Mary Werner DeNadai, FAIA, Principal

Mary Werner DeNadai is a noted Architect with expertise in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures.  Mary’s primary focus is on larger-scale institutional, ecclesiastical, commercial and governmental buildings representing a broad range of architectural styles and periods of construction.  Her recognized expertise is in the management of complex projects including conditions assessments, feasibility analyses, formulation of preservation priorities, master planning for multiple phases and development of creative approaches to programming and design.  A recognized authority in the historic preservation field, Mary has served as a trustee of numerous professional organizations including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Action, National Historic Landmarks Committee, Partners for Sacred Places, Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and Preservation Pennsylvania. After receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Drexel University, Mary joined John Milner’s multi-disciplinary preservation practice in 1977 and was elevated to partnership in 1984.  In 1989, the pair formed a new firm, John Milner Architects, to focus on design and architectural restoration and rehabilitation. Mary enjoys traveling to Europe, Africa and Cuba, and continues her education with horticultural classes at Longwood Gardens and painting studios at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

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