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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

 

Christopher J. Dabek, President (through 2/2017) is the Director of Historic Preservation at Consigli Construction Co., Inc. Chris joined Consigli after graduating from Roger Williams University with a B.S. in Construction Management. He has led the efforts on some of Consigli’s most complex restoration projects including The Bowdoin Chapel Towers Reconstruction, the Harvard Lowell House Danilov Russian Bell Exchange, the Harvard Memorial Church Restoration, the Victoria Mansion Tower Reconstruction, the Trinity College Long Walk Restoration, numerous restoration projects at the Wadsworth Atheneum, and most recently, the Travelers Tower Rehabilitation. CDabek@consigli.com

 

Rebecca Buntrock, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Secretary (through 2/2017) is a senior engineer at Silman. She works as a structural engineer for all types of building construction with an emphasis on historic preservation and existing buildings. Rebecca has worked on numerous preservation projects, including the investigation and structural analysis of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, NY, the restoration of New York City Hall, and the façade repair and restoration of the US Post Office & Courthouse (Conrad B. Duberstein US Bankruptcy Courthouse). She was the sixth Robert Silman Fellow for Preservation Engineering at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. While at the Trust, she worked with the Graham Gund Architect on preservation and critical priority construction projects at the NTHP’s 27 Historic Sites nationwide. buntrock@silman.com 


David GallagherTreasurer (through 2/2017) is Chief of Conservation at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA. David has a B.A. in Business Administration and graduated from the Preservation Carpentry Program at North Bennett Street School. He has worked with Webb Architectural Preservation where he specialized in the preservation of 18th and early 19th century homes and timber framed barns. After 2-years as sole proprietor of Gallagher Historical Restoration, he joined Mount Auburn Cemetery as Preservation Craftsman. David was a 2002 Quinque Fellow, studying stone conservation practices in Scotland. David has studied with Tim Meek of Scotland, a noted practitioner in use of traditional lime mortars, and Nick Micros, a sculptor, preservation mason and a 2006 Guggenheim Fellow. He has practiced preservation craftsmanship for 15 years, and for 7 years focused on the conservation of stone monuments and sculpture. dgallagher@mountauburn.org

Dan Tyler, Vice-President (through 2/2015) has more than 20 years of general and historic restoration expertise and leadership experience, with the past 9 years working in the Northeast.  He has successfully grown restoration operations for Western Construction Group (Brisk Waterproofing Company), Deerpath Construction Corporation, and Pullman. His focus is on building envelope systems, historic preservation, and concrete repair methodologies.  Dan has a solid understanding of all facets of preservation having worked on many Landmark and significant buildings, including 25 Broadway, 90 Church Street, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Corbin Building, all in New York City.  He can be reached at dtyler@pullman-services.com or 646-342-5453.    


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Patrick J. Baldoni (through 2/2015) is Vice-President and Senior Project Manager for Femenella & Associates and has been with the firm since 2000. Femenella & Associates, founded in 1993, specializes in stained glass restoration and wood window restoration in the northeastern U.S. Patrick began his career with Femenella as a craftsman on the Princeton University Chapel Project doing hands-on work with stained glass restoration on D'Ascenzo and Willet windows. Over time, Patrick progressed from craftsman in the field to a managerial position. In addition to his work as Project Manager for Eldridge Street Synagogue, Belasco Theatre, Emma Willard School, and many other notable projects, Patrick has served on various committees including the American Glass Guild Webmaster and Conference A/V. Patrick has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration at Villanova University and a Diploma in Building and Construction Management from New York University. pjb@femenellaassociates.com


William Barry (through 2/2016) Bill Barry's consulting practice, Heritage Planning & Design assists owners, architects and builders to creatively engage historic structures, through strategic planning, project development and community process facilitation. He brings a balanced perspective founded in a diverse career including experience as both architect and owner. As Vice President of Preservation & Facilities at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Bill focused on the preservation and development of the physical facilities, as well as the conservation of historic monuments and collections. Prior to that, his architectural practice of over twenty years with Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott focused on the National Historic Landmarks of institutional clients, public and private. Originally from New Orleans, Bill is a graduate of Tulane University School of Architecture, and a resident of Cambridge, MA. In addition to the APTNE Board, he serves on the Board of the Boston Preservation Alliance, the Cambridge Public Library Board of Trustees, the Cambridge Historical Commission and the Facilities Committee of the Bostonian Society. wgbarryjr@gmail.com    


Joan C. Berkowitz (through 2/2017) is an architectural conservator with 29 years of experience in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings and monuments. Joan is excited to announce that she recently joined Howard L. Zimmerman Architects PC as a Senior Preservationist. Prior posts have included EYP Architecture and Engineering, SUPERSTRUCTURES Engineers + Architects and Jablonski Berkowitz Conservation, Inc. She began her career at Columbia University’s Center for Preservation Research, next working as an architectural conservator for the National Park Service. Joan studied historic preservation at Columbia University. Joan’s teaching experience includes adjunct faculty positions at Columbia University and New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, as well as providing continuing education sessions for professional organizations. Joan co-teaches "Concrete, Cast Stone and Mortar" at Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Joan's past board experience includes the New York Fine Arts Federation, Historic Districts Council, Preservation Alumni and the Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America. Joan is the recent past president of APT and finishes up her 10-year board tenure. Joanberkowitz4@gmail.com


Charles S. A. Bransby-Zachary BSc MRICS (through 2/2017) Based in New York City, and with almost 20 year experience, Charles “Chas” Bransby-Zachary is Vice President of GBG USA Inc., which forms part of the international GB Geotechnics Group, a leading international company specializing in Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) and Measured Building Survey (MBS) for the forensic investigation of structures. Under his direction, the firm has completed investigative work for a variety of signature projects, including the detection of leaks in hundreds of New York school buildings to an extensive NDE program at New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Building. Chas holds a degree in Construction Technology & Management from De Montfort University, in England. He is a member of the International Association for Preservation Technology (APTi) and Board member for APTNE, the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) and a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He has lectured at many American universities, including Columbia, Cornell, Philadelphia and USC, and regularly gives advanced preservation lectures and workshops. cbz@gbg-us.com    


Erin Fisher, PE (through 2/2017) is a senior project manager at Deerpath Construction Company. Erin specializes in structural engineering and restoration/renovation/preservation of existing buildings. Experience in construction management, design, and policy aspects of the industry, from the design development phase through construction closeout. Prior to joining Deerpath in 2013, Erin was a senior project manager at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, LLP. She has been a member of APT since 2003. efisher@deerpath.com


Patrick Guthrie (through 2/2017), a registered architect and LEED AP, is a senior associate at Menders, Torrey & Spencer in Boston where he is primarily engaged in preservation, adaptive use, and architectural access solutions for historic buildings. He has lectured on historic window restoration and copper roofing on historic buildings. Since 1996 he has served on the board of the New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, and previously worked at the National Park Service and Mass. Historical Commission. pbgu3@yahoo.com    


Kurt Hirschberg (through 2/2017) is an avid local preservationist in Northern New Jersey. He has served as a volunteer with the Morris County Historical Society, the Parsippany Historical and Preservation Society, as well as serving on the Board of Historic Speedwell including serving as a founding member of the Friends of Historic Speedwell. Mr. Hirschberg also served as a commissioner with the Hanover Township Landmark Commission. Mr. Hirschberg has organized several local history programs, workshops and exhibits with local historical societies within Northern NJ. He has also authored State and National Register nominations as well as preparing HABS/HAER documentation for historic sites. Mr. Hirschberg current works as a Project Manager at Jan Hird Pokorny Associates, Inc. in New York where he is currently overseeing planning and restoration efforts at several significant historic sites within New York City, North Jersey, New York State and Long Island. Mr. Hirschberg has been with Jan Hird Pokorny Associates for over fifteen years. In addition, Mr. Hirschberg has been actively restoring an 1834 farmhouse in Morris County, NJ over the past five years. Hirschberg@jhpokorny.com    


Jack Healy (through 2/2017) is a Principal at Ryan-Biggs Associates, P.C., in Clifton Park, NY. He is responsible for the structural engineering design and management of many of the firm’s historic preservation and masonry repair projects. In addition to providing consulting services, he was recently named VP of the Society for the Preservation of Historic Cements and is a Certified Program Evaluator for the Practicing Institute of Engineering. He was President of the Capital District Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers in 2006 and was Co-Chairman for the Capital Districts Engineer’s Week celebrations 2004 – 2006. JHealy@ryanbiggs.com    


Susan Knack-Brown, PE (through 2/2017) is a principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH). Susan joined SGH upon graduating cum laude with a BSCE from Cornell University in 1998. Her work includes a range of building enclosure investigations and designs involving both contemporary structures and landmark buildings. Ms. Knack-Brown specializes in large-scale preservation projects where she applies modern technologies to the restoration of landmark buildings. Some of her signature projects include the multi-phase, multi-year award-winning roof rehabilitation and skylight restoration of the New York State Capitol and the roof replacement on the Massachusetts State House. slknack@sgh.com 


Christopher Lane (through 2/2015) is a Senior Associate at Finegold Alexander + Associates. He graduated from New Hampshire Technical Institute in 1990 with his Associate degree in Architectural Engineering Technology and Engineering Science, and received his Bachelor of Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1994. Christopher is responsible for a range of projects with special expertise with historic preservation in the institutional and educational market segments. Christopher joined Finegold Alexander + Associates in 1994, and was promoted to Associate in 2000. He has considerable experience in presentation, schematic design, design development, construction documents, 3D computer modeling, and computer sys­tems management and training. clane@faainc.com


Christina Muir (through 2/2017), is an architectural conservator at Jan Hird Pokorny Associates and has considerable experience in the field of historic preservation including historic and archival research, field measuring and documentation, and preparation of restoration documents and specifications. Prior to returning to the New York City in 2011, Ms. Muir spent three years working at a preservation architecture firm in Albany, NY. Ms. Muir has worked on numerous preservation projects including historic structure reports, planning studies, campus heritage preservation plans, conditions surveys, and National and State Register nominations for projects both local and nationwide. Ms. Muir is a graduate of the Columbia University Historic Preservation Program and currently serves on the board of Preservation Alumni. cam2177@caa.columbia.edu 


Tom Newbold (through 2/2017) is the president of Landmark Facilities Group, Inc., an engineering firm specializing in the design of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems for architecturally significant cultural, commercial, and educational applications. Mr. Newbold holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s of Business Administration. Mr. Newbold is a licensed Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering in numerous states, and his work has focused on unique engineered systems in buildings for over twenty five years. Mr. Newbold has been an active member of APT for many years and participates in the Professional Engineering Technical Committee and the Technical Committee for Sustainable Preservation. TNewbold@LFGInc.com

Tara Rasheed (through 2/2016) is a Project Manager with Nicholson & Galloway, Inc. She works with clients, architects, and engineers on building restoration projects, specializing in cleaning and repair of historic masonry and roof structures. Her most recent project is the Woolworth Building rehabilitation (2015-2017). In the past she has worked with DOCOMOMO_US as assistant and as the editor of the quarterly newsletter. While earning an M.S. in Historic Preservation at Columbia University GSAPP, she had the opportunity to work with the Central Park Conservancy on restoration and maintenance of the parks 51 bronze and stone sculptures. Past experience has also included work with the National Park Service at the Thomas Edison Laboratories, and Alexander Hamilton Grange. tarar@nicholsonandgalloway.com


David Riccio (through 2/2017) is a Principal of the firm with over 15 years of experience, after joining Canning Studios in 1996 as a Project Manager. He has worked as a consultant for architects, construction managers, and owners of museums, public and religious buildings throughout the United States. He is proficient in project management, scheduling, and coordinating large scale projects. He is skilled in all styles and types of the Decorative Arts, i.e. graining, marbling, stenciling, glazing, trompe l’oeil, gilding, fine art murals, historic finish analysis, field research, documentation of original color schemes. David is an experienced ornamental plasterer, skilled with all types of three-coat plaster systems as well as ornamental plaster mold making, casting, and installation. david@johncanningco.com


Anita Simon (through 2/2016) joined Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in 1998, Anita has worked in the WJE offices of Seattle and Atlanta before transferring to Boston in 2012. Ms. Simon has gained experience in historic restoration and the investigation and repair design of several building assemblies and materials. Past projects have specialized in the condition assessment and investigation of historic masonry enclosures. Experience also includes field observation during the construction or repair of materials such as terra cotta, brick, stone, stucco and sealant, cleaning studies of various masonry materials, and monitoring of cleaning procedures. She is a registered architect and routinely holds positions in local preservation and industry groups. Most recently Anita served as the interim 2011 president of APTSE; served on the advocacy committee of the Atlanta Preservation Center; was the RCI Georgia program chair; and was a board member of the Building Enclosure Council of Atlanta and CIRCA. Anita is the outgoing chair of Boston’s Building Enclosure Council and the unit manager of WJE Boston. asimon@wje.com


Helen M. Thomas-Haney (through 2/2016) is a Principal at Jablonski Building Conservation, Inc. She has more than 12 years of experience as an architectural conservator conducting conditions surveys and field inspections, developing technical treatment specifications, and performing on-site and laboratory analyses of masonry materials, metals, and finishes. She earned a BA in Historic Preservation from The University of Mary Washington in 1998 and an MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University in 2002. She currently teaches the “Stone Conservation Workshop” at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. Helen is also a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.hthomas-haney@jbconservation.com    

Amanda Trienens (through 2/2018) is an architecture conservator providing preservation design and implementation services for historic buildings, sculptures, and monuments through her firm, Cultural Heritage Conservation. Her experience is gained from many years in the field working with a variety of structures and art spanning time from the 11th century to the modern age, both locally and internationally. Amanda specializes in masonry conservation documentation, testing, analysis, quality control, and implementation. She studied architecture conservation at the University of Pennsylvania and worked for Integrated Conservation Resources, Inc. as Senior Conservator & Managing Director before establishing her own firm. atrienens@culturalheritageconservation.com    


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