San Francisco, California 94111
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
+1 415 828 1451


Whether you want to preserve the character of a historic structure,
breathe life back into a treasured work of art, or something in between,
ARG/CS can help.

ARG/CS Conservation Construction

General Contracting & Conservation. It's certainly an uncommon combination, but it's one that enables ARG/CS to provide the robust scope of services that it does. It means that we can take care of more of the details so you can focus more on the big picture.

Design Build & Construction Management

ARG Conservation Services has worked with a diverse range of public and private entities to tailor conservation projects, both as a sole-source entity and a general contractor managing teams of rehabilitation specialists in concert with other design professionals.  The firm is equipped to undertake LEED-related projects.

Materials Conservation

ARG Conservation Services employs trained conservators who combine their expertise in modern methods and traditional craftsmanship to restore a broad spectrum of materials including historic finishes, murals, metals, stone, masonry, wood, and plaster. Work is performed onsite and in our conservation lab.

Seismic Upgrades

ARG Conservation Services undertakes seismic upgrades of monuments and historic structures. The latter include specialty projects involving archaic materials like stone and adobe, in addition to concrete and other conventional building materials.

Surveys & Recommendations

ARG Conservation Services is frequently retained to conduct detailed surveys and provide recommendations for treatment and conservation of historic structures and cultural materials. The firm employs in-house diagnostic and laboratory equipment to evaluate structural features and analyze materials and finishes.


ARG Conservation Services staff are well-acquainted with the standards for state and federal review processes relating to historic preservation projects. During the life of a project, our team secures conceptual approvals with local and building code officials and represents clients before regulatory agencies. We often work with non-profit groups and stewards of historic landmarks, and are pleased to offer public information sessions to assist with fundraising efforts and advocacy.

Education & Outreach

ARG Conservation Services is committed to promoting historic preservation through community advocacy and professional development. ARG Conservation Services runs a robust internship program, hosts regular Conservation Roundtables with other leaders in the field, and maintains an AIA credit program. Principals and staff run workshops and training courses for conservators and stewards of monuments and historic buildings.
ARG Conservation Services proudly supports community arts and preservation bodies, including the San Francisco Arts CommissionSan Francisco Architectural Heritage, and Leap.