Adele Chatfield-Taylor – A Brief History of the American Academy in Rome through the Lens of Historic Preservation
Adele Chatfield-Taylor (1984 Fellow) will reflect on the history and preservation strategy that were key to the rebuilding of the American Academy in Rome, as she prepares to step down after twenty-five years at the helm.
Chatfield-Taylor, president and CEO of the American Academy in Rome, is an historic preservationist. She was director of the Design Arts Program at the National Endowment for the Arts from 1984 to 1988, founder and first director of the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation from 1980 to 1984, and on the staff of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission from 1973 to 1980. Until 1984 she was an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Historic Preservation.
Chatfield-Taylor has lectured widely on historic preservation, and been a trustee of numerous not-for-profit arts and preservation entities. In addition she has been an advisor to the Harvard, Yale, Princeton and University of Virginia schools of architecture/design. She received an MS from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture in 1974, a Loeb Fellowship from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1979 and the Rome Prize Fellowship in 1983–84. She was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1995. Chatfield-Taylor is an honorary member of the ASLA, trustee emerita of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, a trustee of the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art and of the Hamilton Partnership for Paterson.
The Home from Rome series is made possible by the New Initiatives for Don Fund, a gift of Maria R. Cox.