Graduate Thesis Presentations

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present an evening of recent work by graduate students in the field of historic preservation.

As the only citywide voice for community-based preservation, the Historic Districts Council is eager to recognize graduate work that makes a contribution to historic preservation in New York City. The evening’s six presentations address the full spectrum of issues: cultural, political, esthetic, material, historical and others. We wish to enrich the field of preservation advocacy in New York City by making fresh scholarship available to a wide audience.

Wednesday May 28, 2014

World Monuments Fund Office

at the Empire State Building

6 PM


RSVP to Brigid Harmon at 212-614-9107 or


Measuring the Impact of Historic District Designation on Real Estate in New York City

Julia Lewis (Columbia)

Tapestry Brick Dwellings: The Emergence of a Residential Type in Brooklyn

Jonathan Taylor (Columbia)

No Building Left Behind: Gaining Energy Efficiency in New York City’s State and National Register Properties

Lakan Cole (Pratt)

The Manhattan Taxpayer Building: Symbol of Decline and Catalyst for Change

Lauren Hall Wallis (Columbia)

Early Twentieth Century “Face Brick” as a National Industry (New York City Focus)

Julie Rosen (Columbia)

The Future of Preservation, Preservation of the Future

Jessica Baldwin (Pratt)





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