Building a Place for History
Gianfranco Archimede, MS, RPA, has served for the past 10 years as Director of the Division of Historic Preservation for the City of Paterson and Executive Director of Paterson’s Historic Preservation Commission. He provides programmatic guidance to the city on preservation planning and cultural resources, oversight of Paterson’s public preservation projects, and regulatory permitting review for hundreds of large and small scale construction projects within Paterson’s three national, state and local historic districts. He also provides executive staff services to the HPC, including administration of annual legacy programs for public awareness and education, for which the Paterson HPC was honored in 2015 with a NJ Historic Preservation Award for Outstanding Achievement. Gianfranco holds a MS in Industrial Archaeology, and is an adjunct professor at William Paterson University where he teaches a graduate class in historic preservation.