Dr Theo Prudon is a Dutch-born architect and principal of Prudon & Partners, a New York firm specialising in restoration. As the founding president of Docomomo/US, Prudon leads the U.S. chapter of the international organisation dedicated to preserving Modernist structures and neighbourhoods. He went through the preservation program at Columbia University and has been teaching in the program for over 30 years. He was trained as a Modern architect, and, over time, the two interests of preservation and designing new structures combined. Prudon is an adjunct associate professor of historic preservation at Columbia.
He has recently published a book, Preservation of Modern Architecture, which is an international overview of the state of preservation of modern buildings and sites, including a discussion of activity in Australia and an overview of the Burra Charter.