New York, NY 10016
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Building Conservation Associates, Inc. is a private historic preservation and conservation consulting firm with offices in New York, Philadelphia and Newton Centre, MA. Geographically our practice is largely in the United States, we also have projects in Europe and Asia.
BCA was founded in 1985 by Raymond Pepi to assist architects, building owners, developers, museums, and government with virtually any issue related to the preservation and treatment of historic buildings and works-of-art in buildings or the public domain including Conditions Assessments, Materials Testing, and Historic Preservation Plans.
Construction Administration and Management is an important part of BCA’s practice as it relates to the oversight and administration of contractors performing repairs to historic property.
We are experienced in advocacy related to obtaining local (Landmark Commission) and state (SHPO) approvals, as well as developing applications for Historic Tax Credits under NPS jurisdiction.
BCA has created a software solution, CPTools, to assist building managers maintain their historic property, allowing scheduling, work orders, and documents associated with building history, alterations and repairs.
BCA historic artifacts salvaged from Landmarks over the last 30 years are on display at the MCNY exhibit "Saving Places", celebrating 50 years of the LPC.
BCA was awarded the Pillar of New York Award by the Preservation League of New York State. See their tribute video here.
Recent Project Awards
Fort Hill Tower & 163 Commonwealth Avenue received a Boston Preservation Alliance Award.
Pier A received the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award presented by New York Landmarks Conservancy.
University of Chicago received Honor Award for Excellence in Planning Award from Society for College and University Planning (SCUP).