Theodore Prudon

Theodore Prudon, PHD, FAIA, FAPT, FoIFI, BNA

Dr. Prudon is an internationally renowned architect, preservation expert, architectural engineer, author, and educator. He has a deep building and architecture experience which spans hundreds of significant award winning projects over his 40 year career.

As founding partner of the SC COLLECTIVE and his practice of Prudon & Partners, he provides management and architecture leadership to which he brings a depth of specialist knowledge. Dr. Prudon is well-versed in all aspects of the design and construction process and he is renowned for his work in architectural preservation and restoration. His extensive merchandising experience, collaborative leadership style and operational expertise, augments his depth of technical know-how essential to his deep reputation as leading expert for the preservation of Modern architecture. His previous leadership as Principal at Ehrenkrantz Group & Eckstut and Swanke Hayden Connell Architects brought distinguish to both those firms.

Many of his projects from across the United States and Canada as well as in Europe, have involved all stages of the design and construction process. Examples of complete projects include: the Woolworth and Chrysler Buildings in New York City; the New York State Capitol Building in Albany; the City and County Building in Salt Lake City; the New York Public Library in New York City; the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, both in New York City; the Missouri Pacific Building in St. Louis, MO, and the US District Court and Court of Appeals in Washington DC. In Scotland, work includes projects for the Edinburgh College of Art, Inverhouse Distilleries and Dumfries and Galloway College.

With his passion and respect for higher education, Dr. Prudon thrives on cultivating knowledge for continued development of the profession. In his formal teaching capacity, he splits his time as Associate Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, with his role as Professor at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Graduate Program for Historic Preservation.

Dr. Prudon is active in various professional, charitable and civic organizations. At present he chairs the Cultural Committee of The Netherland-America Foundation and is a member of its Executive Committee. He is on the board of the James Marston Fitch Charitable Trust, and serves as the president of the US chapter of DOCOMOMO (DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement), which is dedicated to the preservation of modern heritage. He is a member of the international board of directors of this global organization, which is currently headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Prudon serves as a National Peer for the US General Services Administration.

He has lectured extensively both in the United States and abroad and has contributed well over 100 articles to both domestic and international scholarly, professional and trade journals. He is the author of his seminal and award winning book, Preservation of Modern Architecture published by John Wiley & Sons (April 2008). This has been translated into both the Japanese and Chinese languages.

Dr. Theodore Prudon was trained as an architect in the United States (MSArch and PhD from Columbia University) and The Netherlands (MSArchEng from the University of Delft), and holds professional licenses in seven states as well as in The Netherlands and an NCARB certificate. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), the Association for Preservation Technology (FAPT) and the International Federation of Interior Architects/ Designers (FoIFI). He has also been recognized by the Royal Institute of Architects, The Netherlands.
education
Master of Science Architectural Engineering (MSc ArchEng), University of Delft, Netherlands

Architecture (MSc Arch)
PhD, Columbia University, NY, USA

registration/licenses
US Licenses include: New York State, Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts Pennsylvania, Missouri, Connecticut

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

The Netherlands

professional affiliations
President, Docomomo (Documentation Conservation of the Modernist Movement) US

Board of Directors, Docomomo International

Royal Institute of Architects, The Netherlands

Board of Trustees, Executive Committee Member
The Netherland-America Foundation

Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Fellow, Association of Preservation Technology (APT)

Fellow, International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI)

noteworthy awards
Lee Nelson Book Award, APT Int’l, The Preservation of Modern Architecture

US President’s 25 Year National Preservation Award

Preservation League of New York State Award
5th Ave Presbyterian Church, NY

Municipal Arts Society Award, 5th Ave Presbyterian Church, NY

Municipal Arts Society Award, 111-115 Broadway, NY

AIA Western Region Award, City and County Building, Utah

N. Y. Landmarks Conservancy Chairman’s Award, Woolworth Building, NY