Jill H. Gotthelf, AIA, FAPT


(914) 591-1900 | Hudson Valley
One Bridge Street - Suite One
Irvington-on-Hudson, NY 10533

Jill H. Gotthelf AIA FAPT, Principal at WSA|ModernRuins, sets a prodigious standard for the open exchange of ideas among peers, clients & constituents, resulting in projects, workshops, presentations & publications that embody the essence of sustainable preservation. She embraces a holistic view of sustainability, pushing beyond the limits of the traditional definition to establish a balance between economics, environment, social and cultural equity, authenticity, and education. 

In practice, Jill pioneers approaches that result in outstanding success, as reflected in the signature 20-year restoration of Eldridge Street Synagogue on NYC’s Lower East Side. Upon its completion, renowned architectural critic Paul Goldberger cited it as one of the year’s ten most influential projects in the world. Under her guidance as both Founding Member and Chair (2007-2013), the Association of Preservation Technology International’s (APTI’s) Technical Committee on Sustainable Preservation (TC/SP), has become a preeminent resource for collecting & disseminating cutting edge philosophy, technology & tools for the preservation community. 

Her formidable achievements led to Jill’s elevation into APTI’s esteemed College of Fellows and under her guidance as TCSP Chair APT received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Honor Award for Collaborative Achievement recognizing “unparalleled impact on national and international organizations.” She currently serves on APTI’s Board of Directors, the Advisory Board for the AIA Historic Resource Committee, and represents the AIA HRC on the newly formed Zero Net Carbon Collaborative for Existing Buildings (ZNCC). Jill received her undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.