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Posted: 07/27/2009

Parsons Brinckerhoff

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Architectural Historian - Entry Level
8908 & 8909
Professional Opportunity
Detroit, MI

Parsons Brinckerhoff has an immediate opening for an entry-level architectural historian or historic preservation professional/surveyor. This position will be full-time, temporary for six months, with the potential for an extension. Overtime will be expected of the candidate and will be compensable. This position will allow the individual to work with a dynamic and experienced team of architectural historians on a survey project along the Woodward Avenue corridor in Detroit.

The successful applicant must demonstrate a high degree of flexibility and mature judgment and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. This position requires contact with the public and other PB personnel. Candidates must have excellent written and communication skills.

This position is located in PBs Detroit office in the landmark Guardian Building. No relocation expenses will be paid.


This position will involve surveying, documenting and evaluating architectural resources and producing survey/forms. Properties that will be surveyed include high-style Art Deco buildings, industrial buildings associated with Henry Ford, and numerous architect-designed residences. The successful applicant will possess knowledge of MS Word Office applications and will be comfortable using both digital and 35 mm cameras. Working knowledge of GIS applications is highly desirable. Must be able to meet the physical demands of survey work.

The qualified candidate will possess a completed masters degree in architectural history or historic preservation with one year of survey experience preferred in the field completing survey and assessment projects. Candidates should have expertise in American architectural history and proven success completing surveys, architectural descriptions, and significance evaluations by applying the National Register of Historic Places criteria. An understanding of Sections 106 & 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 is required. Excellent writing skills are essential. Must be willing to be part of a survey team and receive direction and feedback from senior and supervising architectural historians. Survey, research, and office time will be required. The successful applicant will be able to work in the United States upon hire.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via PB Americas website at www.pbworld.com Under People+Careers, see Job Nos. 8908 and 8909 EOE

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How to apply
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Tanya Adams
Phone: (312) 803-6543
230 West Monroe Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60606

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