This summer I am interning at Joseph Pell Lombardi & Associates, Architects in Soho. The firm specializes in adaptive reuse and historic preservation in New York City. My first few weeks of the internship I helped with the opening of Chateau du Sailhant, located in the Auvergne region of central France. The firm recently completed a ten-year conservation project on the Chateau, which will now be accessible to the public. From the New York City office, I helped layout the tour of the Chateau and worked on various logistics for the July 1st opening. Several weeks into the internship I started working on Part 2 of the Historic Investment Tax Credit for the Armour-Stiner Octagon House, built in the 1860s. For the past few weeks I have been working on the description of rehabilitation for the application. Joseph Pell Lombardi acquired the house from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and he has been restoring the house, interior, grounds and outbuildings for the past few decades. After we finish the application I will be working on ancestral research and building conservation on historic lodges in the Valhalla Highlands.

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The Armour-Stiner Octagon House (c.1860) in Irvington, New York

 

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