Ana Borlas-Ivern



San Francisco


P 628.231.2817

Ana’s middle school passion for history was so strong that she eventually pursued it as a career. She was a research teaching assistant for a few semesters, and her favorite part of graduate school was writing her thesis. She has continued on this trajectory of this passion as a historian focused on architectural history.

Ana has dedicated her career to studying, documenting, and interpreting the built environment. Her experience includes preservation planning, historic resource evaluation, historical documentation (HABS), National Historic Preservation Act/Section 106 reviews, tax credit application preparation, and National Register eligibility reviews. She has worked on various projects ranging from extensive government facilities to single-family residences.

Get to know Ana

What is your favorite building or landmark?

I don’t have a specific favorite building, but I like narrow Dutch houses that are found on the canals. They were mostly constructed in the 17th century and I think they have a lot of character.

What is the best part of your job?

Learning more about California’s history is such a highlight of my job.

What is on your bucket list?

I have traveled to Europe, Asia, and parts of North and South America, but would like to see the Northern Lights someday.

Notable projects

Jesse Unruh Building Treanor Justice design studio

Jesse Unruh Building Rehabilitation

Sacramento, CA

Color photos of Missouri State Capitol zoomed into the south portico featuring a statue, columns, and bronze doors.

Missouri State Capitol Bronze Doors Restoration

Jefferson City, MO