John G. Waite Associates

A leading consultant in the field of historic preservation architecture for the past twenty years, John G. Waite Associates, Architects, directs restoration, adaptive reuse and new design for historic properties across the United States. The firm’s meticulous and individualized approach is driven by a fundamental respect for historic buildings and a commitment to the stewardship of these critical resources.

JGWA’s team of architects, historic interiors specialists and building materials conservators have extensive experience applying sustainable design solutions and state-of-the-art preservation technology to culturally significant buildings and environments.


John G. Waite Associates, Architects PLLC, with offices in Albany and New York City, provides leadership and consulting in the preservation, restoration and reuse of historic properties, including many of the nation’s most significant historic landmarks.

The firm’s approach is based on detailed archival research, thorough investigation and analysis of historic materials and building technology, and a commitment to the most current and effective building conservation procedures.

Founded in 1995, with roots going back to a general architectural practice established before World War II, JGWA has restored hundreds of historic buildings across the United States and has received more than fifty historic preservation awards for its projects.

Our Services

Architectural services

JGWA provides full-service architectural consulting in all phases of historic preservation projects.

Preservation planning/historic structure reports

Research and planning are a critical part of the preservation process. The firm emphasizes the need for detailed and thorough investigation of each project

Preservation technology & building conservation services

JGWA applies a wide range of preservation technologies to its work, combining a thorough knowledge of historic building fabric with state-of-the art building conservation techniques.

Our Portfolio

Public Buildings

Educational and Cultural Facilities

Religious Buildings

Historic House Museums

Historic Industrial Sites


Adaptive Use

New Design In Historic Contexts

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