William Higgins - Visiting Assistant Professor
William HigginsVisiting Assistant Professor
Grad Center for Planning
Higgins Hall North 1
Columbia University, M.S.
William Higgins has over twenty years of historic preservation experience encompassing nearly all aspects of the profession including documentation, historic construction analysis and conservation; regulatory and design review at state, federal and local levels; museum restoration; historic rehabilitation; real estate development; and writing and lecturing. Previous to the past fifteen years as principal of his historic preservation consulting firm, Mr. Higgins was the statewide director of restoration for New York State-owned historic sites, and project development manager for a real estate firm specializing in rehabilitation and historic preservation. He has extensive experience in applying and interpreting the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, both as government reviewer for the New York State Historic Preservation Office and as a private consultant to a range of private, public, corporate and institutional clients including the American Museum of Natural History and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.