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Posted: 02/15/2018

Mason Architects, Inc.

Mason Architects, Inc. is a full‐spectrum architectural design and research firm located in Honolulu. Our staff of 22 includes six architectural historians. Our goal is to preserve the architectural heritage of our region and create new buildings that respect the client, the environment, and the cultural context. Our portfolio includes most of the preservation planning work in the Pacific, encompassing master plans, existing condition analyses, design guideline reports, historic structure surveys and inventories, cultural resource management plans, National Register nominations, and HABS and HAER documentation. The firm combines this expertise with the design of new buildings for commercial, office, educational, and residential use.

Professional Opportunity
Honolulu, HI


  • Must meet SOI Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural History, Historic Preservation, Historic Architecture, or similar, which includes a graduate degree in architectural history or a closely related field of study;
  • Experience undertaking historic inventory surveys;
  • Experience evaluating buildings and structures using NRHP significance criteria;
  • Knowledge of the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation;
  • Knowledge of NHPA Section 106 compliance and other relevant legislation, rules, and policies;

Preferred but not required:

  • Professional writing experience in the preservation field (e.g.: developing HABS/HAER documentation, National Register Nomination forms, historic context studies, etc.)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Primary research on historic buildings and resources
  • Field work (note taking/photo documentation)
  • Undertaking historic inventory surveys
  • Writing HABS/HAER documentation
  • Writing National Register nomination forms

Knowledge of and experience with the following are desired, but not required:

  • Evaluating historic resources on US military installations
  • Project Management: proposal writing, client interface, etc.
  • Software programs: GIS, InDesign, Photoshop, Access

Salary: Based on experience

Benefits: Health insurance; Holidays, sick, and vacation time; 401K matching; Annual education allowance

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
To apply, submit cover letter and CV to: info@masonarch.com with “Architectural Historian Applicant” in the subject line.
Shannon Hines

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