One of my favorite American Brutalist buildings is in the news again, but this time for a great cause. The Orange County, New York government building, designed by Paul Rudolph in 1967, has been in the center of debate for a few years. The question on whether to demolish or to restore the building has occupied architecture critics and officials for several years until architect Gene Kaufman got involved once he heard about plans to change the celebrated building. A partner at Gwathmey Siegel, Kaufman has offered to buy and restore the gem and to turn the government building into a center for artists, exhibitions, and community meetings. This Friday, Kaufman will present the plans to Orange County leaders with his detailed vision on a program of preservation and the future of the building.