I work with architectural historians to provide historical context in support of national and state historic register nominations under the guidelines issued by the National Park Service and state offices of historic preservation, California in particular. I also analyze building projects for Section 106 and CEQA compliance.
For the Historic Resources Inventory project of the City of Fremont, California, for instance, I researched the potential historical significance of an Associated Oil Company depot and several banks, including their directors. Subsequently I conducted several investigations for architectural historian Woodruff Minor, who was a principal investigator on the Historic Resources Inventory project. They included histories of several companies whose activities were clustered in an industrial district of Berkeley, California. I also conducted research for Mr. Minor in the writing of his book, The Architecture of Ratcliff (2006).