Joseph Pell Lombardi


Lombardi, Joseph Pell

Personal Information

Occupation:    American architect
Location:    New York, NY

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1996-1998

Biographical Sources

Biographical note
Contributed by Joseph Pell Lombardi in 2011:
With degrees in both Architecture (B.Arch.) and Historic Preservation (M.Sc.), Joseph Pell Lombardi established his firm in 1969 as one of the first to specialize in restoration, preservation, adaptive re-use and contextual new buildings. With offices in New York, France and Hungary, the Office of Joseph Pell Lombardi has served as architect for over 1000 projects worldwide.
Major works: His practice ranges from preservation projects, like the conservation of a 12th century château in Andelat, France to large-scale adaptive re-use projects such as Liberty Tower, an early 20th century 33-story New York City Financial District Gothic skyscraper converted to residential use. In Manhattan alone, he has converted over 200 commercial buildings to residential use and restored over 100 townhouses. Current projects include the Mohawk Atelier, a late 19th century Romanesque Revival loft building in TriBeCa being converted to residential use and the conservation of Erdödy-Choron Castle, a medieval moated stronghold with early 18th century genre wall paintings in Jánosháza, Transdanubia. Mr. Lombardi owns many of the projects in which he is involved. Joseph Pell Lombardi is the owner of the National Historic Landmark, Armour-Stiner (Octagon) House, the only Roman temple form, domed octagonal house in the world and the first property to have been sold into private ownership by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He also owns and is conserving several other major historic houses including Château du Sailhant, an early medieval château-fort in the Auvergne region of central France. He served as a member of the Venice Committee of the World Monuments Fund and serves on many boards including the Historic House Trust, the Historic District Council and the Zoning and Historic Preservation Committee for the Alliance for Downtown Manhattan. In 1990, Joseph Pell Lombardi was awarded the Victorian Society in America Preservation Award; in 1991, he received the Preservation League of New York State Achievement Award; and in 1993, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission awarded Joseph Pell Lombardi its Certificate of Merit. Numerous articles have been published about his work.
Firm: The Office of Joseph Pell Lombardi & Associates, Architects, founded 1969, website http://www.JosephPellLombardi.com

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Archival Holdings

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