2014 Chairman’s Award Luncheon
Honoring the restoration of Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse
U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Dennis Jacobs, Landmarks Conservancy Chair Lloyd Zuckerberg & Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
Helen Post Curry, Great Granddaughter of Cass Gilbert (architect) & U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Dennis Jacobs
Denise Pease, GSA Regional Administrator
Glenn Boornazian - Integrated Conservation Resources, President
Preston Roberts – Lend Lease, Project Engineer
Jim Standish – WSP, Senior Vice-President
Jeff Greene – EverGreene Architechtural Arts, President & Founder
Steven F. Jureller – Cauldwell Wingate, Chief Operating Officer
Larry Gutterman – Beyer Blinder Belle – Senior Architect & Project Manager
Bill Paxson - Davis Brody Bond - Partner
June 5, 2014
Conservancy Honors Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse Restoration
More than 175 people celebrated the restoration of the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse at the 26th annual Chairman’s Award luncheon. The event was held at the landmark Metropolitan Club and guests included New York Building Congress President Dick Anderson, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Robert Tierney and the Great Granddaughter of architect Cass Gilbert, Helen Post Curry. Former Chairman’s Award honorees were also in attendance including John Belle, Frank Sciame, and Milo Riverso.
The Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, at 40 Centre Street, was completed in 1936 to the designs of Cass Gilbert and his son, Cass Gilbert, Jr. It is a New York City Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. Despite its significance, the Courthouse suffered from decades of inattention and insensitive modifications. But in 2013, it emerged from a comprehensive five-year, $314 million renovation.
The award ceremony recognized the contributions of
Beyer Blinder Belle, Cauldwell Wingate, Davis Brody Bond, EverGreene Architectural Arts, GSA, Integrated Conservation Resources, Lend Lease, WSP, and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Dennis Jacobs
Dan Brodsky, Brodsky Organization
John J. Kerr, Jr., Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (retired partner)
Dick Anderson, New York Building Congress; Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President; Michael De Chiara, Zetlin & De Chiara; Alexa Hampton, Mark Hampton; Sam White, Platt Byard Dovell White; Carolyn Maloney, U.S. House of Representatives; James McKenna, Hunter Roberts Construction; Stephen Lash, Christie’s; George Ranalli, City College School of Architecture; Milo Riverso, STV; Frank Sciame, Sciame; Robert Silman, Robert Silman Associates and Elizabeth Stribling, Stribling & Associates
The New York Landmarks Conservancy inaugurated the Chairman’s Award in 1988 to recognize exceptional business leaders and companies that have demonstrated their dedication to protecting New York’s rich architectural heritage.