Ned Kaufman Ph.
D., is an independent practice offering
a wide range of professional
services in heritage conservation. Based in New York City since
2001, the firm specializes in projects involving innovative interpretation,
program design, research, and policy development with an emphasis
on community character, social equity, and sense of place. While
retaining the advantages of a small practice, Ned Kaufman is able
to manage large multidiciplinary projects by forming project-based
partnerships and retaining sub-consultants. Clients include government
agencies and neighborhood non-profits, advocacy groups and foundations,
law firms and corporations, architects and designers, land trusts
and community centers.
From 1989 through 2000, Ned Kaufman
served as director of historic preservation for the Municipal
Art Society of New York. In 1998, he founded Place Matters, a
non-profit program to discover and protect places that matter
to New York's diverse communities. Before coming to the Municipal
Art Society, he taught architectural history at the University
of Chicago and Columbia University's Historic Preservation program,
and served as a guest curator for the inaugural exhibition of
Montreal's Canadian Centre for Architecture. He earned his doctorate
at Yale University.
In addition to his consulting
work, Dr. Kaufman serves as Adjunct Associate Professor in Pratt
Institute's Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, which he
helped establish in 2003, and as Director of Research and Training
Programs at Rafael Vinoly Architects. His essays on heritage and
place have been widely published, and Dr. Kaufman is a regular
lecturer around the country, as well as in Argentina, Canada,
and the U.K.