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Posted: 12/01/2015

Garavaglia Architecture, Inc.

Garavaglia Architecture Inc. is a dynamic 9-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/Conservator with five to seven years of professional experience. We work with a wide variety of clients in a diverse geographic region.

Architectural Historian/Conservator
Professional Opportunity
San Francisco, CA

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


  • Standard industry reports HRE, HSR, Conditions Assessments, SISR Reviews and National Register Nominations
  • Historic preservation philosophies and current methodologies
  • Secretary of the Interiors Treatment Standards
  • Survey methodologies
  • CEQA/NAPD environmental review
  • Regional development trends/contexts planning requirements
  • Conditions Assessment
  • Understand both exterior and interior construction materials
  • Advising and providing AutoCAD construction document notations
  • Some working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Paint Sample Analysis
  • 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)


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.





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How to apply
Due to the nature of our work, we are only seeking candidates that fit within the position requirements. Compensation for relocation expenses are not available for this position. 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/Conservator." We regret that the volume of applications does not always permit us to acknowledge each individual application.
Steve Garavaglia

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