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City College honors architect Carl Stein at the 2017 Presidential Awards Gala

Carl Stein
Presidential Awards Gala honoree Carl Stein.

Renowned restoration architect Carl Stein FAIA’s work includes the protection and preservation of The City College of New York campus and its historic architecture. For this, he will receive the President’s Leadership Award at the Presidential Awards Gala on May 2 in The Great Hall. The gala celebrates City College’s 170th anniversary.

Stein, who studied architecture at The Cooper Union and Harvard University Graduate School of Design, taught at City College’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture for five years. He completed a two-decade restoration of the upper part of the Shepard Hall tower and the surrounding terra cotta using modern technology and materials remaining faithful to George Post's neo-gothic artistic vision.

For his work on Shepard Hall, including the refurbishment of twelve sixty-foot stained glass windows, extensive repair of the elaborate decorative plaster and woodwork, and newly designed limestone floor and a new control booth, Stein received the Lucy, G Moses Award from the New York Landmarks Conservatory.

Other achievements include the New York Society for Architects Lifetime Architectural Achievement Award, College of Fellows and Earth Day Top Ten Award from the American Institute of Architects, and the Presidential Award for Design Excellence from the NEA.

Each year, the Presidential Awards Gala brings together hundreds of leaders in business, politics, education and communications to raise proceeds for the Presidential Awards Fund. Proceeds from the event go to supporting City College's Fund for Excellence, including student scholarships, faculty support and improvements to the campus.

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Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. Today more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship.  Now celebrating its 170th anniversary, CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself.  View CCNY Media Kit.





Ashley Arocho

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