Gerald Takano

Gerald T. Takano: Public Historian, Planner and Preservationist

Mr. Takano is an independent preservation consultant, formerly president of TBA West, Inc., a firm providing architectural and planning service, for 12 years. He has served as architect/planner for the Western Regional Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in San Francisco, overseeing programs, strategic direction and advocacy for the preservation of historic resources in the Western U.S., and was appointed by the Governor of Hawaii to serve as a Commissioner for Hawaiian Historic Sites Review Board in the 1990s. The primary focus of his work is historic preservation, planning, urban design governmental compliance, guidelines, and historic resource assessments. Coupled with more than 15 years of experience as an architectural planner and designer in the private sector, Mr. Takano has worked with communities, governmental agencies, non-profit entities, and others to address issues pertinent to compliance, environmental reviews, architectural planning, programming, design, and history. Mr. Takano received his B.A. in Architecture from Syracuse University and graduated from the Harvard University Post Graduate Special Program in Preservation.