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ARCHITECT / DIRECTOR

New History is dedicated to increasing the use and viability of historic buildings and sites. Our integrated team includes historians, design professionals, and consultants for historic building redevelopment - all with a depth of experience in the regulatory, financial, and physical framework of historic preservation. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, New History works with a range of clients including regional and national real estate developers, cities, counties, architecture firms, and educational institutions, among others.

We believe that buildings embody stories that tell us where we come from and who we are. We leverage this history for the sustainable reuse of our built environment, which is why we regard use as the best form of preservation.

An Architect is expected to bring the following expertise to our team and clients:

  • Design for Reuse: Ability to collaborate with clients and project teams to develop conceptual design solutions for building reuse that meet project requirements and historic preservation regulations.

  • Historical Architecture: Knowledge of historic materials and features and experience with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties (“the Standards”).

  • Historic Tax Credits: Experience with state and federal historic tax credits.

  • Building Assessments: Expertise in historic materials surveys and condition assessments, documentation of existing conditions, and development of prioritized recommendations for repair.

  • Construction Administration: Working knowledge of project delivery, construction administration processes, and compliance with historic preservation approvals during construction.

  • Consulting and Project Management: Client service, project communication, and execution of project strategies, including collaboration with team, clients, reviewing agencies, and stakeholders.

  • Business Development: Active participation in client relationships and business development.

 

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in architecture, historic preservation, or related field with 5+ years of experience

  • Professional licensure to practice architecture, strongly preferred

  • Valid driver’s license and capacity to travel

  • Desire to be part of a small, highly competent, self-managed team in a hybrid work environment

  • Strong relationship and client management skills, with excellent written and verbal communication

  • Passion for historic building redevelopment

 

Compensation and Benefits

New History provides a comprehensive compensation package, including: Salary commensurate with experience and skills, substantial opportunities for bonuses, retirement plan (401K) with employer matching, health insurance, long-term disability insurance, parental leave, support for continuing education, and other benefits. New History offers a highly collaborative work environment with a high-performing team, a flexible work schedule including remote work, and substantial leadership and growth opportunities. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Kirk Davis, Managing Partner, at davis@newhistory.com

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