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Architect (Historic Preservation)

Knapp Architects Knapp Architects Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Aug 22 '17Posted on:

Knapp Architects, an architecture firm in downtown San Francisco specializing in historic preservation, has an informal and collaborative professional culture and encourages a high degree of responsibility and opportunity for growth.

We work as prime architect and as preservation architect on teams led by other firms, and have excellent and longstanding relationships with leading Northern California architecture firms and owners of historic properties, including prominent universities and former military bases. Our small firm has a wide variety of project types, including rehabilitation/preservation/restoration, preservation planning, and documentation/architectural history.

Knapp Architects seeks a preservation architect with 2-7 years’ experience for a full-time position. In addition to preparing drawings and specifications, the position offers construction site visits and client contact. You will also research, document, and investigate buildings; prepare reports and evaluations; and manage small projects. You will have direct contact with owners, developers, other architecture firms, contractors, government officials, and building users.

Ideal candidate will have a B.S. in architecture and a certificate or master’s degree in preservation, or a professional degree in architecture with 2+ years’ experience in preservation practice. Familiarity with architectural documents for rehabilitation of historic buildings is essential; experience in observation and documentation of building conditions; application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties; application of the National Register/California Register Criteria; and competent preparation of written documents are highly important. A strong foundation in American architectural history and knowledge of preservation theory and practice are also vital. Candidates will also apply their experience in analysis and document preparation for NEPA/Section 106/CEQA; research and preparation of Historic Structure Reports; graphic design (InDesign, etc.) of documents; interest in working on business development proposals is a plus.

Essential computer skills: Word, Excel, AutoCAD. Also desirable: Revit, SketchUp, GIS, PhotoShop/Illustrator, web design.

Please send resume and work samples you believe best convey your professional skills, interests, and experience. A cover letter describing why you are applying and professional references are also helpful. If you do not live in the San Francisco Bay Area, please mention how soon you could move here if you take this position.

 

Email to: sfarchistoritect@sbcglobal.net


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