JHC Welcomes 2021 Class of Jay Fellows

JHC is thrilled to continue its collaboration with Columbia University’s School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) by welcoming Preme Chaiyatham, the first of this summer’s class of Jay Fellows in historic preservation. Preme studied interior architecture as an undergraduate and spent four years in the interior design and built-environment industry in Bangkok, Thailand. She plans to become a conservation architect and to help preserve the historic fabric of New York City. This summer, under the supervision of Jorge Otero-Pailos, head of historic preservation at Columbia GSAPP and a member of JHC’s board, Preme will help to re-imagine an historic structure on Cherry Hill at the head of the new Jay Gardens. Please say hello and welcome her to the Jay Estate!

Each summer JHC offers exceptional graduate students in historic preservation the opportunity to study and work at the Jay Estate as part of its Jay Fellows Program. Fellows acquire hands-on preservation experience working on projects at JHC, under the direction of leading preservation professionals.

Recent projects have included historical and archival research on the property’s structures, as well as the creation of 3D point clouds that were later used in the GSAPP Advanced Preservation and Architecture Studio. Fellows have complimentary access to all JHC’s public programs and work at least twice a week from the Jay Estate and off-site on other days.

During the summer 2021, Fellows will assist Prof. Jorge Otero-Pailos in the preparation of a schematic design for the reconstruction of the A. J. Davis Pavilion based on archival evidence and 3D scans from a similar A. J. Davis Pavilion. The Fellows will create visualizations of the reconstructions on the site, and gather program requirements from the board, among other tasks as necessary. The 12-week fellowship runs from June 1 to August 30.