Rand Eppich is a practicing architect, researcher and teacher whose current work focuses on the role of architectural conservation for economic and community development. He recently completed the conservation of Othello´s Tower and the Monastery of Agios Panteleimonas in Cyprus for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Partnership for the Future. His current work also includes the condition assessment and future intervention strategies for the National Library of Kosovo with the Kosovo Architectural Foundation and the Getty Foundation. He recently returned from Makli, Sindh where he was working on the development of a master plan for this World Heritage property.
He has led projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania and throughout Europe and Latin America for EuropeAid, the Inter-American Development Bank and the European Union. He has collaborated with UNESCO, Cultural Heritage without Borders, and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and most recently the British Museum for the training of architectural and engineering professionals in the Middle East. He formerly a senior project manager at the Getty Conservation Institute where he founded the Documentation Lab and has lectured at the ATHAR (Architectural-Archaeological Tangible Heritage in the Arab Region) as well as at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, University of Pennsylvania and Politecnico di Torino and is an resource expert for Athabasca University.
He received his Masters Degrees in both Architecture and Business Administration (MBA) from the University of California, Los Angeles (USA), holds a Bachelors degree in architecture with a focus on historic preservation from LSU and is currently writing his PhD dissertation at the Universidad Politécnia de Madrid Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura.