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Sarah E. Ripple

Sarah joined PDP as Preservation Coordinator in June 2016. Sarah holds a Master of Science in Historic Preservation with a focus in architectural conservation from Columbia University. Her thesis traces the evolution of thin stone veneer cladding systems using Lincoln Center, Rockefeller Center, and the United Nations Headquarters as focal points. As a student in May 2011, Sarah was awarded a Kress Grant in Conservation to work with the American Academy in Rome, primarily with the 2010-2011 Preservation Fellows. Her work with the Academy focused on researching and assessing the preservation of cultural heritage in warzones and conflict areas and culminated in organizing an international conference on the subject in coordination with the Academy.

Prior to joining PDP, Sarah worked as a Landmarks Preservationist in New York City with the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the largest and most active Commission nationwide, covering the five boroughs and was given special responsibility for the regulation of public projects and historic firehouses. She also served as Building Plans Examiner, and later as Architectural Historian for the Vieux Carré Commission, one of the oldest Commissions nationwide, in New Orleans, her hometown. 

Sarah is currently working on The Alamo Master Plan and the New Jersey Elevation Guidelines, and also serves the firm in a marketing and business development capacity. 

key project experience

Cheltenham Design Guidelines Update
St. Augustine Preservation Plan
New Jersey Elevation Guidelines
The Alamo Master Plan