Senior Preservation Architect / Planner

Peter Meijer Architect

Portland, OR United States


“They are architects as well as preservation specialists. Other firms will wear just an architect hat. They understand the design intent, and they get the goal. They will support our lead and our design intent.”

At PMA, we are both collaborators and leaders. We are a team of architects dedicated to the creative process of reimagining existing buildings and celebrating our collective cultural heritage. We have a boutique style of service that is highly valued. Our leadership embodies the technical knowledge of archaic materials and navigation skills of the complexities of land use and permit review processes.

Architect / Planner:

“They are the most stellar partner I had ever experienced in meeting both commitments and how responsive they are. When it comes to collaboration, they respected us as architects as well as my own experience in historic preservation.”

Peter Meijer Architect, PC is searching for a mid‐level to Senior Preservation Architect / Planner whose professional experience, work ethic, and demeanor reflect the culture and reputation of our office.

Typical Duties:

“There is professionalism, consistency, and talent that they bring that others don’t. They engage in intellectual conversations. They always listen to policy input, even if they don’t like it!”

The Senior Preservation Architect / Planner will guide our Client’s projects towards approval. The role of the Architect / Planner is to navigate and lead a project through local land use regulations and/or federal historic property incentives. Through demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the processes, PMA’s clients gain an understanding of the path towards successful land use application. A primary role of the Preservation Architect / Planner is to anticipate the challenges while offering options for resolving the challenges.

The type of daily tasks performed creates close communication between PMA staff and developers, property owners, city planning staff, review commissions and agencies, and design teams.


An architect with planning experience. Or a planner with architectural experience. Excellent writing, presentation and analytical skills are required; the ability to communicate effectively with staff, applicants and the public, as well as elected and appointed officials; the ability to meet deadlines and maintain product quality while working on multiple assignments; and it is highly critical that the Senior Preservation Architect / Planner have the ability to review and critique architectural plans to produce higher quality projects! Applicant must have a practical knowledge of current architecture & planning practices, urban design principles, zoning and transportation planning.


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in architecture or planning or related field and eight (8) to ten (10) years of professional experience. Preference may be given to applicants experienced in local government, zoning administration, urban design, and managing/facilitating development‐related applications. American Institute of Certified Planner (AICP) Certification is preferred, but not required.


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Experience Level
Senior (8-10 years)
AICP Level
Historic Preservation
Salary Range

Contact Information

Peter Meijer Architect
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