A native of New Orleans, R. Stephanie Bruno is an architectural historian and
preservation consultant. Bruno has served as the director of the New Orleans
Preservation Resource Centers Operation Comeback and writes a column about New
Orleans neighborhoods, houses, residents, and streets for InsideOut,
published by the New Orleans Times-Picayune. A member of the New
Orleans Geological Society and New Orleans Metropolitan Realtors, her honors
include two City of New Orleans Golden Hammer Awards for historic preservation,
the Louisiana Landmarks Society Media Award, and nomination as one of New
Orleans Magazines Women of the Year in 2002.
Bruno earned her B.A. in geology and English from Wellesley College in
Wellesley, Massachusetts. A woman of many talents, she has worked in real estate
and development as well as in the oil industry as a petroleum geologist and
enjoys renovating old homes and gardening. She lives with her two sons in New
Orleans, Louisiana, in an Italianate cottage that has been in her family for
more than seventy years.