Director of Research and Preservation
Dena Tasse-Winter, Village Preservation’s Director of Research and Preservation, is a native New Yorker with a background in architectural and landscape history, archival research and writing expertise, and extensive experience within the governmental and cultural nonprofit sectors in both New York City and Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Village Preservation, Dena was a Senior Landmarks Preservationist at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). In her more than four years with LPC, she guided countless homeowners, small business owners, architects, and other practitioners through the permitting and LPC public hearing processes for a diverse array of projects in all five boroughs. She holds an M.A. in Historic Preservation and Cultural Heritage Management from the University of York, U.K., and a B.A. in Music History from the University of Rochester. She grew up in the Far West Village, and currently resides in the South Village Historic District.