We are very pleased to announce that Ms. Elizabeth Porterfield recently joined Hicks & Company as an Architectural Historian

As Architectural Historian,  Elizabeth’s responsibilities will include conducting historic resource surveys, researching and documenting a variety of resource types, writing property descriptions and historical narratives, providing eligibility recommendations for historic properties, and assessing project effects to historic resources. She has worked extensively with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Section 106 and Antiquities Code of Texas regulations. Ms. Porterfield meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Qualification Standards 36 CFR 61 as an Architectural Historian.

Elizabeth comes to Hicks with more than 11 years of experience, having served  as an Architectural Historian with the City of San Antonio Transportation and Capital Improvements Department, Ms. Porterfield managed cultural resource compliance for the City’s infrastructure and development projects. She conducted historic reconnaissance surveys and provided internal clearance for local projects. She is experienced in coordination with the Texas Historical Commission (THC), Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). With the City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation, Ms. Porterfield was responsible for Section 106 and Texas Antiquities Code compliance. She also determined the eligibility of potential landmarks and historic districts, directed public meetings, and coordinated preservation outreach and educational events for the community.

Elizabeth received a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004 and became TxDOT Precertified in the categories of 2.8.1 Surveys. Resources & Documentation of Historic Buildings and 2.11.1 Historical & Archival Research.

You can reach Elizabeth at:

Elizabeth Porterfield

Elizabeth Porterfield

Architectural Historian