Architectural Resources Group
8 Mills Place, Suite 300
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: (626) 583-1401
Fax: (626) 583-1414
Contact: Katie Horak
Photo by Katie Horak, ARG
Founded in 1980, Architectural Resources Group is a medium-size, full-service architectural practice with offices in Pasadena, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. ARG staff includes architects, designers, historians, planners and materials conservators who work collaboratively to provide a wide range of historic preservation services. The firm brings relevant work experience throughout the Western United States. ARG’s design professionals offer a range of services including new design in historic settings, adaptive reuse, rehabilitation, seismic strengthening, sustainable design, restoration, programming and master planning, and feasibility studies. Our architectural and fine arts conservators specialize in developing appropriate treatments for various historic materials and objects. We maintain a complete in-house conservation laboratory in which conservation and restoration treatments can be developed and tested. ARG’s planning group offers services including historic resources surveys, assessments, and evaluations; environmental review for CEQA and Section 106; rehabilitation tax credit applications; and citywide ordinances and preservation plans.
260 S. Los Robles Ave., Suite 106
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: (626) 793-7395
Fax: (626) 793-2008
ASM Affiliates, Inc. is a certified Small Business Enterprise specializing in historic preservation, historical studies, and archaeological compliance with local, state, and federal environmental requirements. Since incorporation in 1977, the firm has successfully completed more than 3,000 cultural resource investigations for both private sector and public agency projects throughout California. ASM is recognized as a leader in the field of cultural resource management and historic preservation for the quality of our compliance-oriented research and for our innovative solutions to complex environmental resource issues.
Community Service: ASM Affiliates, Inc is now offering many of its services Pro Bono to non-profit organizations in the Southern California region. Please contact us for details.
-Adaptive Reuse and Historic Building Renovation Consultation
-Historic Preservation Tax Credit Consultation
-Preservation Easement Consultation
-National Register, California Register, and Local Monument Nominations
-Historic Resource Evaluation Reports
-Historic Structures Reports
-Archival and Field Studies/Surveys
Charles J. Fisher, Historian
140 S. Avenue 57
Highland Park, CA 90042
Phone: (323) 256-3593
Fax: (323) 255-0041
Contact: Charles Fisher
Photo by Charles J. Fisher
Assisting the discriminating vintage home owner with matters relating to Historic-Cultural Monument Application, Mills Act Application, creating your own Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, chain of title research, historic building permits, and all other historic preservation efforts.
Chattel, Inc. | Historic Preservation Consultants
Los Angeles Office:
13417 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Phone: (818) 788-7954
Fax: (818) 788-9795
San Francisco Office:
71 Stevenson Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 655-6762
Fax: (415) 655-6601
Contact: Robert Chattel, AIA
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Chattel Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Inc. is a full service historic preservation consulting firm with practice throughout the western United States. With offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the firm represents governmental agencies and private ventures, successfully balancing project goals with a myriad of historic preservation regulations without sacrificing principles on either side. Comprised of professionals meeting the Secretary of Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in architectural history and historic architecture, the firm offers professional services, including historic resources evaluation and project effects analysis, in addition to consultation on Federal, state, and local historic preservation statutes and regulations. Chattel is committed to responsible preservation, but recognizes that we live in a real world. Assessing effects on historic resources requires not only professional expertise, but the ability to work effectively toward consensus while maintaining a progressive approach to preservation.
Galvin Preservation Associates Inc.
231 California Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: (310) 792-2690
Fax: (310) 792-2696
Contact: Andrea Galvin
Contact: Teresa Grimes
Galvin Preservation Associates Inc. is a certified woman-owned and disadvantaged business enterprise registered as a California Corporation that specializes in historic preservation planning issues. GPA was founded in 2003 and has quickly developed a strong reputation for high quality reports and surveys. The GPA project team is familiar with general planning principles and has the most up-to-date training in historic preservation and preservation planning. Specific work includes conducting studies necessary for compliance with State and Federal cultural resource laws such as Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the California Public Resources Code and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), historic resource inventories and surveys, developing historic contexts, National Register Nominations, Historic Structures Reports, mitigation on historical resources e.g. Historic American Building Survey (HABS)/ Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), and application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards, among other services.
Historic Preservation Partners
Monrovia, CA 91017
Phone: (626) 605-5007
Contact: Vanessa Withers
Historic Preservation Partners provides a wide range of preservation consulting services to the discerning property owner. Specializing in the expert preparation of Mills Act applications and Historic Structure Reports, our firm tailors each project to meet the specific needs of our clients and their historic building. Our clients benefit from the individualized attention and custom-designed services our boutique firm offers. Vanessa Withers, Principal, holds a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Southern California (USC) and personally manages all of the firm’s projects. We are deeply committed to providing quality services for all projects, regardless of size and scope.
Historic Resources Group
12 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91105-1915
Phone: (626) 793-2400
Fax: (626) 793-2401
Contact: Christy McAvoy
Contact: Peyton Hall
Courtesy Historic Resources Group
With an established reputation for quality and problem solving, Historic Resources Group is the leading historic preservation planning, architecture, and development services firm in California. Since its founding in 1989, Historic Resources Group has offered its clients - which include developers, real estate professionals, architects, non-profit organizations, community groups, and municipal, county, regional, state, and federal government agencies - a wide range of preservation services.
811 W. 7th Street, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 627-5376
Fax: (213) 627-6853
Contact: Richard Starzak
ICF International (ICF), formerly known as Jones & Stokes Associates, is one of California’s premier full-service environmental and cultural resources consulting firms. Since its creation in 1969, ICF has supported a broad range of local, state, and federal government and private-sector clients on historic preservation and planning projects, infrastructure improvement projects, and compliance with mandated government programs.
ICF staff members are experienced in the identification of architectural/historical resources that are, or may be, eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and California Register of Historical Resources (CRHR), as well as related impacts analyses to ensure compliance with Sections 4(f)/106, CEQA, and NEPA. In addition, ICF can prepare architectural plans, design studies, and adaptive use scenarios. ICF also has specialized capability in the preparation of historic resources surveys and documentation. Many of ICF’s Historians have special expertise in the evaluation of Post World War II and recent past resources.
Page & Turnbull
417 S. Hill Street, Suite 211
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 221-1200
Fax: (213) 221-1209
Contact: John D. Lesak, AIA LEED AP
Photo by Sherman Takata
Page & Turnbull, established in 1973, provides architectural and conservation services for historic buildings, resources and civic areas. Our offices are located in San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles.
Our staff includes licensed architects, designers and historians, conservators and planners organized into three studios: Architecture, Cultural Resources, and Building Technology. We approach projects with imagination and flexibility and are committed to the conservation of significant resources—where these resources can be made to function for present and future needs.
Our mission is to imagine change within historic environments through design, research, and technology, and our commitment to excellence has been acknowledged by professional organizations and in publications. The National Trust for Historic Preservation, the American Institute of Architects, the U.S. Government, California Preservation Foundation and others have honored us with more than 50 awards.
PCR Services Corporation
201 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 500
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 451-4488
Fax: (310) 451-5279
Contact: Dr. Margarita Wuellner
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PCR’s Historic Resources Division provides public and private clients with professional assistance in meeting historic resources requirements for preservation, rehabilitation and redevelopment projects pursuant to federal, state, and local regulations. PCR’s highly qualified and experienced architectural historians meet and exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Historic Preservation Professional Qualifications Standards, as set forth in 36 CFR 61. PCR’s Historic Resources Division is an established full-service historic preservation practice with comprehensive in-house capabilities for research, analysis, documentation, management and treatment of historic resources. PCR’s Historic Resource Division is also advantageously situated within the context of a mid-size Southern California environmental planning firm. From single-issue studies to complex projects, our clients benefit from the range and depth of services offered by PCR’s environmental planning and multi-disciplinary technical divisions.
Roschen Van Cleve Architects
2012 Hyperion Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 665-0074
Fax: (323) 665-0084
Contact: Christi Van Cleve, AIA
RVCA’s preservation work includes: complex urban infill projects integrating historic buildings into larger developments (Sunset&Vine historic ABC Headquarters, the upcoming Hollywood&Vine project, incorporating a W Hotel into the historic fabric of Hollywood); restoration/adaptive-reuse of landmark historic properties (Warner Brothers Original HQ Bldg. & Van de Kamp Bakery); and “Green” design for historic properties. RVCA is a full-service architectural, urban-design & planning firm specializing in historic preservation projects from inception to completion of construction. RVCA offers clients expert advice in historic survey consultation; master plan/construction cost budgeting; conditions survey of historic buildings; adaptive-reuse analysis; restoration & reuse of historic properties.
Sapphos Environmental, Inc.
430 North Halstead Street
Pasadena, CA 91107-3124
Phone: (626) 683-3547
Fax: (626) 683-3548
Contact: Leslie J. Heumann
Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm with a full service historic resources management program. Sapphos architectural historians, who meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards, offer decades of experience and a thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations. Expertise includes:
-Reconnaissance- and intensive-level historic resources surveys and significance evaluations
-Historic context statements
-National Register, California Register, and local landmark nominations
-Section 106, NEPA, and CEQA compliance
-Consultation with State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), historic commissions, and other agencies
-Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
-Rehabilitation tax credit, Mills Act, and grant applications
-Educational and interpretive exhibits, programs, publications, and presentations
-Historic Preservation plans and elements
-Adaptive reuse feasibility studies and historic structures reports
-Full range of archaeological resources services
Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is a certified MBE/WBE disadvantaged small business.