|Announcing Rosie's new Chief of Cultural
August 5, 2008
The following came from Martha J. Lee, General Superintendent John Muir NHS, Eugene O'Neill NHS, Port Chicago Naval Magazine NM and Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front NHP:
I am delighted to announce that Ric Borjes will be coming to our four
national park sites here in the East Bay to work with us as our new Chief
of Cultural Resources. He will be duty stationed in Richmond and will join
us in early September. With his wealth of experience, his knowledge of the
preservation world and his contacts throughout the area and the state, we
are truly lucky to have lured him across the Bay!
Ric is currently the Federal Preservation Officer for the Presidio Trust in
San Francisco. While he has been at the Presidio, he has reviewed major
historic building rehabilitation projects for conformance with the
Secretary’s Standards including the $45 million rehabilitation of three
historic buildings for the Disney Family Museum. He has also supported and
guided developers through major historic building rehabilitations applying
for federal historic preservation tax incentives, including the $85 million
rehabilitation of the Public Health Center Hospital and the $16 million
rehabilitation of the International Center to End Family Violence. He has
overseen and guided the preparation of evaluation and analysis reports
including the Mountain Lake Cultural Landscape Assessment, the
Quartermaster Reach Cultural Landscape Report, and the Vacant Historic
Buildings Conditions Assessments.
Some of you may know Ric from his past work experiences with the National
Park Service: he worked from 1989 to 2005 at Golden Gate National
Recreation Area, starting as a Project Historical Architect and advancing
to the position of Chief of Cultural Resources and Museum Management. He
worked in the regional office as the Regional Historical Architect in the
1980s and was also an historical architect in the (former) Rocky Mountain
Region from 1975-1982. He has experience working in the private sector as a
draftsman and architect.
With a degree in architecture from the University of Colorado, Ric is a
registered architect. His interests outside work include acting, music,
writing and exercise.
I know you will all welcome him warmly when he arrives.
Martha J. Lee
John Muir NHS, Eugene O'Neill NHS, Port Chicago Naval Magazine NM and
Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front NHP
1401 Marina Way South, Richmond, CA 94804
Phone: (510) 232-1545
Fax: (510) 232-5504