Dr. Patrick W. O’Bannon is a recognized expert in historic preservation and cultural resources management with more than 30 years of experience. He has served as President of the American Cultural Resources Association and the National Council on Public History. His skills as a historian and project manager have brought more than 750 cultural resources management projects throughout the United States to successful completion. Dr. O’Bannon has worked with numerous federal and state agencies and is expert in all facets of the Section 106 consultation process, with a particular strength in resources of technological, industrial, or engineering significance. He has managed large indefinite quantity contracts for the Ohio, New Jersey, and Delaware Departments of Transportation, the Baltimore District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. He is experienced in supervising work for multiple simultaneous task orders.
Over his career, Dr. O’Bannon has worked for the National Park Service, a state historic preservation office, and private consulting firms. He has conducted research in archives throughout the nation and has authored several peer-reviewed publications, in addition to dozens of technical reports. He has managed NEPA and NHPA compliance projects in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Pacific Northwest for public and private sector clients, and has prepared the full range of NEPA and NHPA compliance documents, as well as historic preservation planning studies, Cultural Resources Management Plans, cultural landscape studies, HABS/HAER studies, National Register nominations, and public information materials.
Dr. O’Bannon is the firm’s Northeast Regional Manager.