Links to Architectural Conservation
Organizations and Resources

Government Non-for-Profit Professional/Trade Business

Government Agencies

City of New York, Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks manages more than 28,000 acres, including parks, recreational areas and hundreds of important, historic structures and sites throughout New York City.

National Park Service The Park Service is the federal guardian of our diverse cultural and recreational resources. As the steward of countless federally-owned historic structures and sites, the agency is a leading advocate for historic preservation and one of the most valuable resources for the preservation community. Preservation resources of the NPS include:

  • Heritage Preservation Services This division of the NPS provides a broad range of products and services, financial assistance and incentives, educational guidance, and technical information to help citizens and communities identify, evaluate, protect and preserve historic properties.
  • National Center for Preservation Technology and Training The NCPTT promotes the preservation and conservation of prehistoric and historic resources in the United States through the advancement and dissemination of preservation technology and training.
  • Preservation Briefs The NPS helps home owners, preservation professionals, organizations, and government agencies by publishing easy-to read guidance on preserving, rehabilitating and restoring historic buildings. Find on-line editions of the Briefs here.

New York State Council on the Arts NYSCA is a funding agency that supports the activities of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in New York State and helps to bring high-quality artistic programs to the citizens of the state.

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Non-for-Profit Organizations

ACTS: Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety ACTS is a not-for-profit corporation that provides consulting services and publications on health, safety and industrial hygiene issues to architects, builders, artists and artisans, and to museums, theaters, schools and other cultural institutions.

DOCOMOMO DOCOMOMO stands for Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement, and is dedicated to the study of significant works of Modern Movement architecture, landscape design and urban planning around the world. Founded in 1988 in The Netherlands, there are now DOCOMOMO working parties in over 40 countries.

International Construction Institute ICI is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating more effective construction trade unions around the world. Its main areas of focus are affordable housing, sustainable building, craft training, safety and health, worker pension fund development, education and research and construction workers' rights.

International Council on Monuments and Sites ICOMOS is a non-governmental organization of professionals dedicated to the conservation of the world's historic monuments and sites.

National Trust for Historic Preservation The National Trust is a private nonprofit organization with more than 200,000 members, and is a leader in the preservation movement that is saving the best of the country's past.

New York Landmarks Conservancy The Landmarks Conservancy is a nationally recognized organization that provides grants, low-interest loans, hands-on consulting services, workshops, and publications to owners of older buildings in neighborhoods throughout the City and State.

Partners for Sacred Places Partners is the only national, non-sectarian, non-profit organization dedicated to the sound stewardship and active community use of America's older religious properties.

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Professional and Trade Associations

American Institute of Architects The AIA represents the architecture profession in the United States, and works to advance the value of architects and improve the quality of the built environment.

American Institute of Architects -- New York Chapter Founded in 1867, the AIA New York Chapter is the oldest and largest chapter of the AIA. The chapter is dedicated to public outreach, professional development and design excellence.

Association for Preservation Technology International APTI is a cross-disciplinary organization dedicated to promoting technology for conserving historic structures and their settings. With members in 28 countries, APTI connects a network of architects, engineers, conservators, artisans, consultants, planners, curators, developers, educators, historians, and students.

Preservation Trades Network PTN is a non-profit organization that brings together the building trades in the field of historic preservation, restoration and conservation of heritage buildings, architecture, engineering and historic structures.

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Traditional Building This bimonthly magazine and website provide a valuable resource for design and building professionals who need to know where to locate hard-to-find historical products and services for commercial, civic, institutional, and religious building projects. You will find resources for restoring and renovating old buildings, and for designing and constructing new buildings in traditional styles.

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