Preservation Design Partnership Architectural Fellowship

(October 9, 2017) -- The Center for Cultural Sustainability—part of the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning at the University of Texas at San Antonio—seeks a recent graduate to serve a one-year term as the inaugural Preservation Design Partnership Architectural Fellow. The position, sponsored by Preservation Design Partnership, LLC, will offer exposure to a variety of projects that will enhance an array of professional skills. Work tasks will encompass principles of historic preservation practice, community inclusion and engagement, and philosophical rationale of design and treatment recommendations.

The Fellow will report to the Director of the CCS. Duties and responsibilities will involve heritage planning work plus professional consulting for UNESCO World Heritage cultural sites as well as other properties designated historic.


Anticipated tasks:

  • Research and writing on the development, meaning and value of historic urban landscapes;
  • Preparation of Historic Structure Reports and similar planning documents, including technical writing for sections on history, chronology, physical description, historical significance, condition assessment, and treatment (philosophical approach, use/interpretation, building codes, and future priorities);
  • Client communications and meetings;
  • Measured drawings (including work from LIDAR scans), photography and architectural illustrations to support preservation planning documents; and
  • Urban design and planning for cultural sustainability of the San Antonio Missions World Heritage site and its 2,068 hectare Buffer Zone.


Required education:

  • Professional degree in architecture with demonstrated interest in historic preservation.


To apply:

Send cover letter/email, resume, list of three references and work samples to CCS Director William Dupont.
Please submit materials by Monday 30 October 2017.

About the sponsor:

Philadelphia-based Preservation Design Partnership (PDP) is the lead consultant for master planning and conservation of the Alamo in San Antonio. PDP specializes in planning, design and architecture for historic sites and buildings.

About the CCS:

The Center for Cultural Sustainability explores the continuity of cultural systems of human existence. Cultural sustainability includes consideration, understanding and respect for heritage—identities and values that bind people to places.