Norma Barbacci is a Preservation Architect and Project Manager with over 30 years of experience in envisioning and implementing over 100 historic preservation programs and projects, organizing international meetings and workshops, assembling technical teams, maintaining budgets and schedules, identifying funding and advocacy opportunities, and providing training opportunities in preservation for young people globally.
In 2017 Ms. Barbacci established Norma Barbacci Preservation Consultants LLC (NBPC), a private consulting firm, specialized in preservation of international cultural heritage.
From 2001-2017, as Program Director for Latin America, Spain and Portugal at World Monuments Fund (WMF) Ms. Barbacci managed a comprehensive portfolio which included conservation and training programs at world-class monuments such as Easter Island in Chile, Teotihuacan and Monte Albán in Mexico, San Pedro de Andahuaylillas and Chankillo in Peru, and the Alhambra and Segovia Aqueduct in Spain. Prior to joining WMF, Ms. Barbacci worked as a preservation architect at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners for 12 years, as senior project manager, associate, and studio director.
Ms. Barbacci received her B.A. in architecture in 1983 from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, where she was awarded the AIA School Medal and Certificate from the Adams Fund for Excellence in the Study of Architecture. She received her M.S. in Historic Preservation in 1987 from Columbia University, New York, NY, where she was awarded the Historic Preservation Thesis award for her Master’s design thesis on the adaptive re-use of a medieval residential complex in Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy.