Architectural History

arch_history01CRA offers a full range of technical expertise for the identification, documentation, evaluation, and protection of historic buildings, structures, and landscapes. Our highly trained and experienced professionals meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s professional qualification standards for architectural history and history and are well-versed in Section 106 and Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, and the evaluation and documentation standards of the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, our historians are adept at helping communities, organizations, and agencies promote, preserve, and protect their distinct heritage. From basic surveys to complex mitigation projects, CRA’s architectural historians are ready to provide you with high-quality, efficient work tailored to meet your needs.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Architectural Surveys (Reconnaissance and Intensive Level)
  • Community Assistance
  • Cultural Landscape Assessment
  • Design Guidelines
  • Determination of Area of Potential Effect (APE)
  • Determinations of Eligibility
  • Determinations of Effect
  • HABS/HAER/HALS Documentation
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Historic Context Statements
  • Historic Paint Analysis
  • Historic Property Management Plans
  • Historic Structures Reports (HSR)
  • Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Applications
  • Historical Research/literature Review
  • Interpretive Signage
  • National Register Evaluation
  • Native American Consultation
  • Mitigation
  • Modern and Recent Past Resource Assessment
  • Multiple Property Submissions
  • National Register of Historic Places Nominations
  • Preparation of Memorandum of Agreements (MOA)
  • Preservation Planning
  • Section 106 Consulting Parties Coordination
  • State Level Documentation
  • Thematic Studies