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Harry J. Hunderman

Senior Principal

 
Experience

Harry Hunderman specializes in the application of technology to the conservation of the built environment. He has special expertise in repair and rehabilitation of existing, new, and historic buildings. As former manager of WJE’s architecture group, Mr. Hunderman was involved in a wide variety of technical issues related to the building envelope, ranging from roofing and waterproofing to performance testing of facade components.

Mr. Hunderman has led multidisciplinary teams to provide problem-solving investigation and design services for the repair and rehabilitation of some of the nation’s most notable historic buildings and monuments, including both older and modern landmarks. He has published and lectured extensively on preservation technology and has chaired several conferences and symposia on preservation issues.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Facade Assessment

  • Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington, D.C.: Leader of a multidisciplinary team in a multiyear effort for the comprehensive renovation, including restoration of exterior envelope, upgrading of building systems, and modifications to the interior

 

Historic Preservation

  • Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial - Put-in-Bay, OH: Condition assessment and restoration design for thirty-five story granite and concrete Doric column
  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - Outer Banks, NC: Historic Structure Report; preservation consulting during move
  • Promontory Apartments - Chicago, IL: Restoration of exposed concrete facade on modern landmark
  • San Jacinto Monument - Houston, TX: Investigation, repair design, and construction observation for 555-foot-tall stone-clad monument
  • University of Chicago, Modern Landmarks Preservation Study - Chicago, IL: Investigation and planning study for ten modern architectural icons on the university’s campus

 

Plaza and Terraces

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Library - Austin, TX: Consultant for the replacement of stone plaza and terraces
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial - Washington, D.C.: Consultation on waterproofing and stone detailing

 

Terra Cotta Assessment

  • Johnson Square Building - Savannah, GA: Terra cotta investigation and restoration design
  • Reliance Building - Chicago, IL: Terra cotta investigation and restoration design
Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Fellow
Association for Preservation Technology International (APT), Fellow and past president

Registrations

Architect in IL, MA, MI, MS, NE, NJ, OH, and OR

Education

University of Michigan
Bachelor of Science, Architecture, 1971
Master of Architecture, Architecture, 1974