A principal with Higgins Quasebarth & Partners, Ward Dennis has a background in architectural conservation, urban planning and architectural history. Mr. Dennis’s work at Higgins, Quasebarth & Partners centers on projects requiring governmental review at the federal, state and local levels, and specializes in projects requiring complicated land-use reviews, transfers of development rights and special zoning permits. His recent projects include the historic tax credit approvals for rehabilitation of public housing (Randolph Houses, Harlem River Houses, Boulevard Houses and Fiorentino Plaza) and industrial buildings (Building 128 and Building 127 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 221 McKibbin Street), and LPC approvals for rehabilitations (St. Luke’s Hospital, 720 West End Avenue) and construction of new buildings in historic districts (Hubert Street). Mr. Dennis received a BA in Geography from Columbia College and an MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. He is a co-author of “The Maintenance and Repair of Architectural Sandstone”, a technical publication of the New York Landmarks Conservancy (2003) and he has lectured extensively on historic preservation theory and practice, preservation tax credits, and on Brooklyn’s architecture, history, industry and waterfront. Mr. Dennis is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Historic Preservation program of Columbia University’s School of Architecture, where he teaches two studio courses on historic preservation practice.
BA, Columbia College (Geography)
MS, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
Teaching & Lecturing
Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Adjunct Assistant Professor (2008 – present)
Pratt Institue, Guest Lecturer (2009 – 2012)