AARCHER is a consulting services firm founded in 1997 to help organizations manage environmental risk and meet their environmental performance goals.
We provide archaeological, architectural history, and historical services nationally to assist clients in complying with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Catherine has 30+ years of work experience in the field of historic preservation- in the SHPO, Maryland Historical Trust (Office of Preservation Services in grants, loans, preservation easements, and technical related services); and independently as a preservation consultant in the related fields of microscopic paint analyses for historic structures, primary research for nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, State Inventory, Century farm, and American decorative arts.
Clients for paint analyses have included: US Department of the Interior; US Naval Academy; State of MD’s Office of the Senate & Speaker of the House; State Department of Natural Resources; Johns Hopkins Univ; City of Annapolis; numerous historical societies and nonprofit organizations and private individuals owning historic structures. Awards received for this work have included: 2014 & 2013 for Rockville Police Headquarters, Rockville, MD; 1996 for Jerusalem Mill, Kingsville, MD; 1995 for Belair Mansion, Bowie, MD; 1991 & 1992 for Pine St Police Station, Baltimore, MD.
DOE’s and State Inventory forms have been produced for 13 properties statewide, owned by the State of MD’s Department of Natural Resources.
Primary independent research has resulted in two publications: The Adams Home Farm of Northwest Fork Hundred. Dover, DC: Delaware Heritage Press, 2013. The Richards House, Locust Grove, Greenwood, DE. NY: Worth Publishers, 1980.
Catherine was asked in 2004 to teach at Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD where she is now an adjunct faculty member, teaching classes related to American architectural history, historic preservation and American decorative arts in four school locations.
She holds an MS degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture & Planning, NY, NY-1980 and a BA degree in Art History from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA- 1976.
Charles Belfoure is an architect that only specializes in historic preservation. He qualifies as a historic preservation architect and an architectural historian under the Secretary of Interior’s Qualification Standards. He is also a historic tax credit consultant who has done many buildings in the Baltimore – Washington area. He is a published architectural historian as the co-author of The Baltimore Rowhouse, Niernsee & Neilson – Architects of Baltimore, author of Monuments to Money – the Architecture of American Banks, Edmund Lind – Anglo-American Architect of Baltimore and the South. In addition, he does National Register nominations, historic structures reports, and 106 review.
Clinton Brown Company Architecture, the full service historic preservation architecture firm, has more than 26 years of experience in collaboratively designing the revitalization of heritage buildings and places, balancing existing conditions, ideal vision and resources across a wide range of successful Historic Preservation projects. As a grant writing firm, we have helped our clients raise more than $31 million for their projects.
We perform specialized professional architectural and project management services in renovation, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse and historic preservation projects, with Historic Structure Reports and Building Condition Assessments, Historic Resource/Cultural Resource Surveys, Local Landmark and State/National Registers of Historic Places nominations, Historic Tax Credit Applications and grant writing and administration services for high-quality educational, institutional, governmental, commercial, and individual clients.
Coastal Archaeology & History Research, Inc. (CAHR) is a small cultural resource consulting company with offices in southern Maryland and south-central Florida. Established in 2008, CAHR’s staff and consultants have over thirty years of experience in historic preservation and archaeology throughout the U.S east coast. CAHR’s diverse team of professionals provides a range of preservation services including terrestrial and underwater archaeological survey; architectural and historic structure survey; historic designation and National Register nomination; municipal preservation planning and best practice consulting, and historic materials conservation. Through a variety of professional partnerships with professionally licensed architects, general contractor, and specialized trades CAHR is able to provide and coordinate numerous historic preservation special projects including historic structure additions, relocation, rehabilitation, and restoration carpentry and masonry work. CAHR’s clients have included municipal governments, utility companies, engineering/development firms, and private individuals.
EHT Traceries, Inc., is a certified woman-owned small business specializing in history and historic preservation. Since 1977, our award-winning firm has provided its clients with a wide range of professional services, including archival research, survey and documentation, evaluation, regulatory compliance, and preservation planning. EHT Traceries has a staff of architectural historians, historians, preservation planners, and preservation specialists, all of whom meet the professional qualifications prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior (36 CFR 61).
Historic restoration requires craftsman with special skills and experience. Gant Brunnett Architects has the knowledge and expertise to assist your organization with all aspects of the project development including planning, condition surveys, historic tax credit applications, production of construction drawings and oversight of the restoration construction. We are regularly engaged in preservation projects that require close coordination with local and State historic preservation officials, as well as public funding sources. Our award winning portfolio includes numerous National Historic Trust listed properties, including Landmark designated buildings similar to the recently completed Clifton Mansion; the former home of Johns Hopkins.
Established in 1987, Gray & Pape is a national consulting firm specializing in cultural resources management and historic preservation services. Working under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, we assist clients with navigating the federal and state requirements for projects that may potentially effect historic resources. Through eight corporate offices we provide professional consultation for all phases of work, and have established a strong reputation with clients in the energy, transportation, and government sectors for understanding the intricacies of project engineering and permitting. Our staff of more than 50 professionals include archaeologists, architectural historians, GIS Specialists, and preservation planning experts. Each meets or exceeds the Secretary of Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards (36 CFR 61 Appendix A) and are listed as qualified professionals on multiple State Historic Preservation Offices’ consultant lists.
JMA, a CCRG company, is a professional consulting firm specializing in a broad range of historic preservation, design, and cultural resource services. Established in 1968, JMA maintains offices in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and Alexandria and Charlottesville, Virginia. JMA’s multi-disciplinary staff includes landscape architects; landscape historians; prehistoric, historic, urban, and geoarcheologists; preservation planners; historians; and architectural historians, all of whom meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for their respective professions and disciplines. A support staff of CAD, GIS, and IT specialists, field and laboratory assistants, and administrative personnel further augments this professional expertise. This diverse, knowledgeable, and experienced staff interacts closely, providing each client with a breadth of in-house expertise rarely found in one firm, and ensuring a streamlined and comprehensive approach to every undertaking. JMA approaches each project with a full appreciation for the client’s objectives, constraints, schedule, and budget. JMA’s professionals successfully complete projects using a system of effective planning, project management, cost control, quality management, contract administration, and technical support. JMA’s diversity of expertise and projects, as well as a familiarity with many geographic regions is the firm’s hallmark and greatest strength. JMA also provides professional services to a wide range of clients. Private clients include architectural and engineering firms, professional and nonprofit organizations, foundations, institutions, corporations, individual property owners, and developers. Public-sector clients at the local, state, and federal levels include governmental agencies responsible for resource stewardship and preservation, as well as development-oriented agencies.
Doug Reed started in 1972 and few can match his experience and range of consulting services. Doug reviews historic structures for preparation of plans and specification preparation, advises owners on proper procedures, materials, and processes on rehabilitation of historic homes and other structures. Doug can research and write historic structure reports, assistant owners, architects and engineers in properly identifying problems and selecting the correct methods for repairs. If you want proven experience call Doug.
Retrospect, LLC is a private research and consulting firm specializing in architectural documentation and historic preservation. Founded in 2006 by Sherri Marsh Johns, the firm successfully provides clients with a range of cultural resource management services. Staff credentials are especially strong in the areas of architectural and historical research; survey and documentation; and historic preservation law compliance.
Retrospect, LLC specializes in mid-Atlantic vernacular architecture, but has experience documenting a variety of property types throughout much of the continental United States and Caribbean. Professional projects include National Register and National Historic Landmark evaluations and nominations; thematic studies; NEPA/NHPA compliance; historic property survey and identification; and State Historic Preservation Office inventory documentation.
Robinson & Associates, Inc., is a historic resources firm specializing in architectural, landscape, and cultural history. With over 25 years of experience, the firm has a longstanding expertise in projects similar to the Arlington House rehabilitation and preservation project, as well as extensive experience on projects with the National Park Service. The firm’s credentials are particularly strong in the area of review under the National Historic Preservation Act. Firm members’ strong understanding of preservation legislation and regulations; issues of historic significance, context, and compatibility; and Section 106 review has facilitated the success of many rehabilitation and restoration projects. The firm’s goals are to provide a solid research foundation upon which to base decisions on rehabilitation and/or new construction; to identify levels of historic significance on which to base treatment standards; to advise on issues of compliance with historic preservation regulations; to write historical sections of Historic Structures and Cultural Landscape Reports and other documents; and to evaluate the impact of proposed construction upon the general character and significance of historic properties.
SEARCH is a leading nationwide and global provider of cultural resources services to government and commercial customers in the Defense, Energy, Transportation, and Development markets. SEARCH is a full-service company, and we offer a multidisciplinary integration of our five divisions: Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, Architectural History, History and Archives, and Heritage Design.
Our staff of more than 80 professionals works from 15 offices nationwide, including Hawai‘i, Guam, and our 11,000-square-foot curation facility outside Washington, DC. Since 1993, SEARCH has conducted over 2,000 projects across 27 US states, 6 US territories, and 16 countries in Oceania, Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the West Indies.
Established in 1969, Skelly and Loy is a privately owned, mid-sized corporation with 6 Mid-Atlantic offices. The firm provides a myriad of professional engineering and environmental services to various public and private sector clients throughout the United States and abroad. As trends change and markets emerge, Skelly and Loy continues to build on its strong foundation and enhances its offering of professional services of mining, civil, and environmental engineering; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance studies (EISs, EAs, CEEs, etc.); natural resource management including wetlands, aquatic studies, and wildlife management; environmental, mining, and wastewater permitting; noise and air quality investigations; hazardous waste management investigations and remedial design; industrial hygiene studies; archaeological, cultural, and historical studies and documentation; digital information technology; and equipment sales, installation, operation, and maintenance of municipal, industrial, commercial, and private water, wastewater, and remediation treatment systems.
Experts with broadly based experience and sound technical skills work closely together to produce the superior work for which the firm is well known. Clients’ requirements and desires are always kept foremost by working closely with them to develop the project. The cooperation between Skelly and Loy professionals and clients allows cross-pollination of ideas from many fields of expertise, as well as from the client’s own particular insight and experience. In each task undertaken, project personnel are carefully chosen to encompass the full range of disciplines required to completely analyze a problem and provide the best practical solution.