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In Memoriam – Hazel Ephron

June 11, 1938 - January 1, 2016

The partners of Architectural Preservation Studio are saddened by the loss of their mentor, colleague, and friend, Hazel Ephron. Hazel joined Wank Adams Slavin Associates (WASA Studio) in 1974 as an architect, became an Associate in 1980, and was a partner of the firm from 1985 to 2007, working with the Preservation Group past her retirement until 2010. She was an accomplished architect and leader of the firm for both new construction and preservation. Hazel was also a founding member of Professional Women in Construction. She will be missed.

America's National Treasures

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Architectural Preservation Studio President, Pamela Jerome, attended the December 2, 2015 event at Federal Hall to announce that Federal Hall has become one of America's National Treasures, a program developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Federal Hall is one of five northeast sites to receive a grant from the National Trust's Presenting Partner, American Express. Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, NJ, for which APS is the preservation architect, has also benefited with a grant from American Express through this same program.

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US/ICOMOS Fellow

We are pleased to announce that Architectural Preservation Studio's President, Pamela Jerome, AIA, FAPT, has been named a US/ICOMOS Fellow.

Cooling Tower Registration Deadline Approaching

As a result of the recent unprecedented outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx, the New York City has enacted a new law that commissions the registration of cooling towers, fluid coolers and evaporative condensers with the Department of Buildings (DOB). This law enables the City to track where this equipment is located and how it is maintained. Building owners are mandated by the new law to comply with certain reporting requirements, including registering existing equipment by September 17, 2015.

The following links provide additional information:

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NYC DOB: Facade Projects and Site Safety

Façade projects requiring site safety plans – buildings 15 stories and higher - may now use a site safety manager, rigger, designated rigging foreman or qualified person to oversee site safety. See NYC Building Code §§3310, 3314.4 and 3316.9, and 1 RCNY 3310-01.