Angel Ayón is the Principal of AYON Studio Architecture • Preservation, P.C. (AYON Studio) in New York City, which provides integrated professional services in the fields of Architecture and Historic Preservation. He has more than twenty five years of experience working with historic buildings. Trained in his native Havana, Cuba, Washington, D.C., and New York City, his expertise ranges from building-envelope evaluation and repair to full-scale rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of historic properties. His experience with Modern architecture includes the rehabilitation and exterior enhancement of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, for which he was the project architect between 2004 and 2008 (prior to founding AYON Studio). In 2015, he was awarded the James Marston Fitch Mid-Career Fellowship to undertake research on interventions on Modern glazed enclosures. This research led to the publication of Reglazing Modernism - Intervention Strategies for 20th-Century Icons, published by Birkhäuser in 2019. The book was the recipient of the 2021 Lee Nelson Book Award bestowed by the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) to "the most outstanding and influential book-length work on preservation technology." Mr. Ayón currently serves as Vice-President of Save Harlem Now! in NYC. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Historic Districts Council, the Historic Preservation Committee of The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Preservation League of the NY State, and member of the Board of Directors of the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation. He is also an active member of Columbia University Preservation Alumni, as well as the AIA, NCARB, nycoba/NOMA, USGBC, APTi, APT Northeast, US/ICOMOS, Docomomo US and Docomomo US/New York Tri-State. Mr. Ayón holds a professional degree as an Architect and a M.Sc. in Conservation and Rehabilitation of the Built Heritage from the Higher Polytechnic Institute “José Antonio Echeverría” in his native Havana, Cuba, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Conservation of Historic Buildings and Archaeological Sites from Columbia University in New York.