Dattner Architects’ The Residences at PS 186 has been awarded the Lucy B. Moses Award by the The New York Landmarks Conservancy, the Conservancy’s highest honors for excellence in preservation. Opening last fall, this project represents the commitment by the design team and the community to preserve a significant piece of our city’s history. Originally built as a public school, the building sat empty for decades, until our clients’ tenacity led to its transformation. It now provides affordable housing and a Boys & Girls Club for this Harlem neighborhood.
The coveted awards are named for Lucy G. Moses, a dedicated New Yorker whose generosity benefited the City for more than 50 years. The Awards have recognized over 275 individuals, organizations, and building owners for their extraordinary contributions to the City. The Conservancy is grateful for the generous support of the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, which makes the Awards possible.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy has led the effort to preserve and protect New York City’s architectural legacy for over 40 years. Since its founding, the Conservancy has loaned and granted more than $40 million, which has leveraged more than $1 billion in some 2,000 restoration projects throughout New York, revitalizing communities, providing economic stimulus and supporting local jobs. The Conservancy has also offered countless hours of pro bono technical advice to building owners, both nonprofit organizations and individuals. The Conservancy’s work across the City and State protects New York’s distinctive architectural heritage for residents and visitors alike today, and for future generations. For more information, please visit www.nylandmarks.org.