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Matthew K. Haberling

Principal

 
Experience

Matthew Haberling has extensive experience with forensic investigation of a variety of existing building envelope systems for historic and contemporary buildings. Previous projects include investigation, repair design, and construction period services for stone, masonry, stucco, and curtain wall facades, skylight systems, low-slope and steep-slope roofing, and a variety of fenestration types. Mr. Haberling also has experience working on historic site projects involving restoration and waterproofing of traditional hardscapes and historic stairways.

The projects on which Mr. Haberling has worked range from large institutional complexes to single family residences. He has also provided consulting services to architects related to facade and roof restoration and on the application of preservation principals to historically significant buildings. 

Mr. Haberling has been involved with projects which received National, State, and local awards. These include organizations such as American Institute of Architects, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation League of New York State, and New York Landmarks Conservancy. He has also lectured throughout the United States and Canada on the subjects of historic roofing, window restoration, and historic plaza and facade restoration.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

 

Historic Preservation

  • New York Public Library - NY: Condition survey and restoration design of marble facade and monel and BUR roofs
  • American Museum of Natural History - New York, NY: Condition survey, restoration design,, and construction period services of granite facade and sheet metal gutter repairs
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY: Condition survey, restoration design and construction period services of granite entry stair at Fifth Avenue main entrance
  • Judson Memorial Church - New York, NY:Condition survey and design for replacement of existing asphalt shingle roof with historically appropriate clay tile roof including strengthening of the deteriorated timber support structure
  • New York Life Building - New York, NY: Design development and construction period services of limestone facade restoration, bronze window restoration, and sidewalk replacement
  • Schermerhorn Row at South Street Seaport - New York, NY: Construction period services during restoration of brick masonry and stone facades of multiple row buildings
  • Seaview Assisted Living Facility - Staten Island, NY: Condition survey, restoration/ rebuilding design and construction period services for brick masonry facades, wood windows, and roofing, as well as interior redesign for adaptive reuse

 

Leakage Investigation

  • Fallingwater - Mill Run, PA: Leakage investigation of a long-standing leak at the upper floor of the main residence and recommendations for long-term repairs
  • United Nations - New York, NY: Leakage investigation and waterproofing design development of facilities at subgrade locations
  • White Plains City Hall - White Plains, NY: Leakage investigation and repair design for  historic cast stone and brick and interior marble panels at main lobby

 

Repair and Rehabilitation Design

  • Taino Towers - New York, NY: Condition survey and design of repairs at four residential and commercial towers consisting of cast-in-place and precast concrete, low-slope roofing, and ribbon aluminum and steel frame windows
  • Supreme Court Complex - Riverhead, NY: Condition survey and design of facade repairs for three buildings consisting of brick, terra cotta, limestone, granite, and concrete, and roof replacement of slate and standing-seam lead coated copper roofs
  • 745 Fifth Avenue - New York, NY: Building architect and design development of masonry facade repairs and low-slope roof replacement
  • Alfonse D’Amato Federal Courthouse - Islip, NY: Condition survey, repair design, and construction period services of unitized panel curtain wall system and subgrade waterproofing
Professional Affiliations

Association of Preservation Technology International (APT)
Association of Preservation Technology Northeast Chapter (APTNE)

Registrations

Architect in NY

Education

Ryerson University
Bachelor of Technology, Building Science, 1995

University of Texas at Austin
Master of Architecture, 2000
Certificate of Historic Preservation, 2000