12 Commissioners decide the fate of what gets landmarked and preserved for the future and what changes are allowed – all are serving on expired terms. 

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission operates under Title 25 of Chapter 3 fo the NYC Administrative Code.

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is the smallest of the City’s Agencies, yet is the “largest municipal preservation agency in the nation”.  Its ~80 person staff stretches across several departments: Research, Preservation, Enforcement, Archaeology, and Environmental Review. The Chair of the Commission is appointed by the mayor.  According to their charter, the remainder of the Commission “shall include at least three architects, one historian qualified in the field, one city planner or landscape architect, and one realtor. The membership shall include at least one resident of each of the five boroughs.” 

The current commission*:


Sarah Carroll; Chair;  Confirmed by City Council on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Term expired June 28, 2019

Fred Bland; Vice Chair; Term expired June 28, 2013

** On Tuesday, May 29th, Fred Bland was elevated to Vice Chair and served as interim Chair **

Adi Shamir Baron; Historian; Term expired June 28, 2016

Diana Chapin; Term expired June 28, 2015

Wellington Z. Chen; Architect; Term expired June 28, 2017

Michael Devonshire; Term expired June 28, 2012

Michael Goldblum; Architect; Term expired June 28, 2014

John Gustafsson; Term expired June 28, 2017

Anne Holford-Smith; Architect; Term expired June 28, 2019

Jeanne Lutfy; Realtor; Term expired June 28, 2017

Everado Jefferson; Architect; Term expired June 28, 2020


* All dates listed reflect content in NYC GREEN BOOK


Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair & Planner; Term expired June 28, 2016-Resigning as of June 1, 2018

Read LW! blog posts for more history & news on the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Landmarking by the Numbers

Landmarking by the Numbers

More work and less resources--so continues the saga of the LPC's funding history.  At public hearing of the City Council's Land Use Committee, LPC leadership presented a preliminary budget for FY 2012.  The jist: with less staff and insufficient funds ......

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West End Avenue, Part I :: Hearing to consider historic district extensions approaches

West End Avenue, between 79th and 87th Streets, considered in the first of three public hearing Tell your neighbors!  Tell your friends!  In less than two weeks, we tell the LPC!On Tuesday, March 22nd, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will hold...

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GUEST BLOG :: Preservation, the Next Generation

REPORT from the FIELDA Guest Blog, Reported by Will VogelLast weekend (March 4-6) the Historic Districts Council (HDC) continued celebrating “40 years of activism” with their annual preservation conference: Looking Forward, Looking Back: Forty Years of Preserving New...

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UPDATE from the FIELD :: Fight for the Right … to Participate!

UPDATE from the FIELD :: Fight for the Right … to Participate!

This past Tuesday morning, the Landmarks Preservation Commission convened to review proposed amendments to their Rules and to hear public testimony on this matter.  LANDMARK WEST! was there, along with many of our preservation advocacy colleagues, representatives...

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45 West 67th Street New York, NY 10023

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