- On February 2nd, Mary Kay Judy was a speaker on an interdisciplinary panel discussing "Historic Resource Management" for Historic Preservation graduate students in the course "Current Issues in Preservation" at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
- Mary Kay Judy presented her on-going work "Reversible Monuments" within the context of current debates surrounding public monuments at a panel hosted by El Salon's founder Eva Mayhabal Davis at the Forward Union Fair 2017. Forward Union is a platform connecting artists with critical social justice organizations. Their goal is to establish and support a coalition of causes, providing organizations with increased visibility within the art world and valuable access to creative resources and services.
- At the Dunbar Apartments in Harlem, New York, Mary Kay Judy performed a paint analysis at the historic storefronts in preparation for their full restoration. Named for the famed African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, the full block garden apartment complex was financed by John D. Rockefeller to create cooperative apartments that would provide opportunities for African American home ownership. The apartments were completed in 1928 and are both a New York City Landmark and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The site is also included in the National Park Service's "Historic Places of Civil Rights Movement."
- In September, Mary Kay Judy performed a CAP Assessment at Guild Hall located in East Hampton, New York. Guild Hall was built in 1931 as a cultural center for the local community housing an art museum and the jewel box John Drew Theater. The assessment included the Guild Hall building and grounds, as well two off-site art collection storage facilities. The museum's permanent collection includes prominent artists who have lived and worked on Eastern Long Island including Henri Cartier-Bresson, John Chamberlain, Jasper Johns, April Gornik, Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner.
- The Bowne House in Flushing, Queens is one of New York City's oldest buildings situated on its original site dating from 1661. Collaborating with Envision Heritage, Mary Kay Judy completed a full graphic documentation of the changes over time on the interior of the house over 360 years- tracing the earliest architectural components and features from the seventeenth century through the present day including additions, renovations, decorative finishes and the incorporation of utilities from gas lighting onward. The Bowne House is a member of New York City's Historic House Trust.
- This summer Mary Kay Judy performed building assessments for both the Fairfield University Art Museum in Fairfield, Connecticut and for the Armenian Museum of America in Watertown, Massachusetts. The assessments are supported by the Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) that pairs a building assessor with a collections assessor for a two day collaborative site visit with museum staff. A CAP assessment includes all the institution’s collections, buildings, and building systems, as well as its policies and procedures relating to collections care.
At the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) conference at Columbia University on June 29th, Mary Kay Judy presented: Concealed Concrete: Case Study of Philip Johnson's Earth Bermed Painting Gallery Restoration.
In early June, Mary Kay Judy served as the Architectural Assessment instructor at Preservation Institute: Nantucket (PIN) field school. This year's focus was the assessment of remaining intact historic interiors and finishes in private houses on Nantucket from the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Neighborhood Preservation Center in partnership with the Association for Preservation Technology Northeast Chapter (APTNE) announced that Mary Kay Judy will present her work in progress: Reversible Monuments: Historic Environment as Contemporary Medium on June 8, 2017 at 6 pm. The year long project is focusing on the phenomenon of contemporary artists using historic architecture, features, infrastructure, and streetscapes as the primary artistic medium of their work- through the lens of Architectural Conservation.
On April 18th, Mary Kay Judy delivered a lecture titled "Historic Gilded Age Mansion Interior Restoration" at the General Society for Mechanics and Tradesmen in New York. The lecture profiled her work on the investigation and on-going interior restoration at a private, historic Gilded Age mansion in New York City. Built in 1918, the building has had only three owners since its construction. The current owners are now committed to restoring the house to its former grandeur.
Mary Kay was pleased to be the NYC Landmarks Commission representative and consultant for the British retailer Wolf and Badger's US flagship store which recently opened at 95 Grand Street in the Soho Cast Iron District. Mary Kay also provided historic paint analysis for the storefront at the Monica Vinader Jewelry US flagship recently opened at 151 Spring Street in the Soho Cast Iron Historic District.
- Mary Kay Judy was a member of the Women's A & E Leadership Panel hosted by Silman Engineering in New York City on March 10, 2017. Other panelist included Nancy Hudson PE of Silman, Molly McGowan AIA of Ennead Architects and Gina Crevello of Echem Consulants. The panel was moderated by Felicia Mayro, Director of the Neighborhood Preservation Center.
Sponsored by Storefront for Art & Architecture, Mary Kay Judy received a NYSCA Architecture + Design Grant for her project "Reversible Monuments: Historic Environment as Contemporary Medium." The project will focus on the phenomenon of contemporary artists engaging with historic resources and environments as the primary medium of their work. Please stay tuned for related public programs to be announced in 2017.
Mary Kay Judy and Mountain Luis Zamora received the Association for Preservation Technology's Martin E. Weaver Publication Award for the "Taos Pueblo Preservation Program" (vol. 46, No. 4 2016). The award is given annually to an article that best demonstrates excellence in the history of technology training and education or wood conservation.
- In early September, Mary Kay Judy was nominated to the Municipal Arts Society's Preservation Committee. The Preservation Committee examines preservation policy issues, reviews proposals for the alteration of landmark buildings, and promotes and supports the designation of landmarks, the committee also plans and implements special preservation projects and testifies on behalf of the MAS at the Landmarks Preservation Commission and other city agencies.
On September 22, Mary Kay Judy co-taught "Preserving Guastavino's Tiles at the Eglise De Notre Dame" at the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA) in New York City. The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the classical tradition in architecture, urbanism and their allied arts.
Mary Kay Judy served as the Architectural Assessment instructor for a second time at Preservation Institute: Nantucket (PIN) field school. This year's project site was the Hawden House. The Hadwen House, located on Main Street, is a Greek Revival wood mansion built in 1845 by whaling merchant and silver retailer William Hawden.
- Supported the Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites program, Mary Kay Judy completed and presented the "Cadman Congregational Memorial Church Conditions Survey and Prioritized Restoration Cost Estimates" report. Located in the Clinton Hill Historic District, built in 1922, it is comprised of a sanctuary with an adjoining school building. Today for the former school building is home to the Brooklyn Studios for Dance and an expanding multi- disciplinary community arts space.
- The "St Patrick's Cathedral Conservation, Renovation and Systems Upgrade" project received a Lucy G Moses Preservation Award from the Landmarks Conservancy. Mary Kay Judy was a member of the project team providing the Cathedral's historic bronze and wood door restoration scope.
Mary Kay Judy and co-author Luis Mountain Zamora published "Taos Pueblo Model Restoration Project" in Earth Construction & Tradition Vol. 1 by the Institute of Comparative Architecture in Vienna, Austria edited by Hubert Feiglstorfer.
- Mary Kay Judy was honored for historic door restoration as part of the "St Patrick's Cathedral Conservation, Renovation and Systems Upgrade" project team, recipient of the AIA 2016 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture.
"Taos Pueblo Preservation Program" published in the APT Bulletin: The Journal of the Association for Preservation Technology, volume 46, number 4 Fall 2015. Co-authored with Luis Mountain Zamora of Taos Pueblo.
- No Longer Empty's Curatorial Lab exhibition "Intersecting Imaginaries" opened at 900 Grand Concourse and 161st Street in the Bronx, New York.
Mary Kay Judy was selected for the "No Longer Empty" Curatorial Lab in the South Bronx for the Fall 2015.
Parapet repairs and select roof replacement work is completed at the Hebrew Tabernacle Congregation.
Mary Kay Judy served as the Architectural Assessment instructor at Preservation Institute: Nantucket (PIN) field school. The project site included several traditional historic wooden buildings to be adaptively re-used by the Maria Mitchell Association.
"Philip Johnson's Painting Gallery: Case Study of a Modernist Earth Berm Roof Replacement and Restoration" by Mary Kay Judy was published in the Journal of Architectural Conservation.
Mary Kay Judy was a panelist at "Exporting Preservation: New York City to Tbilisi" co-presented by the Friends of the Upper Side and the Landmarks Conservancy.
Mary Kay Judy was a speaker at the Association for Preservation Technology Northeast Chapter (APTNE) annual symposium on best practices in New York City.
Supported by the Landmarks Conservancy Scared Sites program and the Northern Manhattan Empowerment Zone, Mary Kay Judy begins mobilization for parapet repairs and select roofing repairs at the Art Deco Hebrew Tabernacle Congregation in Washington Heights.