Jonathan Mellon, an expert architectural historian in the Real Estate group, has been involved in the field of historic preservation and conservation for over two decades.
Jonathan has provided counsel and overseen nationally renowned projects for museums, developers, institutions, governments, and homeowners.
Prior to joining the firm, Jonathan worked as a historic preservation specialist for the United States Commission of Fine Arts. He also worked for the City of New York overseeing the restoration of historic properties including Gracie Mansion, the DC Office of Planning - Historic Preservation Office, and the Townhip of Montclair, NJ.
- Assists clients with navigating the city and federal design review processes in Washington, D.C. and New York City, including appearing before the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) and Commission of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission in New York City.
- Advises clients on projects seeking Federal and applicable State Rehabilitation Tax Credits, including coordinating with the National Park Service and State Historic Preservation Offices.
- Oversaw the restoration of historic sites in New York City that were recognized with the Lucy G. Moses award for excellence in historic preservation, was responsible for the drafting of design guidelines in Washington, D.C, and the preparation of nominations for historic districts and individual landmarks in Montclair, NJ.
Professional and Community Involvement
- Completion of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's Section 106 Essentials Course
- Completion of the National Park Service's Federal Tax Incentives Workshop for State Reviewers