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🔗Architectural Historian/Cultural Resources Planner 1

  • Full Time
  • San Francisco, CA
  • $68,355 - $85,995 USD / Year
  • March 30, 2024
  • Department: Cultural Resources Planning Studio
  • Job Qualifications:

    The Architectural Historian/Cultural Resources Planner 1 position requires a graduate degree in architectural history, historic preservation, or related field and 2 to 4 years of professional experience in the field. Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in Architectural History or History is required. Familiarity with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and experience producing the project types listed in this posting is preferred.

  • How to Apply:

    If you have a passion for historic places, architecture, and planning and want to work with smart, dedicated, and collaborative people who understand that work satisfaction is an important part our life, then please send a letter of interest, resume, and work samples in PDF format to (no phone calls please). To make sure your information gets reviewed in a timely fashion, add “P&T Architectural Historian/Cultural Resources Planner 1 Position” in the subject heading.

  • Job benefits: In addition to a collegial workplace, we offer a competitive salary; health, dental and vision insurance; paid vacation and holidays; professional development opportunities; 401K participation; and other benefits. We value a work life balance. Page & Turnbull is very supportive of participation in professional and community organizations including the California Preservation Foundation, Docomomo, San Francisco Heritage, Los Angeles Conservancy, American Planning Association (APA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and others.
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Website Page & Turnbull

Page & Turnbull, one of California’s first architecture and cultural resources planning firms to focus its practice on historic preservation, is looking for a passionate architectural historian/cultural resources planner. Our mission statement is: “We imagine change in historic and contemporary environments to cultivate thriving, sustainable, and resilient communities. We are visionary architects, historians, and planners who explore the nuances of place and history to shape a better and more equitable future. We thrive on creativity and collaboration that incorporates the best of the old and the new. We value authenticity and mutual respect in our work and relationships.”


We are hiring for an Architectural Historian/Cultural Resources Planner 1 position at any of our offices in California: San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, or Los Angeles. We work in a hybrid work environment, so proximity to one of the offices is required.

We strive to have a meaningful impact on historic places in California and beyond. You will help us produce exceptional deliverables. You will work directly with a talented 11-person Cultural Resources Planning Studio team and will collaborate with the Architecture and Preservation Technology studios. You will immediately work on an exciting variety of historic projects encompassing a range of sizes and property types.


  • Perform digital and traditional historic research
  • Possess knowledge of American architectural styles, National Register criteria for evaluation, and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
  • Visit sites and document existing conditions
  • Write architectural descriptions
  • Use InDesign, Illustrator, and other graphics programs
  • Work on a variety of projects, including:
    • Environmental Review & Historic Documentation: CEQA Historic Resource Evaluations, Secretary of the Interior’s Standards Project Analyses, HABS documentation, NHPA Section 106 consultation, interpretive programming
    • City & Urban Planning: Historic Context Statements, historic resource surveys, General Plans, Specific Plans, Long Range Development Plans
    • Architecture Projects: Architectural design consultation, Federal Tax Certification Documentation
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