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Robert J. Kornfeld, Jr.

AIA Principal


Using the knowledge gained through more than 30 years of experience as a preservation advocate and architect, Robert Kornfeld works with our offices nationwide to develop a unique historic preservation practice. He is responsible for historic preservation, exterior envelope restoration and historical and technical research – combining innovative technology with traditional building methods. As a forensic architect, Bob has also been involved in the investigation of building failures for institutions, government agencies, corporations, private clients and attorneys. He provides litigation support services, testifies at public hearings and has volunteered as a consulting party on behalf of preservation advocacy groups. Bob’s notable projects in the New York metro area include the award-winning restorations of the Harlem Fire Watchtower, one of America’s few surviving early cast iron structures, and the Ford Foundation Social Center for Justice as well as the façade restoration and structural repair of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.


M.Arch., Columbia University 

B.A., Columbia University

Historic preservation runs in Bob’s blood: his father was a preservation advocate in New York City and his grandfather was an architect and early member of New Orleans’ Vieux Carré Commission.