I have served on the HPC since 1988; 2008-2018, as Chair succeeding James S. Keysa, Founding Chair. My background is I am an architect, first registered (NY) in 1984 and currently practicing with a firm that specializes in historic preservation and adaptive reuse of older buildings. My involvement in local projects of note includes the current conversion of the Richardson Complex, the former State Mental Hospital, into the Hotel Henry Hotel and Conference Center; the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Serviceman’s Museum at Erie Canal Harbor; exterior restoration work at ECC City Campus; and a soon to begin restoration of the McKinley Monument for the City of Buffalo. I also serve as a Trustee of the Hull House Foundation, a board that oversees the operation and stewardship of the Hull Family Home and Farmstead Museum (1810) in Lancaster, NY.
Among the successes of the Commission over my tenure has been a successful compromise solution for the widening of Broadway through the Historic District; the nomination and listing of 10 Village structures to the National Register of Historic Places; the oversight of façade renovations along Central Avenue for the NY Main Street Grant Program; countless interaction and project reviews with homeowners, property owners and businesses; and most recently, the successful nomination and listings of the Central Avenue District and the Broadway District to the National Register of Historic Places.