Helpern Architects

Standing beneath Alma Mater and joyously cutting the ribbon, signifying the rededication of the Nave are, L to R, former President Richard Levin [mostly blocked] and Jane Levin, both honored on the occasion; University Librarian Susan Gibbons; Yale President Peter Salovey and Marta Moret (Mrs. Salovey – partially hidden]; and then Lois Chiles [with the giant Yale scissors] and Richard Gilder [Mr. and Mrs. Gilder], the donors to the Nave.


Whom it takes to renovate a Nave. From L to R: Victor Ciancetta, Project Executive, Turner Construction Company; Ilpoom Jeong, Technical Architect, Helpern Architects; Douglas Somers, Superintendent, Turner Construction Company; Karlo Rosete, Project Architect, Helpern Architects; Demetrios Petros, Project Manager, Turner Construction Company; David Paul Helpern, Principal in Charge, Helpern Architects; Margaret O’Donoghue Castillo, Design Principal, Helpern Architects; Helen Thomas-Harvey, Project Manager, Jablonski Building Conservation; Kurt Ahlstrand, Project Engineer, Turner Construction Company; Don Lasker, Project Manager, Helpern Architects; Jerry Kugler, Principal in Charge, Kugler Ning Lighting Design; Mary Jablonski, Principal in Charge, Jablonski Building Conservation; Ryan P. Malin, Partner in Charge, AKF Group; Jason Sylvain, Project Manager + HVAC, AKF Group.


David Helpern [right] in conversation with former Yale President Richard Levin and [center] William N. Goetzmann, professor of Finance and Management Studies and director of the International Center for Finance, and thus an earlier Helpern Architects client for the conversion of the Skinner-Trowbridge House into the Center’s home.


Yale University Librarian Susan N. Gibbons with David Helpern and Don Lasker. The “secret” Selin Courtyard is visible through the leaded-glass window.