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Posted: 10/21/2011

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 26-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
commeserate with experience

Page & Turnbull, an award-winning preservation architecture firm, is looking for an experienced preservation planner/architectural historian to lead and manage 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 Technical Reports, Preservation Plans, Design Guidelines, National Register Nominations, Federal Tax Credit Certification documentation, and HABS/HAER reports.

• Developing best practices for the office.

• Business development.


• 4-8 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.

• Familiarity with 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 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.


• 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
417 S. Hill Street
Suite 211
Los Angeles, CA 94111

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