PLANNING & RESEARCH
Our Cultural Resources and Planning Studio analyzes an extraordinary mixture of properties. Our historians, architectural historians, and preservation planners are able to determine whether a property is historically significant and what makes it so. Following the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and relevant Guidelines, our staff makes determinations of significance, identifies character-defining features, and develops recommendations informed by the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties or Treatment of Cultural Landscapes directives. Every day we conduct historic research, learning more about buildings, sites, and structures across the country. We tap into many archives for text, images, and drawings about a property and compile that data into easy-to-read, actionable reports.