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Posted: 03/20/2012

Chattel Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Inc.
historic preservation consulting

Chattel Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Inc. (Chattel), a full service historic preservation consulting firm in Los Angeles, California, represents governmental agencies and private ventures. We aim to successfully balance project goals with a myriad of historic preservation regulations without sacrificing principles on either side. Comprised of professionals meeting the Secretary of the Interiorís Professional Qualifications Standards in architectural history and historic architecture, our firm offers consulting services including historic resource evaluation, analysis of project effects, and consultation on national, state and local historic preservation statutes and regulations. Chattel Architecture is committed to responsible preservation, but recognizes that we live in a real world. Assessing effects on historic resources requires not only professional expertise, but the ability to work effectively toward consensus and compromise while maintaining a progressive approach to preservation. For more information about our firm, please visit www.chattel.us. We are currently engaged in many projects in the greater Los Angeles area that encompass a wide range of services, including design consultation for City of Newport Beach for Richard Neutra-designed Marinersí Medical Arts Building; California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) consultation for rehabilitation and reuse of the historic Golden Gate Theater in East Los Angeles; implementation of Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program for multiple buildings, including the Herman W. Hellman Building in downtown Los Angeles; preparation of historic context statements and evaluation of historic resources for SurveyLA, the City of Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey; consultation on rehabilitation of the historic gates and wishing well at Chinatown Central Plaza; and planning for and implementation of a variety of preservation projects at Santa Barbara Mission. Other projects include United States Post Office and Court House (Las Vegas), Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (Los Angeles), Mare Island Naval Shipyard (Vallejo), Far East Café Building (Los Angeles), Twohy Building (San José), Beverly Hills Womenís Club (Beverly Hills), Stuart Pharmaceutical Company (Pasadena), and Breed Street Shul (Los Angeles).

Internship Opportunity
Sherman Oaks, CA
Open Until

We are currently seeking a talented and energetic part-time intern who wants to gain valuable work experience in historic preservation, while providing research assistance and general administrative support. We desire applicants with related experience or strong interest in architecture, urban planning, history, or historic preservation.Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and related applications is essential; knowledge of photo applications and GIS is recommended.We offer flexible hours, a casual workplace and competitive compensation.The internship will commence in April or May 2012.†

How to apply
If interested and qualified, please respond by April 3, 2012. Please email cover letter, résumé and writing sample to: Kathryn McGee, Associate Chattel Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Inc. 13417 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423-3938 kathryn@chattel.us

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