Simeon A. Warren joins NCPTT as Chief of Architecture and Engineering. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Center in trade education, building construction and environmental art practice.
As a trained cathedral stone carver, sculptor, conservator and Environmental Artist he spent his formative years working at Lincoln Cathedral, Wells Cathedral and studied at Glasgow School of Arts’ world renowned environmental art program. In 2001 he immigrated to the USA and was part of the formative team that developed the School of Building Arts which became the American College of the Building Arts in 2005. He was the founding Dean of the College and helped develop the college’s interdisciplinary program that integrates trade and liberal arts education alongside aligned fields in preservation, architecture and building design. In 2018 the college reached its goal of becoming an accredited institution presently supporting a student body of 100 students who gain a Bachelor’s of Science in the Building Arts. ACBA has become the leading Degree program for anyone wishing to pursue a building trade alongside a formal liberal arts education.
Recent significant projects included the conservation work at the historic Circular Congregational Church’s Gravesite in Charleston SC Carolina’s conserving and stabilizing pre-revolutionary monument’s alongside a documentation and site maintenance app developed for public access to the sites data and management of the site; The development of a ghost foundation of a house that used to be sited at Fort Dorchester and Village SC State Park; The Stone People project developing the reproduction of a Queen Eleanor Cross originally created and built in 1290. Simeon also ran his own stone carving practice in South Carolina creating unique one off fireplaces for clients and conserving the historic stone work in Charleston historic properties.
In 2019 he received South Carolina highest arts award the Elizabeth Verner O’Neill Governors Arts Award. In 2013 he was honored with the status of Dean Emeritus at ACBA and upon leaving the college in 2020 was nominated by the faculty as ACBA’s first Professor Emeritus. In 2016 he was awarded Historic Charleston Samuel Gaillard Stoney Conservation Craftsmanship Award and in 2012 Preservation Trade Networks Askins Achievement Award, he presently Chair’s PTN Askins Committee which announces the award annually at PTN International Preservation Trade Workshop.