U.S. National Park Service. John established his architectural practice in 1968, and developed a multi-disciplinary historic preservation firm that included historians, architects, archeologists and planners.  In 1989, John and his business partner, Mary Werner DeNadai, formed John Milner Architects to focus on architectural restoration, rehabilitation and design. John served as Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design from 1976 until 2013.  He enjoys domestic and foreign travel to study architectural precedent which informs the firm’s contemporary designs. He also studies and collects American and European fine and decorative arts.

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