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Posted: 04/25/2014

Garavaglia Architecture, Inc.

Garavaglia Architecture Inc. is a dynamic 8-person preservation architecture firm conveniently located in downtown San Francisco. Established in 1986, our range of projects includes civic, commercial, institutional, and residential projects with a specialization in historic preservation and sustainability. While many of our projects are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we do work throughout California. The firm actively seeks projects that challenge our studio, including a variety of interesting and unusual projects both large and small. We pride ourselves in offering our clients innovative and personalized services for their projects while seamlessly integrating technical expertise with creative design solutions. As a growing firm, we are currently seeking an Architectural Historian with three to five years of professional experience. Projects range in type from Mexican era adobes to mid-Century movie theaters. We work with a wide variety of clients in a diverse geographic region. Garavaglia Architecture is committed to providing an atmosphere for growth opportunities to its employees including participation in professional organizations and continuing educational opportunities. We offer medical and other benefits and are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
San Francisco, CA

Architectural Historian candidates should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of, and experience with, the following:


  • Standard industry reports HRE, HSR, SISR Reviews and National Register Nominations
  • Historic preservation philosophies and current methodologies
  • Secretary of the Interiors Treatment Standards
  • Survey methodologies
  • CEQA research
  • Regional development trends/contexts planning requirements
  • Planning and Conditions Assessment


  • Solid client communication skills
  • Excellent writing and editing abilities
  • Keen sense of project timelines and budgets
  • Comfort with a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team work environment




Minimum Requirements:


  • Masters in Preservation Planning, Historic Preservation, Architectural History or related field
  • Exceed Secretary of Interiors Historic Preservation Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural History (http://www.cr.nps.gov/local-law/arch_stnds_9.htm)


OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Due to the nature of our work, we are only seeking candidates that meet the minimum requirements. If emailing, send either a .pdf or .doc file or place your resume within the text of the email with a subject heading to read "Architectural Historian." We regret that the volume of applications does not always permit us to acknowledge each individual application.
Steve Garavaglia
582 Market Street #1800
San Francisco, CA 94104

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