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May 2019

Preservation Alumni Call for Logo Designs!

May 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Preservation Alumni is excited to announce the revamping of our current website! Launched over 15 years ago, preservationalumni.org has become a valuable place for us to connect with our members, organize and promote events, and support the mission of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University. We’re working hard to create a new website to better engage with our members in the coming months, complete with refreshed graphics and updated capabilities. As part of this initiative, we are launching a…

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April 2019

Members Only Tour: Armour-Stiner (Octagon) House

April 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:15 pm
45 W Clinton Ave, Irvington, NY, 45 W Clinton Ave
Irvington, NY 10533 United States
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Join us on April 28th for a tour of the magnificent Armour-Stiner (Octagon) House, located in Irvington, NY. The Octagon House is the only known fully domed, octagonal residence and the only house built in the form of an ancient classical temple in the United States.

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Annual Pub Crawl: Gramercy Park

April 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Preservation Alumni for its Annual Pub Crawl on April 5th!  This year we will be exploring three spots in Manhattan's Gramercy Park neighborhood, an historic district that's centered on the second and last private square in New York. Our first stop will be at the Pete's Tavern (66 Irving Place) at 6:00, followed by Triona's on Third (192 Third Avenue) at 7:00 and concluding at Mercy Bar (129 East 15th Street) at 7:45. We hope you can join us to mingle…

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March 2019

Historic Preservation Program Open House

March 28, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Historic Preservation Open House welcomes admitted students to campus (class entering Fall 2019) and gives them the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the HP program.  Admitted students will hear from program leadership, receive tours of the labs and the facilities, and learn about studio and thesis requirements among other things. The program also includes a luncheon in Low Library, which gives admitted students the opportunity to interact with alumni, current students, and faculty. It is often the…

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January 2019

PA Mentor Mingle

January 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Preservation Alumni is excited to kick off our second year of the mentorship program with a Mentorship Mingle for students and mentors to meet! Participating students and mentors are invited to join us on January 31st at 6:30pm at 120 Broadway, 20th Floor. Also known as the Equitable Building, 120 Broadway is a historic New York City sky scraper completed in 1915 by Ernest R. Graham that spurred the New York City zoning code and the development of the classic "wedding cake" towers of the…

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December 2018

Members Tour: Great Hall, New York Hall of Science

December 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368, 47-01 111th St.
Corona, NY 11368 United States
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** MEET AT 10AM AT THE ADMISSIONS DESK (map here)** We're excited to announce our upcoming members-only tour of the iconic Great Hall at the New York Hall of Science! Join us on Sunday, December 9th at 10am for a tour with conservator, James Marston Fitch fellow, and HP alum Laura Buchner. She'll outline the history of the Great Hall, provide an overview of dalle de verre and her research on the material, and explain the interior and exterior restoration of the dalle de verre and cast-in-place…

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September 2018

Alumni Reception at APT Conference

September 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
VUE Rooftop Lounge at the Curtiss Hotel, 210 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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Preservation Alumni and the Historic Preservation Program are partnering with Columbia GSAPP Alumni to offer a alumni reception at this year's APT Conference in Buffalo, New York. See below for more information and use this link to register. Please join the Columbia GSAPP Historic Preservation program for a private cocktail reception at the Association for Preservation Technology Conference. Now in its 50th year, the annual APT conference brings together preservation and conservation professionals from around the world to share best practices and…

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Fall Party: 79th Street Boat Basin

September 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Boat Basin Cafe, Riverside Park, West 79th Street
New York, 10024 United States
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Please join your fellow Preservation Alumni for the annual Fall Party on Thursday, September 20th at the beautiful 79th Street Boat Basin. Enjoy food and drinks while reconnecting with your fellow HP alum and welcoming the new class of preservationists. PA will be making several exciting announcements about upcoming events and faculty achievements. In addition, the recipient of the2018 Cleo and James Marston Fitch Prize will be announced. We are thrilled to once again host our party at the Boat Basin…

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May 2018

Spring Party: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

May 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E 61st St
New York, NY 10065 United States
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Join us for Preservation Alumni's annual Spring Party on Thursday, May 10, 2018. We are pleased to be presenting the Fourth Annual Preservation Alumni Leadership Award to Kevin Lee Sarring (Class of 1978). Kevin held a distinguished career with the U.S. State Department, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), where he was involved in preservation projects at Rome,  Skopje, Tangiers, Tirana, Seoul, Prague, and most recently New Delhi, planning the renovations to the renowned embassy compound designed by modernist Edward Durell Stone.  Kevin…

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April 2018

Spring Work Day: Mt. Vernon Museum

April 28, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E 61st St
New York, NY 10065 United States
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PA is excited to be partnering with the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden for both our Spring Work Day and the Spring Party. Join us on Saturday, April 28th to help out at Mt. Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden  for some work outside in the garden and some painting indoors. PA will provide light breakfast snacks and coffee to volunteers.RSVP to let us know you'll be joining us!  Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house for a country estate, and converted to…

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