Angelina R. Jones is a native of Tucson, Arizona and first came to Philadelphia in 2012 to begin her graduate studies in design. She earned a Masters of Landscape Architecture and a Masters of Science in Historic Preservation from PennDesign. Angelina fell in love with the vibrant, sometimes messy, and always wondrous place that is Philadelphia during the course of her studies and considers the city her adopted home. As a designer, she is interested in the layered nature of cultural landscapes, the way people navigate these spaces in their everyday lives, and how design can improve the quality of life in urban areas. Angelina has worked as a landscape preservationist on projects in New York Greece, Turkey, and for the National Park Service in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.
Kevin is an architectural conservator with Building Conservation Associates in Philadelphia, PA. He is originally from Southern California and received his Masters in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. Prior to that he studied Classical Archaeology at Florida State University and the University of Arizona. He has worked as a conservator and archaeologist at firms and sites in New York, Italy, Turkey, Arizona, and Florida. He recently moved back to Philadelphia, an incredible city he now considers home, and was devastated and bewildered to hear that the iconic Jewelers’ Row was in danger of demolition. Kevin hopes that this blog and the accompanying social media campaign will help to rally his fellow Philadelphians to share their outrage over the Toll Brothers’ demolition proposal and to figure out a way to save the historic legacy that is Jewelers’ Row.