Cultural Resources

RK&K brings professional expertise and understanding of cultural resources to any project. Our in-house team of experienced archaeologists, architectural historians and field staff meets the Secretary of Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in Archaeology, Architectural History and History, possessing decades of experience with cultural resources regulations and procedures at the federal, state and local levels. Support personnel, including our graphics, CADD, GIS and reproduction groups, provide digital simulations and viewshed modeling, and professionally produced reports, presentations, websites and outreach materials. The cultural resources team routinely completes a range of technical studies supporting major transportation, utility, governmental and private construction projects. We regularly work with agencies, interested parties and other stakeholders in managing the public consultation process. The team can develop sensitive approaches to the treatment of historic properties and provide a range of historic documentation services leading to successful project completion.

Areas of Expertise

  • Phase I, II & III Archaeological Investigations and Curation
  • Architectural Identification and Evaluation Studies
  • Archaeological Monitoring
  • Sections 106, 110, and 4(f) Analyses and Documents
  • NEPA Compliance
  • Federal, State, and Local Permitting/Compliance
  • Consulting Parties Coordination
  • Historic/Archival Research and Historic Contexts
  • HABS/HAER/HALS Documentation
  • Battlefield Surveys
  • National Register of Historic Places and Local Nominations
  • Memorandums of Agreement/Programmatic Agreements
  • Cultural Resource Management/Historic Preservation Plans
  • Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties Compliance
  • Public Outreach and Educational Materials

Sample Projects

Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Tunnel Project, Federal Railroad Administration

Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Tunnel Project, Federal Railroad Administration

Completed Section 106, 4(f), and NEPA-related tasks, including cultural resources technical reports and extensive coordination with consulting parties.

Inwood Bypass, West Virginia Division of Highways

Inwood Bypass, West Virginia Division of Highways

Completed a Section 106 Phase I Cultural Resource Management Report, including WV SHPO Historic Property Inventory Forms.

Intercounty Connector (ICC) General Engineering Consultant (GEC), Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA)

Intercounty Connector (ICC) General Engineering Consultant (GEC), Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA)

As part of extensive off-site mitigation activities, completed Section 106 Phase I, II, and III archaeological investigations that resulted in the identification of numerous archaeological sites.

Replacement of the MD 328 Bridge Over Tuckahoe Creek, Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA)

Replacement of the MD 328 Bridge Over Tuckahoe Creek, Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA)

Section 106 archaeological investigations recorded the ruins of a late 19th century wooden bridge, bridge keeper’s house, steamboat landing, warehouse and cannery site on the banks of the creek north of the bridge. Archaeological testing identified the Koubeck Site (18CA239), a prehistoric and historic site south of the bridge.