John G. Waite Associates, Architects

2023 - Present

John G. Waite Associates, Architects (JGWA) is a leading firm in the field of architectural preservation. Since 1995, the firm has been committed to the stewardship of historic properties and the stories they tell. Grounded in comprehensive research, JGWA has executed the preservation, restoration, adaptive reuse, and Historic Structures Reports of some of the nation's most significant landmarks including the Statue of Liberty National Monument, Thomas Jefferson's campus at the University of Virginia, the Baltimore Basilica of the Assumption, Cincinnati Union Terminal, and the Biltmore Estate. Among the firm's awards for work in architecture and preservation are the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award, American Institute of Architects National Honor Award for Architectural Design, Traditional Building Magazine's Palladio Award, and the Marble Institute of America's Best Use of Carrara Marble in North America.

The New York State Capitol Eastern Approach

The New York State Capitol is a National Historic Landmark with contributions by the architects Thomas Fuller, Leopold Eidlitz, H.H. Richardson, and Isaac Perry. The eastern elevation features an elaborate multi-story monumental stair constructed of unreinforced brick and granite masonry.

Years of neglect and insensitive repairs have destabilized the historic site feature. JGWA is responsible for measuring the structure by hand, modeling the complex form in Revit, and producing construction documents for the complete disassembly and restoration of the iconic entry to the state's capitol. As part of the project team, Molly has been involved in every step of that process and has, additionally, prepared drawings in Revit and by hand for presentation to the governor of New York.

Princeton Battlefield State Park

680 acres of land are preserved in Princeton, New Jersey to commemorate the Battle of Princeton as a turning point in the American Revolutionary War under the leadership of George Washington.

The beautiful park requires additional historical interpretation and facilities for its visitors and reenactors. This includes restoration of the historic landscape with special consideration for adjacent structures significant to the Institute of Advanced Studies. JGWA provided material for a persuasive presentation on the future use and development of the site in cooperation with the American Battlefield Trust. For this project Molly conducted a site survey, produced drawings for a new design, and created the two watercolor renderings pictured here.

Georgi on the Battenkill Museum

Originally constructed as a private residence in 1955, the Georgi Museum opened in 1991 to display a small but significant collection of Italian, Dutch, Flemish, German, and French paintings from the fourteenth through eighteenth centuries alongside Henry Georgi's collections as an engineering geologist. The building is situated on a nine-acre site at a bend in the scenic Battenkill River and acts as a community park and event space.

JGWA conducted surveys, wrote an Architectural Conservation Assessment, and provided drawings for a small design project to update the museum's accessibility. Molly played a significant role in this project and produced the majority of the materials under the supervision of the project manager.

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