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Kate Burns Ottavino

Kate Burns Ottavino has been a practicing conservator for over thirty years and is a third-generation partner in her family’s stoneworks, A. Ottavino Corporation. Prior to rejoining A. Ottavino Corporation in 1993, she was the Director of Preservation for the architectural firm of Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut and Kuhn. Kate lectures and publishes widely on the practice of conservation and preservation education. She is a member of the stonecutters’ union and board member of the American Friends of Coubertin, The Merchant’s House Museum, Historic Districts Council (Advisory), and advises several high schools in Brooklyn and the Bronx.


Above: Kate Burns Ottavino