Texas Historical Commission

Position Title:  Historic Sites Division Architect

Classification Title:  Architect III

Salary: $6,666.67-$7,500.00/Month

JOB OBJECTIVE:  Assist the Historic Sites Division Chief Architect with moderate or complex architectural work. Work involves developing and managing preservation, rehabilitation, new construction, and maintenance projects located throughout the state for the Texas Historical Commission (THC). Work under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


  1. Assist the Chief Architect in contracting and overseeing the development of architectural plans and specifications for repair and restoration of the state’s historic sites to ensure compliance with sound architectural and historic preservation practices, established standards, and applicable codes and regulations.
  2. Manage coordination with the Division of Architecture and the Archeology Division.
  3. Manage coordination with the State Fire Marsha’s Office and the Texas Department of Transportation.
  4. Inspect existing buildings and develop detailed scopes of work and cost estimates.
  5. Prepare conceptual plans, feasibility studies, and Construction Documents using AutoCAD, Revit, and/or SketchUp software.
  6. Review and manage the work of contracted architects, engineers, and other related consultants.
  7. Perform Construction Contract Administration duties during the project construction phase.
  8. Catalog and maintain project record documents.
  9. Conduct inspections for compliance with laws and specifications.
  10. Track building conditions and cyclical maintenance activities.
  11. Work with architects/engineers and construction contractors to enforce warranty obligations and coordinate corrective action.
  12. Provide technical information and architectural consultation to field staff at State historic sites.
  13. Participate in planning for collections care, interpretation, and educational programs, as needed.
  14. Assist in developing RFQs and RFP for Level 2 and Level 3 projects.
  15. Provide final approval for all construction pay applications for Level 2 projects.
  16. Attend substantial completion and final completion meeting for Level 3 construction projects.
  17. Assist in developing solicitation documents and monitoring the bidding and contracting processes.
  18. Serve as the back to the Historic Sites Chief Architect.
  19. Adhere to an established work schedule with regular attendance.
  20. Follow all THC safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements.


  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are met):

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Architecture or a related field;
  • Minimum seven years of professional work experience in a professional office environment preparing Construction Documents and/or performing Construction Contract Administration duties;
  • Ability to utilize AutoCAD or Revit proficiently to produce construction documents;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Work experience overseeing the workflow of projects and staff;
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and ability to drive a state vehicle; and
  • Required to travel up to 20% of the work period.


  • Master’s degree in Architecture, with an emphasis on Historic Preservation or Architectural History;
  • Experience in applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties;
  • Skill in using SketchUp to produce 3D renderings; and/or
  • Proficiency in Revit.

For more information, and to apply for this job, please visit https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/808/jobdetail.ftl?job=00042187 .