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Posted: 01/06/2017

Page & Turnbull
Preservation Technology Studio

Established in 1973, Page & Turnbull is one of the first architecture and planning firms in California and one of the longest practicing firms in the country dedicated to historic preservation headquartered in San Francisco and with branch offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento. Our staff includes licensed architects, designers and historians who approach each project with imagination and flexibility. Oriented to our client’s time and budget, we are committed to conserving significant resources that can be made to function for present and future needs.

Designer/Architectural Conservator
Professional Opportunity
San Francisco, CA

We are looking for a Designer/Architectural Conservator to work in our San Francisco office.  The candidate will be responsible for organizing and executing projects based within Page & Turnbulls Preservation Technology Studio.  Additionally, work may occur on assignments within the Cultural Resources Studio and the Architecture Studio. 

A significant goal of the Preservation Technology Studio is to instill within the firm a curiosity and passion for understanding how buildings, and their assemblies and materials, perform past, present and future.  The position offers an opportunity to grow professionally within the firm and help craft a long-term vision for how the firm deals with ever-changing building technology and material treatments. 



  • Work with other staff, project managers and Principal-in-Charge to develop project work plans, budgets, and schedules.
  • Assist with and lead field investigations and conditions assessments of historic buildings.
  • Prepare construction drawings in AutoCAD and REVIT.
  • Prepare written specifications.
  • Prepare maintenance plans and treatment plans for historic materials.
  • Work with project teams to prepare technical specifications and architectural details for Rehabilitation/Restoration/Reconstruction of historic buildings as well as for new construction.
  • Prepare materials testing and trial repair programs.


  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience.
  • A professional degree in Architecture and/or a masters degree with a Materials Conservation focus.
  • Experience rehabilitating or adaptively re-using historic buildings.
  • Familiarity with historic building technologies and materials.
  • Outstanding research, writing, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Willingness to work toward National Park Services Professional Qualifications Standards for Historic Architect or Architectural Conservator.
  • Working knowledge of The Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Properties and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.
  • Fluency in the Microsoft Office program suite and AutoCAD.
  • Communicative, self-motivated, enthusiastic, dependable and interested in growth.


  • Knowledge of California architecture.
  • Experience with Revit/BIM.
  • LEED accreditation is preferred.
  • Commitment to participation in a professional organization.
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How to apply
Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit inquiries to resumes@page-turnbull.com and visit our website www.page-turnbull.com for more info on Page & Turnbull.
Carolyn Kiernat
Phone: 415-362-5154
417 Montgomery Street
8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

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