Goody Clancy celebrates the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award for the Conrad B. Duberstein U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse Restoration

The Conrad Duberstein U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse has received a 2014 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, the highest honor possible for excellence in preservation, from the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The 6-year exterior restoration of the monumental Romanesque Revival style building, owned by the U. S. General Services Administration (GSA), addressed approximately 75,000 square feet of granite and terra cotta facades; replacing almost 16,000 pieces of terra cotta and repairing or replacing more than 1,200 wood windows – all while the building remained operational and fully occupied.

Throughout design and construction, the combined expertise of an outstanding team delivered exceptional project results. Selected through the GSA design excellence program, the Goody Clancy team included preservation architect James Rhodes, structural engineers Silman, architectural conservators Jablonski Building Conservation, building-survey technicians Vertical Access, and environmental engineers Vidaris.  The construction team was led by Nicholson & Galloway with Femenella Associates (for windows), and fabricators Boston Valley Terra Cotta. Lend Lease and SuperStructures provided Construction Management to the GSA project team.

About the Conservancy and the Awards

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has led the effort to preserve and protect New York City’s architectural legacy for over 40 years.  Since its founding, the Conservancy has loaned and granted more than $40 million, which has leveraged more than $1 billion in 1,550 restoration projects throughout New York, revitalizing communities, providing economic stimulus and supporting local jobs.  The Conservancy has also offered countless hours of pro bono technical advice to building owners, both nonprofit organizations and individuals.  The Conservancy’s work has saved more than a thousand buildings across the City and State, protecting New York’s distinctive architectural heritage for residents and visitors alike today, and for future generations.  For more information, please visit

The Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards, called the “Preservation Oscars,” are the Conservancy’s highest honors for excellence in preservation. The coveted awards are named for Lucy G. Moses, a dedicated New Yorker whose generosity benefited the City for more than 50 years. The Awards have recognized over 250 individuals, organizations, and building owners for their extraordinary contributions to the City. The Conservancy is grateful for the generous support of the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, which makes the Awards possible.