SPARK Consulting conducts a variety of architectural and historical surveys to meet local
planning needs as well as federal regulations stipulated in Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Ms. McCarley meets the Secretary of the Interior's
Professional Standards for
an Architectural Historian as well as a Historian.
Architectural surveys are typically conducted for a certain area, defined by a project's goals and needs.
Each historic resource (at least 50 years old) within the area is individually assessed. Site Inventory Forms are typically filled out for each
resource, including descriptive information about the architecture and archival information about the history. Photographs are included of each resource, and their locations are
depicted on a map.
Finally, the resource is usually evaluated for its potential eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Historic contexts
are frequently developed for the project area as well to better assess the significance of individual sites or a potential historic district. A selection of architectural and historical surveys with reports and survey forms are available online.
Rebecca Lawin McCarley has over two decades of experience completing surveys for local historic preservation commissions, city governments, and businesses and organization completing projects requiring a Section 106 review. For more information on architectural survey projects, contact SPARK Consulting.