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Closing the Gap: Increasing Diversity in Library Collections

The current holdings in most libraries, including Avery Library, support and sustain a white-centered narrative. Avery Library has requested our assistance with highlighting the gaps and with exploring ways to increase the diversity of collections. On October 25th, PA will host an open forum to discuss what PA members see as diversity, equity, and inclusion … Continued

Fall Party 2022: House of the Redeemer

House of the Redeemer 7 East 95th Street, New York

After three years Preservation Alumni is excited to host the 2022 Fall Party on Thursday, September 17th at the historic House of the Redeemer. Enjoy food and drinks while reconnecting with your fellow HP alum and welcoming the new class of preservationists. In addition, the recipient of the 2022 Cleo and James Marston Fitch Prize … Continued


(Virtual) Speed Networking

Virtual speed networking is back! Preservation Alumni will be hosting this event on February 23rd from 7:00pm-8:30pm for first and second year Historic Preservation students! This event provides students and alumni with the opportunity to build meaningful professional relationships through casual conversations centered on shared interests and aspirations in the preservation world. PA is seeking alumni volunteers to … Continued

How to Be a Better Mentor

Calling all PA mentors! Please join us on Tuesday, June 20th for our upcoming event geared towards our mentor community. What is the role of a mentor? What are other mentors talking to their mentees about? Do you sometimes find yourself unsure of what to talk about or how to respond to a question from … Continued


POSTPONED 2023 Fall Workday: The Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States

DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND SUBWAY DELAYS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE. New information will be sent out via email.  Join Preservation Alumni on Saturday, September 30, as we partner with The Green-Wood Cemetery for our annual Fall Workday! Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one … Continued


Fall Party in Honor of 2023 Preservation Leadership Award Recipient Michael Henry Adams

Church of the Epiphany 351 East 74th Street, New York, NY, United States

Reconnect with friends on Thursday, October 5, at our combined Fall Party and Preservation Leadership Award celebration. Preservation Alumni is proud to announce Michael Henry Adams as the recipient of this year’s Preservation Alumni Leadership Award! A Harlem-based preservationist and writer, Michael has been a vocal advocate for preserving Black history and culture. The party will be hosted … Continued


Columbia University Preservation Alumni Happy Hour @ APT Seattle 

The Diller Room 1224 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States

Preservation Alumni would like to invite Columbia HP alumni attending the 2023 APT International Conference in Seattle, Washington to a happy hour gathering at the Diller Room. Light bites and the first drink are on us! Please RSVP by Monday, October 9th.  Questions? Please contact Andrea Sforza at 


Preservation Happy Hour

The Penny Farthing 103 3rd Avenue, New York, NY, United States

The Preservation Happy Hour returns to The Penny Farthing following the success of the May 2023 event! Join alumni and friends of the Columbia University, Pratt Institute, and the University of Pennsylvania's Historic Preservation programs for a happy hour! $5 registration includes drink ticket (beer, wine, well mixed drinks, nonalcoholic beverages) plus light fare - … Continued


2023 Speed Networking

The Expat 64 Tiemann Place, New York, NY, United States

PLEASE NOTE A LAST MINUTE LOCATION CHANGE. THE EVENT WILL BE HELD ONE BLOCK AWAY FROM THE ORIGINAL LOCATION AT THE EXPAT (64 Tiemann Place, New York, NY 10027)   In-person speed networking is back for the first time since 2019! Preservation Alumni will be hosting this event on November 16th from 6:00pm-8:00pm for first … Continued

2024 Spring Workday

Green-Wood Cemetery 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States

Join Preservation Alumni on Sunday, April 21st as we partner with the Green-Wood Cemetery for our annual Spring Workday! Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America. By the early 1860s it had earned an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became a … Continued


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