Cory Rouillard

Preservation Architect, AIA, APT RP, LEED AP

a woman wearing a blue jacket and pants

Cory brings to the team at Henson Architecture her decades of historic preservation experience, as a licensed architect, architectural conservator, and active advocate for climate leadership through preservation. Her award-winning work has included the restoration of significant historical buildings, new construction in a historic context, and work in many unusual circumstances, including relocating entire buildings and reassembling buildings from previously disassembled components. In her role in the office and in her professional outreach, she promotes technical guidance for the appropriate care of existing buildings to both protect our cultural heritage and meet our carbon mitigation targets. 

Her past design and construction projects include: the exterior restoration of the Hadrian; the reconstruction of the Tin Building; and the relocation and restoration of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, all in New York; the restoration of the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore, MD; the re-erection of Yin Yu Tang in Salem, MA; and the reuse of St. Elizabeths West Campus in Washington, DC.

Cory actively advocates for the critical role of historic preservation in addressing the existential climate threats of our time. She is a frequent speaker on topics including tools for sustainable preservation and the wisdom of inherently sustainable features and vernacular design.

Cory is a Co-Chair of the Association for Preservation Technology’s Technical Committee on Sustainable Preservation. Since 2011 she has spearheaded the development of the Committee’s Online Sustainable Conservation Assistance Resource (OSCAR). Other initiatives during her tenure include the development of the Zero Net Carbon Collaboration for Existing and Historic Buildings (ZNCC) and the expansion of the Sustainable Preservation Bibliography. 

Prior to joining Henson, Cory was most recently an Associate Partner at Jan Hird Pokorny Associates. Earlier in her career she worked as an Architect in both the Albany and New York offices of John G. Waite Associates; an Architect at the Boston firm Goody Clancy; and a Senior Conservator in the Boston-area office of Building Conservation Associates.

Experience

2022 - Present

Henson Architecture

New York, New York

2014 – 2022

Jan Hird Pokorny Associates, Inc.

New York, New York

2011 – 2014

Building Conservation Associates, Inc.

Newton, Massachusetts
Dedham, Massachusetts

2010 – 2011

Goody Clancy

Boston, Massachusetts

1998 – 2009

John G. Waite Associates, Architects PLLC

New York, New York
Albany, New York

Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Science, Building Science
Troy, New York

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Guest student, Architecture Department

Zürich, Switzerland

Registered Architect

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

New York Chapter, Historic Buildings Committee (HBC)
New York Chapter, Committee on the Environment (COTE)
New York Chapter, Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF)

Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI)

Technical Committee on Sustainable Preservation (TCSP) Co-chair
Online Sustainable Conservation Assistance Resource (OSCAR) initiative Co-chair
Association for Preservation Technology Northeast (APTNE) Member

2019

APT Presidential Citation

Little Haiti Community Engagement Project

APT Presidential Citation

Symposium: Heritage Values and Climate Action Planning

AIANY Vice Presidential Citation for Public Outreach

Panel Discussion: How Low Can We Go? Historic Preservation and Carbon Reduction 

2016

APT Presidential Citation

OSCAR

2023

The New York Landmarks Conservancy

Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award*

Winner for the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

2021

Traditional Building

Palladio Award *

Winner in the Craftsmanship category for the Restoration of the Hadrian Cornice

The New York Landmarks Conservancy 

Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award *

Winner for the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, New York Botanical Garden

2020

Building Design + Construction Reconstruction Awards

Gold Award *

Winner for the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, New York Botanical Garden

ENR New York Regional Best Projects

Award of Merit Renovation/Restoration *

Winner for the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, New York Botanical Garden

2019

The New York Landmarks Conservancy

Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award *

Winner for the Knickerbocker Club

Preservation League of New York

Award for Excellence in Preservation *

Winner for the Knickerbocker Club

2018

The New York Landmarks Conservancy

Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award *

Winner for the Hadrian

North American Copper in Architecture

Restoration Award *

Winner for the Hadrian

2017

Historic Salem

Preservation Award *

Winner for the Salem Probate and Family Court, Salem, MA

Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts Build New England

Performance Award *

Winner for the Salem Probate and Family Court, Salem, MA

2016

Massachusetts Historical Commission

Historic Preservation Award *

Winner for the Old Berkshire Athenaeum (Pittsfield Probate Court)

Boston Preservation Alliance

Preservation Achievement Award *

Winner for the Burnham Building

2015

Preservation Massachusetts

Paul E. Tsongas Award *

Winner for the Burnham Building

2014

Massachusetts Historical Commission

Historic Preservation Award *

Winner for the Frederick Ayer Mansion

2012

Preservation League of New York

Award for Excellence in Preservation *

Winner for Hamilton Grange

The New York Landmarks Conservancy

Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award *

Winner for Hamilton Grange

2011

AIA Eastern New York State

Honor Award *

Winner for Hamilton Grange

2010

Traditional Building 

Palladio Award *

Winner for the Basilica of the Assumption

2009

AIA National

Honor Award *

Winner for the Basilica of the Assumption

2008

AIA New York State

Citation in Design Award *

Winner for the Basilica of the Assumption

2007

Faith & Form

Religious Architecture Award *

Winner for the Basilica of the Assumption

2004

AIA New York State

Citation in Design Award *

Winner for Yin Yu Tang

Wood Design & Building Magazine

Wood Design Award *

Winner for Yin Yu Tang

* – for work completed in a previous office

May 2024

TANGIBLE REMNANTS

Nakita Reed
Podcast

April 2024

Traditional Architecture Gathering 2024

Embodied Wisdom: Traditional Features for Carbon Reduction.

Online

March 2024

reimagine Buildings ’24 Global Conference

Online

January 2024

Zero Net Carbon Collaboration

Online

September 2023

Columbia University Guest Lecture

Sustainable Features of Vernacular Design

Françoise Bollack
New York, New York

August 2023

NYC Department of Design and Construction

Climate-Based Design for Carbon Reduction

Scott Henson
New York, New York

July 2023

Classic Planning Academy
Guest Lecture

Traditional Sustainable Design

Pablo Alvarez Funes
Online

Bruges Summer School of Architecture & Planning
La Table Ronde de l’Architecture
Guest Lecture

Traditional Sustainable Design

Nadia Everard
Bruges, Belgium

March 2023

Traditional Architecture Gathering 2023 Panel Discussion

Deep Green – 21st Century Well-Building

Nadia Everard, Carolina Cabra, Colum Mulhern, Stephen Tilly
Online Conference

Oct-Nov 2022

PastForward National Preservation Conference

Stephen Tilly, Matthew Bronski
Online Conference

June 2022

Traditional Building Conference

The Quiet Wisdom of Climate-Based Design

Newport, Rhode Island

April 2022

Politechnika Łódzka Panel Discussion

Climate Change and Historic Preservation

Jonathan Spodek, Carl Elefante, Amanda Webb
Łódź, Poland

February 2022

APTNE Symposium

The Quiet Wisdom of Climate-Based Design

Hudson, New York

November 2020

North America Regional Climate Heritage Forum

Online

February 2020

New York University Guest Lecture

Historic Preservation as a Leader in Carbon Mitigation

Gregory Dietrich
New York, New York

September 2019

AIANY Panel Discussion

Scott Henson, Paula Zimin, Michael Ingui, Jeff Murphy
New York, New York

December 2018

Peer to Peer Network

Meet OSCAR

New Haven, Connecticut

November 2015

APT Conference Panel Discussion

Bricks and Bytes: Technology and Tools for the Digital Age of Preservation

Ed FitzGerald, Andrew Ferrell
Kansas City, Missouri

APT Conference

OSCAR: the Online Sustainable Conservation Assistance Resource

Kansas City, Missouri

May 2015

AIA National Convention

OSCAR: An Online Tool for Historic Preservation, Sustainability, and Resiliency

Nancy Rankin
Atlanta, Georgia

2024

Façade Tectonics Institute SKINS, Issue #138

2020

APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology

2017

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Carly Farmer – lead author

March 2022

Precious

Junko Takaku

February 2020

New York Times

John Freeman Gill