Senior Staff

Select projects Joan has worked on at HLZA include:

  • 20 Exchange Place
  • 67 and 63 Wall Street
  • 108 Leonard Street (346 Broadway, formerly the New York Life Insurance Building)
  • New York Marble Cemetery
  • Vietnam Veterans Plaza (55 Water Street)
Joan Berkowitz, FAPT
Senior Preservationist

Joan Berkowitz has more than 30 years of experience in historic preservation as project executive, project manager, and building conservator. At HLZA, Joan provides project management and construction site administration, performs investigations, prepares specifications, and provides company-wide support on materials conservation issues.

Joan’s work has received numerous preservation awards, including the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Lucy G. Moses Award, the New Jersey Historic Preservation Award, the Preservation League of New York State Award, the New York Construction News Cultural Project of the Year, the New York Construction News Adaptive Reuse Project of the Year, Engineering News-Record’s Transportation Project of the Year, and a General Services Administration (GSA) Design Award Citation in Preservation.

Joan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York and studied Historic Preservation with a focus on Architectural Conservation at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP) in New York, NY. Teaching as an Adjunct Professor at the GSAPP for 14 years, Joan taught the “Conservation Workshop” and the "Historic Concrete, Cast Stone and Mortar” courses.

Joan is a former President of the Board of Directors of the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) and was inducted into the APT College of Fellows in 2017. Joan has served on the boards of the New York Fine Arts Federation, the Historic Districts Council, the Preservation Alumni, the Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America, and the Northeast Chapter of the APT.