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Posted: 11/25/2015

Page &Turnbull
Cultural Resources Studio

Page & Turnbull is the premier architecture firm in the San Francisco Bay area to dedicate its practice to historic preservation, conservation, and documentation. The firm has worked on numerous award-winning projects, including the Ferry Building and projects at the Presidio of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, for the State of California, and the National Park Service. For 41 years, Page & Turnbull has provided clients with a high level of service, insightful analyses, and thoughtful solutions.

Architectural Historian/Preservation Planner
Professional Opportunity
San Francisco, CA


Page & Turnbull is looking for a qualified Architectural Historian or Preservation Planner for a full-time position, available immediately, to enhance our San Francisco office.  Applicant will be part of our Cultural Resources Studio, working closely with architectural historians and preservation planners to prepare cultural resource planning documents. Typical projects include Historic Resource Evaluations, Historic Context Statements, Historic Resource Surveys, Historic American Building Survey (HABS) projects, Cultural Resource chapters of CEQA Environmental Impact Reports, NHPA Section 106 Consultation services, Federal Tax Certification Documentation, and architectural design and entitlements consultation.


Candidates must possess a graduate degree in architectural history or historic preservation.


Minimum qualifications include:


  •   Secretary of the Interiors professional qualifications in history or architectural history.
  •  Three (3) to eight (8) years of experience working as a professional architectural historian or preservation planner.
  •   Outstanding research, writing, proofreading, and editing skills.


  • Knowledge of American architectural history and ability to assess historic building conditions and write architectural descriptions.


  •   Experience in surveying, researching, and preparing a variety of historic documentation reports.


  •   Ability to work on a team.


  •  Assistance in the production of reports that require excellent written, verbal, and graphic design skills.


  •  Fluency with Microsoft Word, experience with InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator. GIS is desirable, but not required.


  •   Knowledge and experience with NHPA Section 106 and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is desirable.


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How to apply
Page & Turnbull is an equal opportunity employer that provides a competitive salary and benefits package, including profit sharing, professional development, medical, dental, and long-term disability insurance. Please send letters of interest and resumes addressed to Ruth Todd, 417 Montgomery Street, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104, electronically to resumes@page-turnbull.com. Deadline for submission of qualifications is December 15, 2015. No phone calls please.
Ruth Todd

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