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PAGE AYRES COWLEY ARCHITECTURE, LLC (PACA), A WBE FIRM, IS THE FOURTH GENERATION OF THE FIRM FOUNDED BY CHARLES A. PLATT IN 1887. THE LAST PARTNERS, FERDINAND WYCKOFF, AIA, AND KENNETH COLES, AIA RIBA, RETIRED UPON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THIS DESIGN ENTITY IN 1992.

THE FIRM IS STAFFED BY QUALIFIED AND TRAINED ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS WHO HAVE BOTH ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE COUPLED WITH SPECIALIST TRAINING IN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY AND/OR HISTORIC PRESERVATION

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Page Ayres Cowley

Principal, AIA, FAIA, FRIBA, LEED AP BD+C

Drawing on experience gained with Feilden + Mawson, under the direction of the late Sir Bernard Feilden, and in New York with Beyer Blinder Belle, where she was an Associate and Director of Preservation under the leadership of James Marston Fitch and John Belle, Page established her own firm in 1992.

In addition to her professional work, Page Cowley is an unaffiliated member of the New York State Open Space Planning Advisory Committee for the New York Region 2 and serves as Co-Chair of the Land Use Committee of Community Board 7 Manhattan on the Upper West Side.  She is also a Board Member of Landmark West! and serves on the Advisory Board of the Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation and the Editorial Board of the Butterworth-Heinemann Series in Conservation and Museology. Page Cowley is an Honorary Trustee of the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation, and was last year appointed as the representative of New York City Controller, Scott Stringer, to the New York City Historic Properties Fund.As co-chair of the Land Use Committee Manhattan CB7, Page Cowley has participated in several neighborhood project initiatives working with the Department of City Planning.  These include review and establishment of UWS Retail Guidelines, Text Amendment for the UWSURA permitting retail along Columbus Avenue, and most recently drafting statements and delivering testimony for the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality Amendment.

Page Cowley is a graduate of New York University and received a degree in Urban Design from Oxford Brookes University, England, and an M.Arch from Columbia University.

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Carlos Carrera

Preservation Designer & Project Manger, Associate AIA

Carlos Carrera has over 15 years experience working on all aspects of historic preservation, including building conservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive re-use of existing landmarked buildings and the preparation Historic Structures Reports. He was the Project Manager for the award winning restoration and adaptive re-use of the Corbin Building, the southern building of the new Fulton Center in Lower Manhattan.

Carlos holds a M.S. degree in Historic Preservation degree from Columbia University, New York, and a B.A. degree in Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology, New York.

Gustavo Carrera

Preservation Designer & Project Manger, Associate AIA

With over 12 years working on significant landmarked buildings and sites, Gustavo Carrera has produced exquisitely detailed HABS Level I and Level II drawings documenting structures, including the Shaker settlement, Mount Lebanon, NY, the Farm Colony on Staten Island, the Bevier Elting house in New Paltz, NY, and the Corbin Building in lower Manhattan. His current projects include the Feasibility Study and Restoration/Adaptive Re-Use of the Weir McGovern Greenhouse (1890) at the Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, the façade reconstruction and adaptive re-use restoration of two 1830’s vernacular buildings at 321 and 323 Canal Street, and an extensive restoration of the The Belnord apartments in Manhattan.

Gustavo holds a M.S. degree in Historic Preservation degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, and a B.A degree in Architecture from the University at Buffalo, NY.

Eric DiFronzo

Senior Associate, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Eric DiFronzo has over 16 years of experience in architecture and historic preservation with a background in engineering. Eric is currently overseeing design and construction projects on several significant adaptive re-use and preservation projects on Madison Avenue within the Upper East Side Historic District.

Eric holds an M.A degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and a B.F.A. degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. He is currently completing his NY architectural license. 

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