From nineteenth-century dogtrots to twentieth-century Ranch houses, TerraX architectural historians have documented the gamut of southern architecture and meet or exceed the Professional Qualification Standards set by the Secretary of the Interior (36 CFR 61). TerraX architectural history services include federal/state compliance review (NHPA Section 106, CWA Section 404, NEPA, GEPA, etc.), historic resource surveys, NRHP nominations, historic context development, federal/state historic tax credit consultation, integrated cultural resource plans, HABS/HAER/HALS documentation, and public interpretation programs, materials, and digital media.
Section 106 Review: In compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), TerraX is often contracted to complete Section 106 reviews of historic resources within an area of potential effect relative to the project at hand. TerraX architectural historians are knowledgeable of the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) requirements for each of the states in which we operate. We carefully consider the direct and visual effects each project may present and negotiate with the involved agencies to develop a Memorandum of Agreement if mitigation is necessary.
Historic Resource Surveys: The first step to preservation is identifying and documenting extant resources. TerraX architectural historians quickly and efficiently complete survey projects by using maps and aerial photography to identify resources, document them with the state’s standard survey form or survey GIS software and high resolution photography, make the information accessible via state databases, and then translate the findings into survey reports with actionable next steps.
National Register of Historic Places Nominations & Tax Credit Consultation: Listing a resource in the NRHP is both an honor recognizing its significant history and a tool to qualify for state and federal tax incentives for rehabilitation. TerraX architectural historians have the skills to document a resource’s history and then navigate the process of listing it on the NRHP through the respective SHPO. Once it has been determined eligible or listed, we can then apply the Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation and consult with the SHPO to earn tax credits that help finance the project.