Thought Leadership

What in the Sam Hill? Preserving a One-of-a-Kind Museum

One of our projects in the Pacific Northwest is a museum with a fascinating and unusual history. ...

Let’s Go to Jail and Get Some Scones: From Guard Hous...

If you were looking for a spot to put a bakery, probably a historic jail on a former military base wouldn’t be high on your list. ...

Preservation in Death Valley, Part II: Preserving Histo...

Preserving and rehabilitating modernist buildings in the desert has its own challenges....

Preservation in Death Valley, Part I: Preserving Histor...

Preserving the built environment in Death Valley requires ingenuity and patience. ...

3D Documentation in Death Valley

Laser scanning technology captured 3D documentation of historic Ryan, a mining camp in Death Valley....

From Mentee to Mentor—Coming Full Circle with the ACE...

Annette Marvin was led to the field of architecture through the ACE program when she was in high school. Now a mentor, she coaches students in San Francisco....

Diversifying Preservation

Architectural Historian and Preservation Planner Mickie Torres-Gil blogs about the movement to refocus the preservation community, widening the scope beyond just the buildings and her attendance at the Past Forward conference....

Lasers, the Crytoporticus, and Negative Ions: A Visit t...

2016 was an exciting year for travel for ARG Principal Kitty Vieth. One exciting adventure lead her to Rome, Florence, Pisa, Ferrara, San Benedetto Po, Cremona, and Milan in six days!...

Fired Up: An Architect and Ceramicist

ARG Principal Debbie Cooper blogs about her introduction into the world of ceramics ......

Pigeon Point Lighthouse Historic Presevration

A Tale of Two Lighthouses

In 1867, a steamer left France carrying the parts needed to construct a lighthouse......

Reviving San Francisco’s Cinema History with a Contem...

New Mission Theater - Revival of a forgotten gem in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District...

Architecture, Planning and Conservation Firm in Portland Oregon - ARG

Meet the Morgan Building, ARG Portland’s New Home!

Get to know the Morgan Building, ARG Portland's new home....

Postcard from Washington, D.C.

On Monday, November 30 and Tuesday, December 1st, I attended two events in Washington, D.C.....

The Huntington Education and Visitor Center - Architecture - ARG

Growing the Huntington: A Conversation with Laurie Sowd...

An insight into the new Education and Visitor Center at the Huntington in Pasadena, designed by Architectural Resources Group....

The Golden Pioneer: Preserving the Oregon State Capitol

In 1935, Oregon lost its State Capitol to fire—for the second time....

The Evolving Field of Historic Preservation, Part II

One of the nuances that preservationists—especially conservation specialists like myself—love is when history and art meet....

The Evolving Field of Historic Preservation, Part I

When I started working in preservation, the field was marginalized. ...

Lessons from the Napa Earthquake

The 6.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Napa in 2014 could have been a lot worse. ...

Historic and Future Hospitality

Our firm has worked on a number of historic hotel projects over the years, including landmark many hotels....

Postcard from the Prairie

Before I went to the recent Docomomo US symposium in Minneapolis, I had never been to the Midwest....

The View From California Tower

After 80 years, the best panoramic view in San Diego is finally accessible to the public again....

Greening Historic Buildings in France

Recently I had the opportunity to spend time in France investigating the intersection of preservation and sustainability....

Talking Preservation

Communications is a central but often underemphasized aspect of preservation planning....

Danville Veterans Memorial Building - Architectural Rehabilitation - ARG

More Than A Memorial

After World War I, many communities in the United States constructed veterans memorial buildings to honor those who fought for their country and to provide a gathering place for veterans organizations....

Exclusive and Distinctive: Kistler Vineyards

Kistler Vineyards is a small winery founded by Steve Kistler and his family in Sonoma County, California, in 1978....