Apogee provides full-service cultural resource compliance services to clients throughout the United States. Our professional staff has the technical skills and regulatory experience to assist clients with all their cultural resource requirements, from early planning and site selection analyses to complex consultations and development of mitigative agreement documents. Apogee archaeologists and architectural historians are recognized industry wide as experts in their disciplines. All key staff meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior standards in their respective fields, and maintain active memberships in organizations such as the Register of Professional Archaeologists. Apogee is also a member of the American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA), the trade association supporting and promoting the interests of cultural resource management (CRM) firms in the United States. ACRA’s member firms employ thousands of cultural resources professionals and undertake many of the CRM studies and investigations in the United States. ACRA firms actively promote best practices within the CRM industry to balance development and preservation responsibly.
Our team of professionals regularly assist clients in identifying and assessing cultural resource compliance needs during initial project planning. Through the development of screening and consultative documents, such as desktop analyses and agency coordination materials, Apogee helps clients identify potential issues early on. Ultimately, this reduces the likelihood of encountering unexpected “fatal flaws” and works to streamline the regulatory process.
Our architectural historians have extensive project experience identifying and evaluating historic properties, including planning, conducting, and completing viewshed and blasting zone analyses. Apogee’s specialists have the knowledge of regulatory requirements and the up‐to‐date project experience to produce positive, timely results.
Apogee architectural historians regularly complete surveys to identify historic-age architectural resources, assess their eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), and coordinate with State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO) to document and identify significant historic properties. Further, our team specializes in the development of unique survey methods such as viewshed and blasting zone surveys, as well as complex assessments of adverse effect resulting from diverse types of undertakings. Should adverse effects to significant architectural resources be identified, the Apogee team is prepared to develop all necessary documentation and coordinate consultation efforts needed to resolve those effects in a positive, timely manner.