Over 200 Guests Celebrate 30th Annual Chairman’s Award
More than 200 persons filled The Metropolitan Club on June 7 for the 30th annual Chairman’s Award Luncheon. The three distinguished honorees each demonstrated that historic buildings can and do serve today’s needs.
Andrew Kimball, CEO of Industry City, was honored for turning an 1857 industrial complex on the Sunset Park waterfront into an economic powerhouse. Kimball said that “without the Landmarks Conservancy, and other New York visionaries, places like Industry City and the Brooklyn Navy Yard would have been leveled by some misguided planning effort.”
Rev. Dr. William Lupfer, Rector of Trinity Wall Street, was honored for the recent restoration of 254 year-old St. Paul’s Chapel and Churchyard and initiating the interior restoration of Richard Upjohn’s 1846 Trinity Church. “When you think about it, buildings guide people’s actions and interactions,” Rev. Lupfer said. “They carry through values from previous times to now.”
Richard J. Moylan, President of Green-Wood Cemetery and the Green-Wood Historic Fund was honored for his care of the monuments and grounds of the National Historic Landmark and initiating tours and programs that draw more than 250,000 visitors annually to the 1838 site. “The Conservancy’s help has been invaluable to where Green-Wood is now,” he said,” and that is special.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo sent greetings and thanked the Conservancy “for its continued, steadfast, splendid endeavors to preserve the symbols of this state’s heritage, values and greatness.” Peter Kiernan, Special Counsel to the Governor for Industrial Initiatives, delivered the Governor’s message . Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer thanked the Conservancy for working with her to secure new landmarks in East Midtown, preserve the South Street Seaport Museum and other initiatives. Guests included Ambassador Marcelo M. Giusto, Counsul General of the Republic of Argentina.
Conservancy Chair Michael Braner congratulated the honorees and reminded the guests why the preservation of New York’s architectural heritage is so important. “Historic buildings offer “a tangible, physical thread to our shared past,” he said, adding that preservation “improves the day-to-day experience of living in New York City.”
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Andrew Kimball, Industry City
Andrew Kimball is CEO of Industry City, a 30-acre industrial complex on the Sunset Park waterfront in Brooklyn. This follows his appointment as National Director of Innovation Economy Initiatives at Jamestown, a national developer focused on the revitalization of underutilized urban assets. Prior to that, Andrew served as President and CEO of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, overseeing the transformation of the former naval ship-building facility into a national model for the creation of innovative jobs and sustainability. Andrew was also Director of Operations for NYC2012, the privately-funded bid to bring the 2012 Olympic Games to New York City, and a Vice President of the New York Public Library.
Rev. Dr. William Lupfer, Trinity Church Wall Street
worldwide. As Rector, he is focused on racial justice, mass incarceration, homelessness, and low-income housing, and is an advocate for new and dynamic ways to help those without adequate voice in society. He is actively engaged with the Trinity community, the wider Church, other faith traditions, not-for-profit-organizations, and leaders in politics and business.
Before Trinity, Dr. Lupfer was Dean of the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. He also served on the Board of Legacy Health, the largest nonprofit, locally owned health system in the Portland-Vancouver area and as co-chair of the Companion Diocese Committee. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Comparative Religions from the University of Colorado and his Master of Divinity degree from Yale University. He was awarded a Doctor of Ministry degree from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. His early days in ministry were spent leading young people on wilderness adventure trips.
Trinity Church Wall Street is an active Episcopal Parish that has been an integral part of New York City for more than 300 years.
Richard J. Moylan, Green–Wood
Rich Moylan is President of Green-Wood and the Green-Wood Historic Fund and has been associated with Green-Wood for more than 45 years, beginning his career as a teen-aged landscaper. He rose through the ranks, graduated with degrees from Hunter College and New York Law School, and has been president of Green-Wood since 1986, overseeing every aspect of its operation. During his tenure, Green-Wood has opened its gates to more than 250,000 visitors annually.
In 1999, the Green-Wood Historic Fund was created. This 501©3 not-for-profit educational organization works to preserve Green-Wood’s sculptures, monuments and buildings of historical, cultural and architectural significance. Rich is also a board member of the National Sculpture Society; a recipient of the Fine Arts Federation’s highest honor and the 2016 Place Maker award of the Foundation for Landscape Studies.
In 2006, Rich led the effort resulting in Green-Wood’s designation by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark.
The Landmarks Conservancy inaugurated the Chairman’s Award in 1988 to recognize exceptional organizations and individuals that have demonstrated their dedication to protecting New York’s rich architectural legacy.
Fred Bland, Beyer Blinder Belle
Stephen J. Meringoff, Himmel + Meringoff
Otis Pearsall, Arnold & Porter
Leadership Committee Chair
Frank J. Sciame, Jr., Sciame
Jeff Ackerman, Bizdesigns
Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
Joan K. Davidson, Furthermore
Michael De Chiara, Zetlin & De Chiara
Barbara and Richard A. Debs
Victoria Dengel, General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
Kenneth Drucker, HOK Architects
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Alfred Gallichio, West New York Restoration of CT
Elizabeth Goldstein, Municipal Art Society
Stephen S. Lash, Christie’s
Arthur L. Loeb
John B. Madden, Nelson Madden Black
Stephen J. Meringoff, Himmel + Meringoff
Joseph Mizzi, Sciame
Mount Hope Cemetery Association
Jeff Murphy, Murphy Burnham & Buttrick
Virginia R. Parker, Parker Global Strategies
Jonathan Plotkin, Colliers International NY
George Ranalli, George Ranalli Architect
Barbara and John Robinson
Marla Sabo, Fireman Capital Partners
Frances G. Scaife
Max Schneider, MJS Construction Consulting
The Shubert Organization
Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties
Ernest M. von Simson, Ostriker von Simson
Elizabeth Stribling, Stribling & Associates
Donald G. Tober, Sugar Foods Corporation
Sandra F. Warshawsky
Carl Weisbrod, HR&A Advisors
Sam White, PBDW Architects
Lloyd P. Zuckerberg, Samson Investment Partners