My name is Anthony Arnone. I am currently enrolled in Philadelphia University's College of Architecture and the Built Environment. I am majoring in Architectural Studies focusing on Historical Preservation and plan to finish my higher education in grad school where I plan to specialize in adaptive reuse projects. My designs promote sustainability and fulfill the mission of the historical preservationist, to protect historical architecture.
Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, Philadelphia, PA, US, intern
Under the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, student interns from surrounding Philadelphia colleges and myself, worked as a team restoring a 19th Century High Victorian known as the "Thomas Mansion." As interns we experience proper restoration techniques used on interiors, without damaging or hindering the history. Responsibilities included restoration of interior wood finishes and interior wall refinishes, with the intent to restore the mansion to original glory and utilize the space.
Freelance Drafter, New York, NY, US, Drafter
Designed a 1200 square foot addition to a 3 bedroom residence. The addition included an open floor planned central living space connected by a kitchen. Plans for the new addition followed ADA requirements for door ways and bathrooms to accompany client's needs. Position responsibilities included designing and drafting plans and elevations for the proposed design which were later sent to a registered architect.
Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture Studies-Historic Preservation
Philadelphia University’s Historic Preservation program focuses upon the relationship between rehabilitation of historic buildings and sustainability. Students learn to determine historic significance of structures, viewed not as disembodied artifacts but as possibilities for adaptive reuse and retrofitting, as models of energy efficiency, and as part of the cultural fabric of a community. From streets and neighborhoods to entire cities, both locally and internationally, historic preservation is an innovative practice that is essential to the development of environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable urban spaces.