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Eric Hammarberg

Associate Principal

Associate Principal

Eric Hammarberg has been surrounded by construction his entire life, the third generation of a family of contractors, and later running his own firm. He has worked many facets of construction, including masonry and carpentry, and became involved in preservation as these experiences, education and interest coalesced.

Eric’s experience spans from design and project manager for many historic restoration and preservation projects including the New York Public Library’s plaster ceiling restoration, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Chrysler Building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and stabilization at Lefferts Historic House. He has extensive experience conducting condition surveys, preservation methodologies, façade evaluations and restorations, project programming, specification research and writing, and reviewing handicap, environmental and landmark rules compliance.

His expertise in preservation includes investigation, protection of historic structures adjacent to new construction, repair and restoration of historic stone and brick masonry, repairs of historic plaster and tall urban structures as well as repairs to terra cotta and various roofing materials. Prior to joining Scott Henson Architect as Associate Principal, Eric spent the last seven years as Associate Principal for WJE Engineers & Architects. Eric brings his vast knowledge of historic restoration across New York City Landmarks, structural and exterior envelope design and investigative expertise to the firm.

Curriculum Vitae

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012 - 2019

WJE Engineers & Architects — New York, NY

2011 - 2012

Brisk Waterproofing — Ridgefield, NY

1996 - 2011

Thornton Tomasetti — New York, NY

1994 - 1996

Prospect Park Alliance — Brooklyn, NY

1988 - 1994

Robert E. Meadows PC Architect — 40 Dover St, New York, NY

1987 - 1988

Arnold Syrop Associates — New York, NY

1986 - 1987

Homeworks Group Design Build — Bedford Hills, NY

1983 - 1986

Hammerberg Design Build — Providence, RI

1976 - 1983

Hammerberg Construction, Inc. — Dravosburg, PA

EDUCATION

Rhode Island School of Design — Providence, RI
B. Arch

Rhode Island School of Design — Providence, RI
B.F.A.

RESTORE, Architectural Preservation — New York, NY
B.F.A.

REGISTRATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

Founding Board Member
The Association For Preservation Technology Northeast Chapter (APTNE)

Maplewood Historic Preservation Commission, 2004-Present

International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and Technical Committee 410 Masonry Terra Cotta Guidelines

AWARDS

2019

Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award
Winner for the Restoration of the Hispanic Society of America Museum and Library

2019

Architecture Awards for Restoration
Copper award for Restoration of the Hispanic Society of America Museum and Library

2016

Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award
Winner for plaster ceiling restoration of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library

2016

Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award
Winner for Restoration of Gottesman Hall

PRESENTATIONS

Fall 2017

AIA New York
“Stewardship of Decorated Ceilings in Great Public Spaces” with Kim Lovejoy and Sarah Kloze

Fall 2016

APT International
“Fibrous Plaster: Specifying Reinforcement Systems for a Robust 19th-c. Technology” with Kim Lovejoy

Fall 2001, Spring 2019

Historic Districts Council
“Emergency Shoring & Stabilization of Historic Structures” at The Shore Thing: A Practical Seminar on Shoring Methods and Case Studies for Historic Buildings

Spring 2010

The History Channel
“Modern Marvels – Chrome” televised broadcast

Spring 2009

International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions (PROHITECH)
“Protection of Historic Urban Structures During Adjacent Construction”

Spring 2009

Lorman Education Services Seminar
“Historic Preservation: Easements, Tax Incentives and Litigation”

Spring 2009

12th Annual International Preservation Trades Workshop
“Teamwork, Tools, Testing and Intuition: The Architect’s and Engineer’s Investigation and Repair Decision Making Process”

Spring 2008

Lorman Education Services Seminar
“Proper Assessment and Planning for Structural Renovations of Existing Buildings and Structures”

Spring 2007

General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
“Restoring 2 Skyscrapers, Empire State/Chrysler Building”

2005

Structural Engineers Association of New York
“Practical Solutions to Building Envelope Problems – Local Law 11/98”, also presented at Buildings NY Conference in 2004 and NeoCon Trade Fair in 1999

2005

American Society of Civil Engineer’s Forensic Engineering Symposium, with the Structural Engineering Institute Structures Congress
“A Case Study of Early Steel Curtain Wall: The Chrysler Building, New York, New York,” also presented at the Stainless Building Seminar in 2005 and 20th Century Exterior Architectural Metals Conference in 2003

Spring 2003

ProCon AIA
“Historic Roofing, Beyond the Basics”

Fall 2001

Association of Preservation Technology Annual Conference
“Observations of Historic Structure’s Performance at the World Trade Center,” also given at RESTORE New York in 2002 and 2003

2001

The Greater New York Construction User Council
“Local Law 11: A/E Process”

2001

University of Hartford Construction Institute
“Roofing Systems: A Survey of the Basics and Some Special Cases,” also presented in 2000

1999

MIT’s Technology and Conservation Conference
“Windows in Commercial Buildings/Skyscrapers: Case Histories on the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings”

1999

Skyscraper Museum
“Exterior Restoration of the Chrysler Building: Fast-Tracking a Landmark”

PUBLICATIONS

2015

Seventh Congress on Forensic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers
"Benefits of Helical Bar Reinforcing in Preserving Historic Masonry Facades” with Jared M. Shoemaker.

2009

Prohitech
“Protection of Historic Urban Structures During Adjacent Construction” with Keith Kesner and Derek Trelstad.

2006

Fourth Forensic Engineering Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers
“90 Feet – The Difference an Avenue Makes: Protection of Existing Historic Structures during Adjacent Construction” with Keith Kesner and Derek Trelstad.

2005

STRUCTURE Magazine
“The Chrysler Building, A Case Study of Early Steel Curtain Wall”.