Princeton Architectural Press is a leading publisher of architecture and design books, with over 500 titles on its backlist. It was founded in 1981 by Kevin Lippert in Princeton, NJ and moved to New York City in 1985. (It is not related to the Princeton University Press.) Since 1996, Princeton Architectural Press has been distributed in the Americas by Chronicle Books. From 1997 to 2009, it was part of the German publishing group Springer Science+Business Media; in early 2010 Lippert reacquired Springer's shares. In 2011, Princeton Architectural Press was acquired by the McEvoy Group, and PAP became a sister company to Chronicle Books.