Architectural Historian / Cultural Resources Planner

at Page & Turnbull

personal | hannahsimonson@utexas.edu

work | simonson@page-turnbull.com


In May 2017, I received my Master's of Science in Historic Preservation at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. My primary interests are Modernist architecture and design, Brutalism, and issues of recent past preservation. My thesis—Modern Diamond Heights: Dwell-ification and the Challenges of Preserving Modernist, Redevelopment Resources in Diamond Heights, San Francisco—was awarded the Outstanding Thesis in Historic Preservation by the UT Austin School of Architecture.

I now work as an Architectural Historian/Cultural Resources Planner at Page & Turnbull in downtown San Francisco.

I am currently on the board of the DOCOMOMO/NOCA chapter, and serve as a member of the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project's Advisory Committee.

I received a BA in Religion from Reed College in 2011, where my focus was Islamic art, architecture, and material culture. I am from San Francisco and have also lived in Helsinki, Zürich, Amman, New York, Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, Illinois, and Texas. I love plants, coffee, sea kayaking, and hiking in the desert. My first career was in specialty coffee.