In September 2018, Sarah Carroll was appointed Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to "lead the Commission as it continues to preserve and protect New York City's architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings and sites.”
The mayor welcomed Carroll as “a dedicated public servant and preservationist.” Carroll called the appointment, “a dream realized and an incredible honor.”
SKYlines spoke with Carroll, asking:
“Could you share your thoughts on the importance of the relationship between the LPC and building restoration companies as we work together to preserve the history of NYC through the built environment?”
Carroll enthusiastically responded:
“Preservation works best when we have a productive relationship with all stakeholders involved, from the property owners to the building restoration companies. Together, we can ensure the long-term preservation of our historic and architectural resources.”
Native New Yorker Carroll began her career at the LPC 24 years ago, during which time she served in many roles, including Landmarks Preservationist, Deputy Director of Preservation, and Director of Preservation. As Executive Director since 2014, she oversaw the successful designation of more than 4,000 buildings and sites in the City, while implementing numerous improvements such as the development of a new internal permit tracking database that increased efficiency and staff accountability during the application process.
In 2012, Carroll received the Sloan Public Service Award for her outstanding work at the Commission. She received her bachelor’s degree in art history from Bates College and a Master of Fine Arts degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art & Design.
Photo: Sarah Carroll. (Source: LPC)