Finding and Hiring a Preservation Consultant

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) works with project sponsors, cultural resource consultants and preservation architects to develop solutions for complying with the state and federal laws. These studies must follow professional standards regarding survey and reporting methods.

Check our publications, such as Finding and Hiring a Preservation Consultant, for additional information.

You can obtain lists of most professional archeologists in Texas (many of whom perform contract archeological investigations) online at: Council of Texas Archeologists or Register of Professional Archeologists  or ArcheologyFieldwork.com.  Please note that other potentially qualified archeologists not included on these lists may be used.

To locate a qualified architect, contact local preservation organizations or owners of historic properties in your area. For a list of architects with experience preparing master plans for historic courthouses, vist this section of the courthouse program page list of consultants Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program. Further information on architects in your area may also be obtained through your local chapter of the Texas Society of Architects.

If you are new to working in Texas, please review the THC requirements and procedures found under Archeological Consultants New to Texas. For additional information, you can contact the regional archeologists or Project Reviewers.