Carolyn Samko is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of Capital projects for 41 designated structures including the buildings on 5 National Historic Sites in the City of Hamilton. Carolyn manages a full range of construction work that supports historic sites from civil infrastructure to pure conservation work. She has worked for the City since 2011 and led the Heritage Facilities and Capital Planning unit in Heritage Resource Management since 2013.
Carolyn has a BA from the University of Guelph and a Diploma in Heritage Conservation for post-graduate study at the School of Restoration Arts at Willowbank.
Prior to working for the City of Hamilton, she was involved in the adaptive Re-use of the Lister Block (Hamilton) where she was part of the team that won the Heritage Canada National Achievement Award for Heritage Restoration. She worked on the conservation of the historic William Thomas building façade, (Hamilton) and she inventoried and documented a number of historic asylums across Ontario and contributed to the restoration planning of those sites.
While undertaking a wide variety of conservation work, Carolyn has a special interest in historic interiors.