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  • 24 Jan 2012 11:34 PM | Anonymous member
    This past October the Columbia Preservation Class of 1978-80 held their 30th anniversary reunion at Moran’s Restaurant in Chelsea, next to the Highline. Despite the freak snowstorm, 25 alumni attended (some with great difficulty) for drinks and dinner. Dozens of class photos were shown on a looped digital slideshow and a commemorative booklet was also produced, with updates on what classmates had been doing over the years. The reunion committee consisted of Jay Shockley, Gina Santucci, Nancy Zerbe, and M.C. Taylor. The following day a smaller group made the trek to Irvington, NY at the invitation of fellow classmate Joe Lombardi to tour his Octagon House, the only known fully domed octagonal residence in the United States.

    Members of the class of 1978-1980 include: 
    Camille Bowman (Newport News, VA) 
    Ann B. McGlone (San Antonio, TX) 
    Liz Blair Jones (Bethesda, MD) 
    Kaisa Broner-Bauer (Helskinki, Finland) 
    Rachel Carley (Litchfield, CT) 
    Pat Casler (Chicago, IL) 
    Carol Corden (Brooklyn, NY) 
    Bob Craig (Hamilton Square, NJ) 
    DD Allen (New York, NY) 
    Judith E. Fagin (Erie, PA) 
    Dale Frens (West Chester, PA) 
    Julia Gersovitz (Westmount, Quebec) 
    Barbara Bartlett (Cazenovia, NY) 
    Alison Gilchrist (Washington Depot, CT) 
    Frances Hanahan (New York, NY) 
    Wes Haynes (Stamford, CT) 
    Steven Hirschberg (Stamford, CT) 
    Susan Horst Mori (Tokyo, Japan) 
    Mike Hubartt (Flushing, NY) 
    Mike Jackson (Springfield, IL) 
    Carol Ann Arvan (Royal Oak, MI) 
    Joseph Pell Lombardi (New York, NY) 
    Leslie Lord Ide (Ridgefield, CT) 
    Bob Louton (dec’d) 
    Suzanne Lown Grant (New York, NY) 
    Hermes Mallea (New York, NY) 
    Bruce Popkin (Fresh Meadows, NY) 
    Sue Radmer (New York, NY) 
    Martha Raymond (Alexandria, VA) 
    Pamela Rubin Carter (New York, NY) 
    Gina Santucci (New York, NY) 
    Jay Shockley (New York, NY) 
    Lauren Brook Allsopp (Scottsdale, AZ) 
    Gail Sonnenfeld (Chicago, IL) 
    Susan Strauss (New York, NY) 
    Beth Sullebarger (Glendale, OH) 
    M.C. Taylor (Salisbury, CT) 
    Anne Van Ingen (Stamford, CT) 
    Gay Wagner (Hampton, CT) 
    Nancy Zerbe (Metuchen, NJ)
  • 17 Dec 2011 10:35 PM | Anonymous member
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  • 17 Dec 2011 10:31 PM | Anonymous member
    M. Silver Associates, a New York-based PR agency, is seeking the expertise of an architectural research consultant to research the history of two historically significant hotels in Midtown that are owned by their client. If interested, contact Aik Wye Ng at for more details.
  • 15 Nov 2011 6:32 PM | Anonymous member
    Check out PA's Career Opportunities page for more info.
  • 04 Oct 2011 9:24 PM | Anonymous member
    Two fresh jobs postings. Check the Career Opportunities page.
  • 02 Oct 2011 10:13 PM | Anonymous member
    A New York City Council Subcommittee has denied the designation of 135 Bowery as a landmark.  This important Federalist building dates to 1817 and is a rare example of early 19th century architecture on the Bowery.  Just this past June, the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Hardenbrook Somarindyck House as an individual landmark however the City Council as part of the review process can overturn a LPC designation.  If you believe this sets a dangerous precedent contact your New York City Council Member.

    To find your Council member, see
  • 16 Sep 2011 10:28 AM | Anonymous member
    More info on our Career Opportunities page.
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