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Posted: 11/19/2010

Page & Turnbull
Los Angeles office

Originally founded in 1973 as Charles Hall Page Associates, Page & Turnbull is dedicated to imagining change in historic environments through planning, technology and design. Our 32-person staff consists of architects, historians, conservators, and graphic designers. We are headquartered in San Francisco with branch offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento.

Preservation Planner / Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Los Angeles, CA
$comm. w/ experience

Page & Turnbull, an award-winning preservation architecture firm, is looking for an experienced preservation planner/architectural historian to lead our Cultural Resource Studio efforts in Los Angeles. This position is available immediately.


  • Develop and manage project work plans, budgets, & schedules.
  • Oversee teams performing historic resource surveys.
  • Prepare a variety of reports, including, but not limited to: Historic Context Statements, Historic Structure Reports, Environmental Impact Reports, Preservation Plans, Design Guidelines, National Register Nominations, Federal Tax Credit Certification documentation, and HABS/HAER reports.
  • Supervise/mentor interns and young professionals.

  • 5-10 years professional experience.
  • Meet the National Park Service’s Professional Qualifications Standards (Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Part 61) for Architectural History or History.
  • Experience in identifying, documenting, and evaluating historic properties for planning and environmental compliance purposes.
  • Outstanding research, writing, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Ability to manage teams for large projects and work individually on smaller projects.
  • Fluency in the Microsoft Office program suite.

  • A graduate degree in architectural history, historic preservation, or planning.
  • A working knowledge of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
  • Knowledge of Los Angeles/Southern California architectural history, historic building techniques, and historic preservation planning and policy.
  • Experience with the Adobe CS4 Suite and a working knowledge of database programs and ESRI GIS software
  • Commitment to participation in a professional organization.
  • OPen until
    Until Filled

    How to apply
    To apply for this position please submit letters of interest, resume, and a one-page writing sample via email to Kim Lesak at klesak@page-turnbull.com. The writing sample should include a brief architectural description and demonstrate writing skills relevant to the position. No phone calls, please. Note: applicants without the required experience will not be considered.
    Kim Lesak

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