Providing Architectural Expertise
Post-Sandy Panel Discussion: Preservation, Prevention and ProgressThe Landmark Salmagundi Arts Club
New Yorkers are fortunate to be surrounded by diverse examples of architecture dating from the 18th to the 20th century. Owners of these historic buildings need access to objective, technical expertise to be able to care for them. Nationally recognized for its expertise, the Conservancy’s Technical Services program provides exactly that to owners of residential, religious, public, and commercial buildings.
A lovely new book about restoring city homes features practical advice and suggestions from the Conservancy’s Technical Director, Alex Herrera. “Restoring A House In The City: A Guide To Renovating Town Houses, Brownstones and Row Houses With Great Style” by Ingrid Abramovitch is published by Artisan. Click here to read more.
Through the Preservation Hotline, the Conservancy fields questions about building repair, project management, and contractor referrals. For issues that cannot be resolved over the phone, the staff makes site visits and meets with owners, architects, and contractors. In some cases, we provide conditions reports, historical research, maintenance plans, or feasibility studies.
Conservancy staff also serve as project advisors, offering assistance with requests for proposals, budgets, grant applications, nominations for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, certification of rehabilitations for federal investment tax credits, and local and state design review approvals.
Through publications and workshops, Technical Services works to promote understanding of preservation issues.
Online resources offer detailed, practical guidance on specific building types, materials, and features.
Recent Projects & News
Conservancy Funds Report To Help Save Staten Island Landmark
Saving “Futuristic Relics” of the 1964-65 World’s Fair
Post-Sandy Panel Discussion: Preservation, Prevention and Progress
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Grant to Help Garibaldi-Meucci Museum Restore Entryway
Conservancy Pledges Technical Services and Emergency Grant to Seaport
Stabilization of Fort Jay Eagle Sculpture on Governors Island
Castle Williams Restoration Project is a Success
Don’t Salt Your Steps: Winter Technical Tips
Conservancy monitors TWA terminal redevelopment at JFK
New Book On Restoring City Homes Features Practical Advice From Conservancy’s Technical Director
TWA Terminal, John F. Kennedy International Airport
Smallpox Hospital, Roosevelt Island
St. Anthony Hall
The Old Guard of New York
Edgar J Kaufmann Conference Center
The Lotos Club
Preserving the World Trade Center Site
Taking the Lead at Amster Yard