Interactive Resources seeks a Preservation Architect, or a candidate with relevant experience on a licensing track, to join our team. Since 1973, our firm has provided exceptional architectural design, structural engineering and planning services, with a focus on green building principles and strategies. “Interactive resources” refers to the collaborative and effective business environment our firm cultivates to support a highly productive and creative team.

Interactive Resources also has a long and successful practice of historical preservation, including rehabilitation, restoration, and reconstruction services. We have designed and overseen the construction of hundreds of historical projects completed in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and employing the California Historical Building Code.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Historic building rehabilitation, restoration, preservation, and reconstruction
  • Programming and development studies
  • Conceptual design
  • Contract documents for preservation
  • ADA compliance design
  • National landmark nominations
  • State and National Register Nominations
  • Historic context statements
  • Historic resource evaluations and surveys
  • Condition surveys
  • Section 106 documentation
  • Tax credit documentation
  • DPR forms
  • Mills Act applications
  • Design/peer review
  • Historic structures reports
  • Historic American Building Survey documentation (HABS)
  • CEQA cultural resource assessments
  • Secretary of the Interior’s Standards Analysis

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • A Degree in Architecture from a program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board OR a Bachelor of Arts with a major in architecture plus two years working in an architecture firm specializing in preservation.
  • AIA or comparable license or certification, or currently on a licensing track.
  • Knowledge of fundamental principles of historic preservation and architectural conservation and ability to apply them to project work.
  • Skilled at applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
  • Experience in project management from conception to completion (definition of project, development of tasks to accomplish the project, coordination and monitoring of work, delivering project on time and within budget).
  • Experience developing proposals, project budgets.
  • Knowledge of client and consultant contracting and negotiation techniques, contract conditions and contract review processes.

Cover letter, resume and work examples should be e-mailed to careers @ in PDF format, only 2MB maximum. No phone calls or visits, please.

About Interactive Resources
Interactive Resources is a multi-disciplined firm offering architectural design, structural engineering and planning services. Founded in 1973, our well-published and award-winning firm also provides many specialized services for a wide range of projects, including educational facilities, corporate offices, industrial, commercial, retail, municipal, cannabis facilities, and historic buildings. Interactive Resources’ dual emphasis on design and problem resolution reinforces our commitment to comprehensive service and underlines our rigorous standards for quality. “Interactive resources” refers to the highly collaborative and effective work environment our firm cultivates for its architects and engineers to foster a highly productive and creative team. Our special mix of focused but flexible production is a winning feature for our clients and team members.

Our main office is located in the historic East Bay neighborhood of Point Richmond. We are strategically located to serve the major business hubs of Northern California, while conveniently situated for easy daily commutes to Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Marin and surrounding communities. Known as the “Hidden City,” Point Richmond is an active neighborhood with many restaurants, the Plunge Natatorium, Miller Knox Regional Park, Keller Beach, and is a sailing and recreational destination. The City of Richmond is embarking on a period of exciting growth which has attracted development and significant solar tech firms, as well as a cultural renaissance; Richmond is home to the Craneway Pavilion & Events Center and the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park & Visitors Center.

117 Park Place • Point Richmond, CA • 94801 •  • • 510-236-7435