PRINCIPALS

JUDITH SALTZMAN has more than 25 years’ experience as an architect. Her early career included working with the Corpus of Mosaics in Tunisia, the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and teaching at the City University of New York. Ms. Saltzman is a LEED AP registered architect in the state of New York. She received her architectural degree from Pratt Institute and completed the Master’s Program in Historic Preservation at Columbia University. Ms. Saltzman is an active member of the Preservation Committee of the Municipal Arts Society, ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), Association for Preservation Technology, Women in Housing & Finance, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She has served as a panelist for the Architecture, Planning and Design Program of the New York State Council on the Arts and for the Rural Grant Program of the Preservation League of New York State. As a guest speaker and curator, Ms. Saltzman fosters public understanding of architectural resources in New York.

ROZ LI (retired) has more than 30 years’ experience as an architect. Beginning her career in the design of new buildings, Ms. Li is a LEED AP registered architect in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Virginia, and the Philippines. She received her Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation from Columbia University and her architectural degree from the Universidad de Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. Ms. Li has taught preservation at the Graduate School of Planning and Architecture, Columbia University, and at the School of Architecture, University of Tennessee. She has served as a panelist for the Architecture, Planning and Design Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, for the Design Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts, and for the New Jersey State Review Committee for Historic Sites. Roz Li is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Asian Women in Business. As a visiting lecturer, Ms. Li is fostering the preservation of historic resources in the Philippines. Ms. Li retired from Li/Saltzman Architects in August, 2012.

STAFF

MEISHA HUNTER is a Senior Preservationist who joined the staff of Li/Saltzman Architects (LSA) in 2007 as a Senior Preservationist. Ms. Hunter has 10 years of public sector experience working with the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) and interning at the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office.  At LSA, Ms. Hunter provides critical guidance for the firm’s projects involving historic properties, performing archival research, assisting in the development of preservation planning guidelines, and serving as liaison with preservation commissions and agencies. Additionally, she has been involved in the preparation of Historic Structure Reports, National Register and National Historic Landmark listing, eligibility evaluations and impact assessment, Section 106 and Section 14.09 compliance documentation and mitigation agreements, and National Environmental Policy Act support. Ms. Hunter holds an M.A. in Art History and an Advanced Certificate in Historic Preservation from Columbia University.  As a Rome Prize Fellow in Historic Preservation at the American Academy in Rome, Ms. Hunter focused on historic water infrastructure.

CHIAN-JU KU has 10 years of experience in the restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive use of historic buildings. She holds a B.S. in Architecture from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, an M.Arch from the Bartlett School of Architecture in  London, and an MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, where her thesis was “Re-Powering the Working Waterfront: Design Strategy for Hastings-on-Hudson.”. Ms. Ku also has experience in temple restoration as well as new construction in Taiwan.

YVES DEFLANDRE has over 25 years of experience in architectural preservation, specializing in building failure assessment and remediation work for exterior envelopes (facades, roofs, foundations). His experience also includes renovation and adaptive reuse projects, many of which are designated landmarks. Mr. Deflandre, a New York State registered architect, holds a B.Arch from Pratt Institute and a Construction Technologist Certificate from the Construction Specifications Institute.

INDA SECHZER has over 30 years of experience in overseeing design, development, and construction administration for a diverse range of projects. Ms. Sechzer holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.Arch from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Ms. Sechzer’s experience includes new construction, renovations, alterations, and tenant fit-outs for residential, commercial, and institutional buildings in the New York City area.

MICHAEL MIDDLETON has 2 years of professional experience in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings. Mr. Middleton holds an M.S. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, and a B.Arch and B.A. in History from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. At Li/Saltzman Architects, he is responsible for documentation of existing conditions, schematic design, preparation of design and construction documents, and preparation of reports.