As a founding member of Save Harlem Now!, Principal, Angel Ayón was invited by Landmark West! to give opening remarks at the SAVE NEW YORK SUMMIT.

June, 2017

At a public hearing on June 2017, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved AYON Studio’s proposal for the partial removal of the existing pre-cast curtain-wall at the rear (south) façade of the Brooklyn Museum, an individually designated Landmarks. The project, which is been developed as part of the renovation of the museum’s Education Department, will include the installation of a new metal-and-glass curtain wall with a historically appropriate exterior finish, as discussed with the LPC Commissioners. Click here to read more about it. 

June, 2017

The Landmarks Preservation Commission granted approval to AYON Studio’s proposal for the temporary removal and reinstallation of original historic fabric at the Flushing RKO Keith's lobby, a designated Interior Landmark. The former theater will be re-developed into a 16-story mixed-use condominium. The project will adaptively reuse the former theater lobby as the entrance to the new residential units. AYON Studio is the Architect for the Historic Preservation work and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners are the Architects for the new construction. Click here to read more about it.  

May, 2017

AYON Studio Principal, Angel Ayón will be a panelist for The New York Landmarks Conservancy's event: Planning, Preservation and Community Participation: Through the Lens of New York's Neighborhoods on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Click here for tickets and details. 

April 6, 2017

Angel Ayón from AYON Studio will be presenting Reglazing Modernism - The American and European Experience With Steel Frame Assemblies To Date at the APTNE) at the Coming of Age:  Preserving Buildings of the Modern Era 2017 Annual Meeting and Symposium. The talk will take place on Saturday, February 04, 2017 at The Egg - Center for the Performing Arts in Albany, NY. Learn more about it here.

January, 2017


AYON Studio Principal, Angel Ayón will be featured among the many amazing presenters at the Facade Tectonics Institute's 2016 World Congress in Los Angeles, October 10-1, 2016. Mr. Ayón will present from his paper Reglazing Modernism - The American and European Experience With Steel Frame Assemblies To Date, which he co-authored with Prof. Dr.-Ing Uta Pottgiesser from the University of Applied Sciences in Detmold, Germany. Read more about Facade Tectonics and the 2016 congress here. 

August, 2016

AYON Studio is pleased to report that Principal Angel Ayón's advocacy to protect cultural resources at risk in Harlem was featured in a segment on NY1that aired last Sunday, March 27. Angel is a founding member of Save Harlem Now!, a not for profit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and celebrating Harlem's irreplaceable built heritage. Click here to watch the NY coverage. 

March 30, 2016

AYON Studio principal gave tours this last weekend for Open House NY, on the history of Marcus Garvey Park and its relationship to the neighborhood and city. Angel Ayón’s tours ended with a celebration of ceasurea, a public art piece by Jerome Haferd, Brandt Knapp and Jessica Feldman currently installed in the Park's Acropolis. More information about the art work can be found at

October 21, 2015

Principal Angel Ayón, AIA, LEED AP will be giving a presentation entitled Prewar Curtain Walls: The Overlooked Predecessor of High-Rise Modernism in the U.S. at the annual APT conference in Kansas City on November 3, 2015. Click here for more information. 

October 14, 2015

AYON Studio is proud to announce that Principal, Angel Ayón is the 2015 recipient of the James Marston Fitch Mid-Career Fellowship. Read more about the Fellowship and the Fitch Foundation here and about Angel’s research here.

May 14, 2015







Angel Ayón's work is featured in the first ever exhibition in Havana about Cuban architects practicing abroad. Entitled "Arquitectos Cubanos por El Mundo", the exhibition will take place at Fábrica de Arte Cubano, a new cultural destination at a former factory in El Vedado neighborhood. The show opens Thursday March 26, 2015.

March 26, 2015

AYON Studio Architecture and Preservation is now certified under the New York State Contract System as a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE). Click here for listing. 

March 11, 2015

AYON Studio’s project, the Flushing RKO Keith's Theater Lobby, is featured as one of the wonderful interior landmarks included in “Rescued, Restored, Reimagined – New York’s Landmarks’ Interiors” exhibition at the New York School of Interior Design.

March 5, 2015

Angel Ayón's advocacy and collaboration with the Harlem community to save the historic Mount Morris Fire Watchtower in Marcus Garvey Park is acknowledged in an article in Untapped Cities. 

January, 2015

An article by AYON Studio's Principal Angel Ayón and his colleague Pamela Jerome from WASA/Studio A has been published in the APT Bulletin discussing the conservation of modern single-glazed curtain-wall buildings. Titled "Can the 1960's Single Glazed Curtain Wall Be Saved?". The article springs from Mr. Ayón and Ms. Jerome's experience working together on the façade renovation of 60 Broad Street in Lower Manhattan. For more on this issue of the APT Bulletin see here

December, 2014

Angel Ayón, AYON Studio's Principal, is a featured alumnus in a video by Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Columbia Historic Preservation Program.

November 5, 2014.

Greening the Glass Box: A Roundtable Discussion about the Sustainability and Preservation of Modern Buildings is an article by AYON Studio Principal, Angel Ayón, co-written with Nina Rappaport. Published in the inaugural issue of Mōd, which is DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State's new journal, the article summarizes the findings of an event hosted by Ms. Rappaport and Mr. Ayón during the Association for Preservation Technology's "Preserving the Metropolis" annual symposium held in New York in October 2013. Click here to see an online version. 

October 16, 2014

Photo Credit: DNAinfo/Jeff Mays

Angel Ayón is quoted in "Preservationists Doubt Marcus Garvey Watchtower Will Be Restored", an article by Gustavo Solis in the October 10, 2014 issue of DNAinfo regarding ongoing concerns about the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation's plans to dismantle and store the Mount Morris Fire Watchtower. Click here to read the article. 

October 11, 2014


Photo Credit: Left, Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times; right, Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times

Angel Ayón, AYON Studio's Principal, has been advocating for the conservation of the Mount Morris Fire Watchtower in Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park since 2000. He is featured in "Promise Made for Harlem Watchtower’s Restoration, but Not in Ink", an article by David Dunlap in the September 17, 2014 issue of The New York Times. The article addresses Mr. Ayón's concerns about the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation's plans to dismantle and store the historic fire watchtower. Click here to read the article.  

September 18, 2014