Website New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is the largest municipal preservation agency in the nation. It is responsible for protecting New York City's architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings and sites by granting them landmark or historic district status and regulating them after designation. The agency is comprised of a panel of 11 commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor and supported by a staff of approximately 80 preservationists, researchers, architects, historians, attorneys, archaeologists, and administrative employees. There are more than 37,500 designated buildings and sites in New York City, most of which are located in 152 historic districts across in all five boroughs. Working at the Landmarks Preservation Commission provides a great opportunity to cultivate intellectual inspiration and professional development.
The Preservation Department is responsible for reviewing permit applications from property owners, issuing permits for certain kinds of work at designated buildings and sites, and guiding applicants in preparing presentations for review by the full Commission. Landmarks Preservationists in the Preservation Department work in small teams with other preservationists, supervised by a Deputy Director, who meet regularly to discuss and review these applications.
Landmarks Preservationists have the unique opportunity to work closely with owners and their consultants, including architects, engineers, and preservation specialists, in reviewing applications to restore, adapt or appropriately alter landmark buildings of all types throughout New York City. In doing so, Landmarks Preservationists share knowledge and provide guidance to applicants in meetings, site visits and outreach events, and these efforts build positive relationships in these communities and yield tangible results in protecting and preserving landmark buildings and historic districts.
· Under the supervision of the Director and Deputy Director of Preservation, review applications, including architectural plans, to restore, rehabilitate, or alter individual landmarks and properties in historic districts;
· Consult with owners and architects, conduct meetings and site visits, make presentations to Commission at public hearings and public meetings;
· Prepare and issue permits for changes that the Commission has found to be appropriate;
· Provide technical assistance to owners;
· Other duties and special projects in various departments as assigned.
The position requires excellent technology, communication, and customer service skills.