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Scott Henson Architect Names Eric Hammarberg as Associate Principal

By: Scott Henson

Eric Hammarberg is excited to join Scott Henson Architect as Associate Principal and be a critical part of their team consciously connecting historic preservation and sustainability, linked by craftsmanship. “Their hands-on approach to their work – from sensitive use of materials, knowledgeable and inquisitive interaction with the team and sensitivity to client needs – is paramount,” says Eric. “It’s not always easy, but the results are exhilarating.”

Eric brings his decades of experience spanning from construction worker/craftsman to designer and project manager of noted historic restoration and preservation projects. They include the exterior restoration of the Chrysler Building; recreating the historic decorative copper roof at the Hispanic Society of America Museum and Library; plaster and wood ceiling restoration at the New York Public Library; Philip Johnson’s ‘Brick House’ and multiple projects on the landmark structures of Prospect Park, Brooklyn.

Eric’s expertise in preservation includes forensic investigation, protection of historic structures adjacent to new construction, restoration of historic stone and brick masonry, and repairs of a plethora of historic and contemporary materials. He also applies his vast knowledge of historic restoration to intricate facets of New York Landmarks, including spires and statuary and structural and exterior building envelope design.

Prior to joining SHA, Eric was an Associate Principle at WJE, a nationwide building forensics firm of more than 600 engineers, architects and materials scientists. Prior to this, Mr. Hammarberg managed the New York office of Brisk Waterproofing / Western Specialty Contractors, a nationwide restoration and preservation contractor; also Vice President and Director of Historic Preservation at Thornton Tomasetti and resident engineer at Prospect Park Alliance.

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