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Posted: 02/08/2017

City of New York Landmarks Preservation Commission
Research - Historic Building Data Project

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is the New York City agency that is responsible for designating and regulating the city’s landmarks and historic districts. These properties have special historic, architectural, cultural, and/or aesthetic significance as part of the heritage of the city, state or nation.

Preservation Data Fellow
Professional Opportunity
New York, NY


The Historic Building Data Project is a groundbreaking, grant-funded preservation database project that will contain geospatial and historical data on each of the 36,000 buildings and sites designated by the LPC. When completed, the database will be publicly released for the purpose of making accurate historic building data transparent, accessible and usable for the widest possible audience

Under the supervision of the Director of Special Projects and Strategic Planning and working with LPCs GIS Specialist, the Preservation Data Fellow will help to create and populate the geographic information system (GIS)-based database. Tasks will include the analysis of historic district designation reports, geodatabase population and feature/data editing. Ultimately, the database will be used as an open data resource and as a research, spatial analysis and webmapping tool. All work will occur at the LPC at 1 Centre Street, New York, NY.


Fellows will gain hands-on, applied research and GIS experience with the nations premier municipal historic preservation agency. Skill sets developed will include the use of ESRIs ArcMap 10.3, geodatabase design, geospatial data editing, knowledge of architectural styles and a deep understanding of designated historic buildings in New York City.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please submit resume and cover letter electronically to: dwatts@lpc.nyc.gov
Daniel Watts
Phone: 212-669-7836
1 Centre Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007

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