posts by courtney

Front Street Cuyahoga Falls

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Shortly after I moved to the Akron area, I was at a social event and met someone who worked in the neighboring community of Cuyahoga Falls. When she found out that I was in the historic preservation field, she asked me what I thought would be positive and/or effective for the downtown area. The first …

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And now for something completely different… freshwater mussel surveys

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Architectural history is my “main thing,” but it’s nice to diversify every now and then. This week, I am out on a freshwater mussel survey as a subconsultant to EnviroScience, Inc., a natural resources environmental consultant. When I was a historian with the West Virginia Division of Highways, I was lucky to be able to …

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Robinson Grand Theater, Clarksburg, WV

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Aurora Research Associates has been working on an exciting project in Clarksburg, WV: the rehabilitation of the historic Robinson Grand Theater. ARA is providing historic preservation consulting services, including Section 106 environmental review. The City of Clarksburg purchased the building and the project team, led by WYK Architects, is working right now on schematic designs …

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ARA featured in Crain’s Cleveland business weekly

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I was contacted and interviewed for this piece on historic preservation consulting back in the fall and it’s finally been published! I am in great company with the other consultants featured. Looks like we each have our niche in the field.  

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Ohio DOT DBE certification approved!

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I just received my letter today that Aurora Research Associates has been certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise by the Ohio Department of Transportation. In an effort to encourage groups that have historically been underrepresented as business owners, larger companies and government agencies are offered incentives to employ DBE firms as consultants, contractors and subcontractors. …

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