MS, University of Pennsylvania, Historic Preservation Program
Ray grew up in Philadelphia and attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate. After spending a number of years in medicine as both a researcher and scientific illustrator, he returned to Penn and was graduated from the Master‰Ûªs program in Historic Preservation. Ray worked for almost 10 years as an independent restoration contractor before joining the staff of the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust in the summer of 2000. As the Director of Conservation there, he works with a small talented staff to conserve about 20 18th and 19th century buildings and dozens of sculptural pieces scattered throughout the 9000 acre park. At around the same time, he joined the adjunct faculty of the historic preservation program of Bucks Co. Community College where he teaches a core course in Building Conservation. He lectures at conferences and workshops throughout the east and was appointed to the position of contributing editor for the Old House Journal in 2006.