With nearly 30 years of experience, Ms. Tall has worked on a wide breadth of architectural and design projects ranging from furniture and woodwork design to new construction and adaptive reuse projects. Ms. Tall leads the firm’s design projects and historic preservation efforts and is recognized for her project dedication and creative implementation of her attention to detail.
Ms. Tall’s care and attention in working with historic structures has won her several preservation awards for her projects in the greater New York City area including the façade restoration of Keramos Hall in 2013 in Brooklyn and the full restoration of the Philipse Manor Train Station in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Her work centers on her keen understanding in construction craft and a strong ability to envision solutions for historically sensitive architectural and contextual elements. From Federal, NYS and local agency submittals and coordination to on site project managing, Ms. Tall is responsible for all phases of the work process.
Ms. Tall has also served as an historic preservation advisor to the Village of Tarrytown, New York; and is currently serving as a Commissioner on the Historic Preservation Commission for the Village of Ossining, New York.
SELECTED INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCE
Keramos Building in the Greenpoint Historic District, Brooklyn, NY - 2009-2013 Historic Preservation consultant and Project Architect. For this 1887 commercial building in the center of the Greenpoint Historic District Project, scope included establishing “significance” of the building within the historic district, completion of the Historic Preservation Certification Application for the façade restoration of for the purpose of project approval to receive Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits, and full design and project management of the construction and restoration of the facade.
Dutch Reform Church, Sleepy Hollow, NY - 2012-2018 Constructed in 1697, the Dutch Reform Church of Sleepy Hollow is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. and is a National Historic Landmark. KTA was hired to provide conceptual design for fund raising purposes. The design includes exterior improvements to allow for HC accessibility, improvement of entry steps, and providing a “Gathering” patio at the base of the steps. Work also includes repair and restoration of the adjacent historic stone and iron work. After a successful fundraising drive, the project was completed in early 2018 with Mr. Tall serving as the Project Architect.
The Ossining Bank for Savings, Ossining, NY - 2009 The Ossining Bank for Savings is a limestone, Beaux-arts style building designed by architects Lansing C. Holden and built in 1908. Unoccupied and unheated since the late 1990’s, the building is in a state of disrepair. Mr. Tall participated in the redevelopment team, providing a plan for restoration of the exterior envelope and providing the conceptual design for the adaptive reuse of this historic building as a multi-faceted food and entertainment establishment.
Registered Architect, AIA New York
Architectural Association, School of Architecture, London, United Kingdom, 1988-1989
Summer Program, University of Barcelona, School of Architecture, Barcelona, Spain, 1983
A.B. in Architecture, Washington University, School of Architecture, St. Louis, Missouri. 1984
American Institute of Architects
APT NE Chapter
Historic Preservation Commission of the Village of Ossining, New York
IFCA Housing Network, Board Member, Ossining, NY
The Preservation League of New York State
National Trust for Historic Preservation, Forum Member
National Alliance of Preservation Commissions - NAPC