|Gustavo F. Araoz has focused his career on heritage conservation from an architectural private practice, academia, and institutional management. After serving two terms as Vice President of ICOMOS, he was elected its President in 2008.
His private practice has included work on sites all over the United States and internationally, including several World Heritage Sites. A frequent international lecturer, Mr. Araoz was in charge of the conservation studio of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate Program in Historic Preservation for six years. From 1995 to 2009, he was Executive Director of US/ICOMOS.
He served on the Architectural Conservation Advisory Board of the Getty Foundation, the ICOMOS World Heritage Panel and in two selection panels of the World Monuments Watch. He chaired the Panel on International Participation at the US Preserve America Summit convened by the White House in 2006.
Mr. Araoz holds a bachelor of architecture from the Catholic University of America, a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from Georgetown, and an architectural conservation certificate from the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia in Mexico.