SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Design Reviews Using Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties
 
Large Projects
 

940 Battery, San Francisco

280 7th Street, San Francisco

Burlingame Post Office

851 Main Street, Redwood City  

469 Eddy Street, San Francisco

740 Washington, San Francisco

290 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco

25 Mason Street, San Francisco

1298 Howard Street, San Francisco

1128 Douglas Avenue, Burlingame  

Holman’s Department Store, Pacific Grove

Monterey County Courthouse, Salinas

Riverside County Courthouse, Riverside

Chico Train Station, Chico  

 

Small Projects
 

1016 Warren Street, Redwood City

635 Morse Avenue, Sunnyvale

121 San Pablo Avenue, San Francisco

988 Customs Road, Pebble Beach

1101 Rodero Drive, Pebble Beach

164 12th Street, Pacific Grove

143 18th Street, Pacific Grove

156 Pacific Street, Pacific Grove

143 Congress Street, Pacific Grove

 

 
 
Historic Resource Evaluations 
 

8046 Poplar, Carmel

2140 Market Street, , San Francisco

49 Van Buren Street, San Francisco

300 Castro Street, San Francisco

1555 Union Street, San Francisco

935 North Point, San Francisco

1298 Howard, San Francisco

469 Eddy Street, San Francisco

439 Eddy Street, San Francisco

740 Washington, San Francisco

290 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco

153 Arkansas Street, San Francisco

930 Baker Street, San Francisco

4326 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco

1465 Lombard Street, San Francisco

25 Mason Street, San Francisco

2300 Vallejo Street, San Francisco

1620 Montgomery Street, San Francisco

87 Ford Street, San Francisco

225-227 Front Street, San Francisco

759 College Avenue, Palo Alto

635 Morse Avenue, Sunnyvale

Pacific Press Complex, Mountain View

Holman’s Garage, Pacific Grove

Fox Theater, Redwood City

San Jose Hospital, San Jose

Park View Towers, San Jose

500 South First Street San Jose

Villa Siena Residential Care and Nursing Facility, Mountain View

Philbrick Boat Works/603 Embarcadero, Oakland

222 19th Street, Oakland

Berkeley High School, Berkeley

3134 Gardella Plaza, Livermore

Alta Schmidt House, Orland

 

 
Historic Context Statements
 
 

Gardens in the City: San Francisco Residence Parks

Identified themes, synthesized information, and wrote a narrative of the historic context of the early 20th century residence parks, including important patterns, events, people, architectural types, and cultural values.

 

California High Speed Train, San Francisco to San Jose, EIR-EIS

Wrote the historic context statement for the 47-mile long project involving three counties and seventeen cities and towns. 

 

Oceanview-Merced-Ingleside (OMI), San Francisco

Identified themes, synthesized information, and wrote a narrative of the historic context of the OMI District, including important patterns, events, people, architectural types, and cultural values. Report was adopted by the City of San Francisco.

 

Parkside District, San Francisco

Identified themes, synthesized information, and wrote a narrative of the historic context of the Parkside District, including important patterns, events, people, architectural types, and cultural values. Report was adopted by the City of San Francisco.

 

Mississippi Homeowner Assistance Grant Program, Mississippi Development Authority, Gulfport, MS

Identified themes, synthesized information, and wrote a narrative of the historic context of Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, Bay St. Luis, and Waveland, Mississippi.

 

 

 

The following projects determined whether a resource qualifies as a historical resource under the California Environmental Quality Act: 

 

2808 El Camino Real, Redwood City

1606 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

1675 Kentfield Avenue, Redwood City

629 Arlington Road, Redwood City

930 Babbs Creek, Gilroy

2846 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco

Marks Ranch, Salinas

Hemet/Ryan Airport, Hemet

Perrone’s Grinder, Glen Avon, Riverside County

Glen Avon VFW Hall, Glen Avon, Riverside County

104 Charter Street, Redwood City 

Blackie Road, Monterey County

Barns at the Monterey County Laurel Campus, Salinas 

9350 Sheldon Road, Elk Grove 

San Francisco Golf Club, San Francisco 

60 Normandie Terrace, San Francisco 

575 Vermont Street, San Francisco

4722 Mission Street, San Francisco

2101 Bryan Street, San Francisco

4 Star Theatre, 2200 Clement Street, San Francisco

4716 Mission Street, San Francisco

77 Battery Street, San Francisco

2915-17 Laguna Street, San Francisco

544 London Street, San Francisco

 

 

 

Preservation Planning    
 

Downtown Precise Plan, Redwood City

Conducted historic impact assessments of several new developments pursuant to the Downtown Precise Plan.  Developed the first mitigation measure under the plan for historic resources at 303 and 321 Fuller Streets.  Testified before the Historic Resources Advisory Committee and the Planning Commission. Reviews conducted for 103 Wilson, Classics@Redwood City, 127 Franklin, 145 Monroe Street, 605 Middlefield, 488 Winslow Street, 2114 Broadway, 601 Marshall, 605 Middlefield, 30 California Street, 801 Brewster, 612 Jefferson, .

 

 
Surveys
 

Academy of Art University, EIR, San Francisco

Surveyed 662 properties across downtown San Francisco for use in a database of historic properties.     

 

Academy of Art University, Conditional Use Historic Assessment. San Francisco

Analyzed the historic alterations of 27 commercial, apartment, hotel, and church buildings, including seven interiors based on permit history, historic photos, and site visits.    

 

Oceanview, San Francisco

Surveyed 1,100 properties dating from the 19th and early 20th century and completed 93 DPR 523B forms. Determined that 38 properties were eligible for local historic designation.

 

Market & Octavia Area Plan Historic Resource Survey, San Francisco  

Performed field work and research for the 1,500-parcel, involving 1,563 DPR 523A forms, 155 DPR 523B forms, and 8 Historic District DPR 523D forms containing 719 properties.

 

Almaden Court, San Francisco

Performed field work and researched and completed 24 DPR 523A and 523B forms and one District DPR 523 form for a cul-de-sac of

stucco-clad, Revivalist-style residential buildings constructed between 1936 and 1941 on the site of the former Odd Fellows Cemetery.

 

 

 

 
National Register Nominations
 

Southern Pacific Railroad Bayshore Roundhouse, Brisbane

Performed archival research, field drawings, and photography to justify listing the early 20th century roundhouse on the National Register of Historic Places. Wrote all the sections of the nomination and prepared the submission. The nomination was accepted by the Keeper of the National Register on March 26, 2010.

 

Hagemann Farm Historic District, Livermore

Performed archival research, site survey, field drawings, and photography to document 18 contributory and one non-contributory buildings and structures making up the 19th century Hagemann Farm Historic District. Wrote section 8 of the National Register nomination and contributed to the report’s preparation. The nomination was accepted by the Keeper of the National Register on January 10, 2008.

 

 

 
Mitigation/Documentation

 

South Park, San Francisco

 

Eardley Pump House, Pacific Grove

 

303 and 313 Fuller Street, Redwood City   

 

Luna Lodge, a Route 66 historic motel. Historic American Engineering Record, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, HAER No. Nm-13, March 2007.

 

“Winsor Blacksmith Shop,” a historic stable in Milpitas. HABS documentation accepted by the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, April 11, 2006.

 

 

 
Section 106 Historic Evaluations and Surveys

 

5th Avenue Pump House, Redwood City

The project was to demolish the Fifth Avenue Pump House and replace it with an upgraded reinforced-concrete block building. The evaluation concluded that the 5th Avenue Pump House did not appear eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; therefore, there were no effects on historic resources and no mitigation measures were necessary.

 

Jack Rabbit to Big Sky Meadow Transmission Line Project, Gallatin National Forest, MT

Conducted on-site survey and research in compressed timeframe in conjunction with U.S. Forest Service to determine the eligibility of 68 recreation residences (log cabins) for the National Register.

 

California High Speed Train, San Francisco to San Jose, EIR-EIS

Surveyed 2,000 properties and completed 80 DPR A forms. 

 

Veterans Administration, Fresno Hospital Campus

Surveyed and researched the 1950-era Fresno VA hospital, determined its historical significance, and the effects of a construction project on historic resources. Although designed by noted Bay Area architects Masten and Hurd, the buildings slated for demolition were not distinctive and had lost integrity. 

 

Housing Authority of the City of Paso Robles, Oak Park Housing Project

Performed records search, archival research, site survey, and photography to establish the historic significance of the buildings on the 30-acre site. Prepared Department of Parks and

Recreation 523 forms and concluded that the buildings were not eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Consolidated Area Housing Authority of Sutter County, Maple Park Housing Project,  

Performed records search, archival research, site survey, and photography in Live Oak to establish the historic significance of the buildings on the 10-acre site. Prepared Department of Parks and Recreation 523 forms and concluded that the buildings were not eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Additional Public Housing section 106 reports:

Affordable Housing Authority, Rancho Cordova

Hacienda Housing, Salinas

 

Mississippi Homeowner Assistance Grant Program, Mississippi Development Authority, Gulfport, MS

Established a field organization and implemented a complex Programmatic Agreement to conduct historic evaluations in four coastal counties in Mississippi. Performed 50 historic resource evaluations. 

 

Berkeley Corporation Yard, Berkeley

Performed archival research, site survey, and photography to establish the historic significance of 14 buildings on the 4.9-acre site. Prepared Department of Parks and Recreation 523 forms and concluded that the buildings were not eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 CONTACT 

Please contact me so we can discuss your needs. I can explain the process and answer any questions. 

After we talk, I will send you a proposal, ask for a retainer, and will bill upon completion of the report. I will revise the report once based upon comments from the local jurisdictions, if any, at no additional charge.

I'll always be available to help if needed.

RICHARD BRANDI

Historic Preservation Consulting