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John G. Waite, FAIA (Jack)


Senior Principal
John G. Waite Associates, Architects, PLLC
(518) 449-5440

John G. Waite, FAIA has over forty years of experience in planning for and overseeing the restoration of adaptive use of historic buildings, as well as the design of new structures within historic contexts. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Association for Preservation Technology International and received APT’s Harley J. McKee Award for outstanding contributions in the field of preservation technology.

While serving as the Senior Historical Architect for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Mr. Waite was responsible for the development of compliance procedures for funding programs for properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places in New York State. Since Mr. Waite entered private practice in 1976, his projects have received more than sixty architectural and historic preservation awards.

Jack Waite was instrumental in developing and refining the concept of the Historic Structure Report, which has become the recognized tool for gathering essential information for planning a preservation project. The Fort Johnson Historic Structure Report was selected by the National Park Service for reprinting by the U.S. Government Printing Office as a standard for reports that will be required for projects receiving substantial National Historic Preservation Act funding.

Mr. Waite has written more than fifty books and articles which have been published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, National Park Service, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Smithsonian Institution, State of New York, University of Virginia, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization. His book, Metals in America's Historic Buildings: Uses and Preservation Treatments, and technical leaflet, Preservation Brief 27: The Maintenance and Repair of Architectural Cast Iron, are standards for the field. Tweed Courthouse: A Model Restoration was published in 2006.

Mr. Waite is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University.