The Center for Cultural Sustainability seeks a recent graduate to serve a one-year term as the inaugural Preservation Design Partnership Architectural Fellow. The position, sponsored by Preservation Design Partnership, LLC, will offer exposure to a variety of projects that will enhance an array of professional skills. Work tasks will encompass:
- Principles of historic preservation practice;
- Community inclusion and engagement; and
- Philosophical rationale of design and treatment recommendations.
The Fellow will report to the Director of the CCS. Duties and responsibilities will involve heritage planning work plus professional consulting for UNESCO World Heritage cultural sites as well as other properties designated historic. Anticipated tasks:
- Research and writing on the development, meaning and value of historic urban landscapes;
- Preparation of Historic Structure Reports and similar planning documents, including technical writing for sections on history, chronology, physical description, historical significance, condition assessment, and treatment (philosophical approach, use/interpretation, building codes, and future priorities);
- Client communications and meetings;
- Measured drawings (including work from LIDAR scans), photography and architectural illustrations to support preservation planning documents; and
- Urban design and planning for cultural sustainability of the San Antonio Missions World Heritage site and its 2,068 hectare Buffer Zone.
Required education: professional degree in architecture with demonstrated interest in historic preservation.