Preservation Planning & Public Outreach

AKRF’s experts provide surveying, mapping, and georeferencing capabilities to identify an area’s historic and archaeological resources and determine the issues that may affect related planning initiatives.

Our planners, historians, architectural historians, and archaeologists work extensively with developers, institutions, preservation groups, municipalities, and government agencies to inform planning efforts that affect cultural resources.

We develop design and preservation guidelines to allow for viable development to proceed in consideration of significant historic sites, buildings, and contexts. We also collaborate with AKRF’s in-house graphic and production specialists to create presentations, brochures, and other public materials that are attractive, well-designed, and informative.

The scope of our services includes:

  • Historic and archaeological resource surveys
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS) mapping/ historic map georeferencing
  • Feasibility studies
  • Design guidelines
  • Preservation guidelines
  • Historic resources training
  • Public presentations support
  • Brochure development
  • Public reports and educational materials
  • Interpretative exhibits planning