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Posted: 07/08/2020

Fung Associates, Inc.

Fung Associates, Inc. (FAI) is an award winning design firm with projects encompassing architecture, master planning, interiors, sustainable design, and historic preservation. FAI is also a leader in the preservation, study, and treatment of Hawaii's wide range of architecture, particularly the mid-century Modern Movement. Founded in 1998, FAI has rapidly established itself as a firm with local sensitivity and global network. Our service area includes Hawaii, California, the Pacific Rim, and Asia.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Honolulu, HI
Open Until
Until Filled

Fung Associates, Inc. is offering an immediate full-time opening for an Architectural Historian / Historian with a minimum of 3 years of architectural historic preservation experience. Responsibilities include field surveys, archival research, preparing various reports (AIS, RLS, ILS, HABS/HAER, nomination forms, MOA and PA), evaluating resources for NRHP eligibility, and conducting consultation.



  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field from an accredited program, preferably in Architecture, Historic Preservation or Public History. Professional degree or certificate highly desirable.
  • Masters Degree or related field experience is preferred.
  • Strong verbal and writing skills. Strong graphic communication skills a plus.
  • Excellent time management, prioritization and organization skills, with the ability to complete projects and work on time with precision and attention to detail.
  • Ability to build and maintain good relationships with Clients and team.
  • Good team player.
  • Proactive with a desire to grow professionally.
  • 3 years of experience conducting historic architecture surveys for regulatory compliance.
  • Meets the Secretary of the Interiors Standards as a Historian and/or Architectural Historian.
  • Experience leading both small and large-scale field surveys with limited supervision is preferred.
  • Experience writing architectural descriptions and conducting archival research.
  • General understanding of the design process and familiarity with reading plans a plus.
  • Experience in cultural resources management a plus.
  • Knowledge of Hawaiis architectural resources a plus.
  • Familiarity with the Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 6E a plus.
  • Familiarity with the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106, and requirements of other Federal regulatory agencies.
  • Proficiency in Word, Outlook, Excel, InDesign.
  • Have a valid driver's license and own vehicle.


  • Assists Project Manager in developing reports and related-project documents.
  • Maintains schedule.
  • Coordinates between clients, agencies, and design team.
  • Provides quality control over documents.
  • Conducts site visits and prepares reports following visit, using working knowledge of historic preservation evaluation and compliance requirements.
  • Executes work in a timely and organized manner.
  • Provides support for any tasks required for the successful completion of the project.



How to apply
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to
Phone: 8089413000
1833 Kalakaua Avenue #1008
Honolulu, HI 96815

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