Kimberly Konrad Alvarez (Kim)
Kim is the founding principal of Landmark Consulting which was established in June of 2002. Kim has a Masters of Arts in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University. Since receiving her degree, Kim has worked for the National Park Service in Washington D.C. as a member of the technical research staff; the Boston Landmarks Commission overseeing preservation compliance in the nation’s largest Victorian-era historic district; and the Massachusetts Historical Commission (SHPO) as a part of the grants administration staff during an incredible state surplus period with $10million in grant projects. This public-sector work has been balanced with a significant number of years working for prominent preservation architecture and planning firms, as well as considerable grassroots advocacy efforts.
Since returning to her home state of New York, Kim’s consulting projects have included several National Register nominations, historic structure reports, rehabilitation investment tax credit projects, cultural resource surveys, condition assessment reports and architectural services for State Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) projects. A great majority of her projects have been funded by the Preservation League of NYS PreserveNY grants, NY Landmark Conservancy, Heritage Preservation and the New York State Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), often as a result of her involvement in the grant proposal process.
Kim sits on the board of directors of Historic Albany Foundation and is the Treasurer of the local chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.
John D. Alvarez II (Jack)
Prior to obtaining a Bachelor’s of Architecture degree from Syracuse University, Jack worked for 10 years with his family construction business, learning not only all aspects of the building industry, but also the business management component. Jack brought this intimate knowledge of the construction business to his architectural training having the perspective of both the designer and the craftsman. Since completing his degree, Jack has worked for three nationally-prominent preservation architecture firms—in San Francisco, Boston and in Albany. The projects that he has played a large design and/or project management role in have included several National Historic Landmarks including presidential homes, Newport mansions, federal courthouses, university heritage campuses, and private clubhouses. Jack has been a licensed architect and member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for ten years (since 2001) and has been advancing his professional development working with Landmark Consulting on both new and historic residences and in the rehabilitation of commercial structures. In August 2011, Jack officially joined Landmark Consulting as Principal Architect. Jack serves as a Commission member of the City of Hudson Preservation Commission.