Izabella Nuckels holds a BA in Urban Studies with a concentration in architecture from Barnard College and an MS in Historic Preservation with an emphasis in materials conservation from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. Both of her theses explored the ethics and practicality of preserving the total work of art within the active built environment. Izabella has particular interests in the historic materials of Texas, preservation education, historic color, developing strategies for preventative maintenance, and preserving vernacular historic resources. She is a Partner at Post Oak Preservation Solutions and the President of the Texas Chapter of the Association of Preservation Technology. Izabella teaches Materials Conservation: Laboratory Methods in the UTSOA Historic Preservation Program.


  • BA Urban Studies (Concentration in Architecture), Barnard College, Columbia University
  • MS Historic Preservation (Emphasis in Materials Conservation), The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture
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  • Historic Finishes
  • Maintenance of Historic Materials
  • Conserving Vernacular Architecture
  • Preservation Education