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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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Brookside Resort in Aurora, WV Approved for National Register

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I’ve been working on a National Register nomination for the former Brookside Resort in Aurora, WV since last summer and I’m pleased to announce that my nomination was approved by the WV Archives and History Commission last Friday, March 1! It now goes to the National Park Service for technical review and I expect it …

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