Landmarks Preservation

Register For The 3rd Annual “How Low Can We Go” – Historic Preservation and Carbon Reduction: Applied Trades Event

On Tuesday, September 21st, Henson Architecture will be hosting the third annual joint AIANY Committee on the Environment and Historic Building Committee “How Low Can We Go” event which will focus on applied trades in preservation work and Passive House construction. The event will feature a panel discussion with architects, uniquely positioned tradespeople, and educators. Retrofitting existing buildings to attain higher...

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Wing at The Riverside Church. Photo by Jack Kucy.

Preserving the Legacy

Photo: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Wing at The Riverside Church by Jack Kucy. As we wrap up a façade restoration project that we are particularly proud of, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at The Riverside Church’s south wing. Renamed in 1985, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Wing is a seven-story, modern Gothic annex located...

Why the Prices of Houses in Historic Districts are Higher Than Most

Why the Prices of Houses in Historic Districts are Higher Than Most

The New York City Independent Budget Office (IBO) published a study detailing how the designation of historic districts in the city has affected home prices. The IBO found that prices for homes in historic districts have been consistently higher than those outside historic districts. In the report's introduction, the IBO evaluates the relationship between historic districts and the correlation of higher...