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🔗Preservation Architect

  • Full Time
  • Missoula, MT, USA
  • $70,000 (annually) USD / Year
  • October 29, 2022
  • Department: Historic Preservation
  • Job Summary: A&E Design is seeking a preservation architect with unlimited creativity and determination to make a difference to join our team of innovators in Missoula, MT. We are over 80 diversely talented professionals committed to client satisfaction, quality
  • Job Qualifications:

    Your skill set.

    • Master’s degree in architecture; architecture licensure is preferred.
    • Post-graduate bachelor’s degree in historic preservation is preferred.
    • Minimum three years of historic preservation experience is required.
    • Demonstrated leadership and experience working in a team environment.
    • Excellent writing and graphic communication skills.
    • Strong technical detailing skills relating to existing construction.
    • Knowledge of historic construction materials and assemblies, including existing construction and historic character.
    • Ability to survey existing buildings and evaluate historic construction materials.
    • Ability to identify character-defining features of existing and historic buildings.
    • Experience working with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and a strong understanding of historic preservation philosophies and techniques.
    • Proficient in the development of construction documents.
    • Proficient with Revit; knowledge of AutoCAD, Ajera, and Newforma is a plus.
    • Familiarity with National Register of Historic Places nomination process and HABS/HAER documentation as methods to record and document historic properties.
    • Self-motivated and organized with a demonstrated attention to detail.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, or possess a work visa to legally work in the U.S.
  • How to Apply:

    Visit our website to learn more and apply.

  • Job benefits: Health/Dental/Vision, Paid Personal Time, Vacation, Retirement
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Website A&E Design

A day in the life of a preservation architect.

  • Assist an integrated team with problem-solving, design, applying historic preservation philosophy and techniques, documentation, drafting/developing drawings, and related deliverables on a range of preservation and adaptive reuse projects.
  • Research, develop, and deliver a range of reports and associated documentation, including Historic Structure Reports (HSR), Preliminary Architectural Reports (PAR), condition assessments, historic paint analysis, and similar uniquely related preservation techniques, including (but not limited to) existing building verification and measuring, research, photography, and drawings.
  • Apply principles of architectural integrity as they relate to historic buildings in developing new and creative solutions for clients.
  • Research historic methods of construction and modern materials that meet historic preservation compliance review and application of modern code(s).
  • Work through historic preservation compliance processes, local historic preservation ordinances, community design guidelines and standards, and coordinate with state and local historic preservation advocacy groups.
  • Attend and present at local Historic Preservation Commission meetings, other governmental review process meetings, and related historic preservation events.
  • Research building codes related to existing and historic buildings, adaptive reuse, and change of use.
  • Innovatively apply historic preservation principles in the context of modern construction.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of construction costs and sources for a wide scope of preservation approaches, products, materials, tradespersons, and services.
  • Write project specifications unique to historic preservation projects.
  • Attend and record meetings with clients, project team members, and stakeholder groups.
  • Strive to learn and improve your historic preservation skills, never settling for the status quo.
  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $15.00 or $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at

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