Natural Investigations Company is pleased to spotlight our Architectural Historian teaming partner Daly and Associates.

Pamela Daly, Architectural Historian, Daly & Associates

Daly & Associates has more than 17 years experience in historic resource management in California, Vermont, New York, and Nevada. We have performed studies in Kern, Kings, Monterey, San Joaquin, Madera, Stanislaus, Santa Clara, Alameda, Sacramento, and Yolo Counties. 

Pamela Daly is the owner and Principal Investigator of Daly & Associates. Ms. Daly earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Elmira College in Elmira, New York, and a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation at the University of Vermont. Ms. Daly’s coursework in Historic Preservation included the study of American Architecture, Historic Landscapes, and Building Conservation Techniques. Ms Daly exceeds the qualifications required by the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for professional Architectural Historians and Historians, and is accepted as a principal investigator by the California Office of Historic Preservation. 

Daly & Associates has expertise not only in assessing and evaluating classic residential and commercial architecture of the United States dating from 1740 to the 1960s, but has a wide range of experience in the survey and evaluation of military sites and structures in both the western and eastern United States. Daly & Associates has performed studies on airplane hangars, military housing, helicopter hangers, ammunition bunkers, flight simulators, and Cold War radar arrays. Industrial archaeological sites include automobile and railroad bridges, irrigation canals and ditches, gravity-fed water supply systems, sewer treatments systems, gold mines, water-pumping systems, privately-owned reservoirs, concrete arch dams, debris basins, electric transmission line towers, roads, historic signage, airplane hangars, steam-powered belt and pulley systems, and a historic zanja. 

Studies of built-environment resources include archival research, field investigation, evaluation of resources under applicable significance criteria, determinations of eligibility, assessment of project impacts/effects, management plans, and mitigation implementation. Recommended mitigation measures include use of the Secretary of the Interiors’ Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, preparation of Historic American Building Survey (HABS) documentation, Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation, Historic American Landscape (HALS) documentation, construction monitoring to protect historic resources, interpretive signage, layout and production of brochures, websites, and video displays. 

Daly & Associates has also worked with clients with historically significant buildings to restore or rehabilitate them in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Our staff is qualified to prepare Historic Structure Reports (HSR) for built-environment resources. We have the expertise and equipment to perform chromochronology, mortar analysis, historic interior evaluations, and analysis of historic paint finishes. We have prepared reports detailing the existing conditions of the interior and exterior features of a building, and presented the recommended repair and maintenance tasks necessary to protect the historic resource. 

Daly & Associates has the experience of working with many federal agencies including U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Federal Highway Administration, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife.


Pamela Daly is a 36 Code of Federal Regulations 61 qualified Architectural Historian and historic preservation professional. She specializes in the evaluation of historic resources per Federal, State and local criteria, and has extensive training to provide technical assistance in the form of historic structure assessment and conservation reports. Ms. Daly has experience with federal agencies including U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife.


Newport Library, Newport, Vermont


Bell Telephone Station, near Gorman, California


Upper Arroyo Seco Canyon, Pasadena, California


Batten Kill River, Manchester, Vermont


Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain, Grand Avenue Park, Los Angeles


Tudor Revival, Riverside, California



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