Historic Built Environment

Our Historic Built Environment team is led by experienced architectural historians and historic preservation experts specializing in historic resource significance evaluations in consideration of the National Register of Historic Places, the California Register of Historical Resources, Hawai’i Register of Historic Places, Washington Heritage Register and Heritage Barn Register, and local-level evaluation criteria and integrity requirements.

Contextualizing the Historic Built Environment

Historic built environment resources include buildings (residential, industrial, and commercial), water management structures (levees, canals, dams, ditches), and engineered structures (railroad alignments, roads, transmission lines, and bridges).

We have conducted thousands of historical resource evaluations and developed detailed historic context statements for a multitude of property types and architectural styles, including private residential, commercial, transportation, industrial, educational, medical, ranching, mining, airport, and cemetery properties, as well as a variety of engineering structures and water conveyance resources.

We Exceed Standards

We have also provided expertise on numerous projects requiring conformance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, served as third-party review consultants, and served as expert witnesses in legal proceedings.

Our senior staff exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural History and are experienced in assessing impacts/effects to historical resources/historic properties for projects that fall under the California Environmental Quality Act/National Environmental Policy Act and Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

What We Do

Our multidisciplinary staff provide services for archaeology, paleontology, and architectural history.
  • Archival research
  • Building permit/property record research
  • Construction specifications review
  • Existing condition assessments
  • HABS/HAER/HALS documentation
  • Historic context statements
  • Historic group consultation
  • Historic properties impact assessments
  • Historic Resource Evaluation Reports
  • Historic resource surveys/inventories
  • Historical resources impact assessments
  • Materials analysis and testing
  • Preservation alternatives Development

Project Support

Hear from Our Experts

Learn about our approach to client service.

Sarah Corder

MFA
Historic Built Environment Lead

“The historic built environment often presents numerous complex and challenging project hurdles for our clients. Our team’s mission is to help clients navigate the nuances of the regulatory framework for historic resources and provide them with solutions that are feasible, reasonable, and defensible. As a project manager and team lead, I help clients achieve their project goals through collaboration, consistent communication, and compliance.”

Katie Haley

MA
Historic Built Environment Lead

“As a subject matter expert with over 19 years of experience in built environment cultural resource management, I have assisted clients in navigating documentation of resources including conceptualizing and implementing mitigation, if necessary. My goal on every project is to balance the needs of the client with regulatory compliance.”

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