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Posted: 05/27/2016

IS Architecture

Uniquely qualified in the field, IS Architecture has garnered more than 40 awards in Historic Preservation, including a Distinguished Practice Award from the American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC) in 2014—the first time this award was ever granted specifically for preservation. Together Ione R. Stiegler, FAIA, and her studio have rehabilitated or restored more than 75 institutional historic structures, 18 adobe buildings, and more than 50 historic homes. We’ve provided professional preservation reports and assessments for scores of other projects. Ms. Stiegler is also one of the nation’s leading experts in preserving historic adobe. The firm specializes in applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Resources and has completed projects implementing all four approved treatments, Restoration, Preservation, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction. All professional staff members exceed the requirements of 36 CFR 61, Professional Qualification Standards, in Architectural History, Architecture, and Historic Architecture.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
La Jolla, CA

IS Architecture is an award-winning architecture firm that specializes in Custom Residential and Historic Preservation.  We are a small office of 9 seeking a highly motivated Architectural Historian to join our team. 


  • Write historic preservation reports (including HABS, Historic Structure Reports, nomination reports, historic preservation treatment plans, etc.)
  • Conduct historical research
  • Field survey of built resources


  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Architectural History, or Historic Preservation
  • Outstanding historical research, analytical, and technical writing skills
  • Demonstrated comprehension and experience applying the Secretary of the Interiors Standards
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

 Preference will be given to applicants with the following knowledge of OR experience with:

  • CEQA
  • Caltrans built environment documentation
  • Section 106 
  • Cultural resource guidelines for municipalities



Please apply only if you have a serious interest in the position.  We are looking for someone who is interested in developing a long-term commitment.  Out of region candidates may apply, though compensation for relocation will not be considered. Candidates must be ok with dogs and must be able to provide their own transportation.



  • Paid vacation and sick time (for full time employees)
  • Paid holidays (for full time employees)
  • Group Medical/Dental insurance stipend (for full time employees)
  • Hourly pay commensurate with experience
  • Simple IRA retirement plan (for full time employees)
OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Email your resume with all the attachments listed below to: Info@isarchitecture.com Qualified applicants should submit the following: □ Resume □ Cover Letter □ Technical writing examples □ Minimum of 3 References □ Salary history/expectations DO NOT send general broadcast letters and portfolios. IS Architecture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants should submit the following by email: Resume, Cover Letter, writing examples, Minimum of 3 References, Salary history/expectations Most importantly, we need someone with the right work ethic and attitude. Someone that can anticipate when someone needs assistance, or when something needs to be done. Someone that can take initiative. Someone that can communicate effectively and ask questions. Someone that is willing to jump in head first to keep things afloat when the need arises. And someone that can take a joke (a good humor is appreciated here).
Marissa Feliciano
Phone: 858-456-8555
5649 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037

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