Dutton + Associates

Cultural Resource Survey, Planning and Management


About D + A

Dutton + Associates, LLC. Is a certified small woman-owned business creating and delivering successful cultural resource management strategies at the federal, state, and local levels. At D+A, we guide our clients through complex state and federal regulations and provide straightforward, cost-effective solutions that satisfy mandated requirements. Our staff meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards and are experienced professionals committed to providing quality products and documentation. Through a combination of expertise and technology, we offer clients the most efficient and comprehensive means available to plan, manage, and treat cultural resources.

We encourage you to review our services and contact us if we can be of assistance.



Our strength is our working knowledge of the various historic preservation laws and regulations, as well as our proven technical expertise and capabilities surveying, evaluating, and documenting archaeological, architectural, and landscape resources. This combination of resource knowledge and legal expertise brings efficient and reliable decision-making to each client ensuring project needs and regulatory requirements are realized.



Balancing historic preservation requirements with project needs is what we do. D+A believes that successfully integrating significant historic property into future growth and development is critical to creating sustainable and livable places for people to live, work, and play. Historic preservation is not preserving the status quo; it's about embracing and building with the past.



As a small business, D+A offers every client direct access to qualified and tenured professionals with established relationships at all levels of government. Whether it is an historic house or a regional transportation project, D+A has a record of delivering successful project outcomes and is a recognized and proven leader in the field of cultural resource management.


Our services are individually structured to meet each client's needs and circumstances with an emphasis on providing accurate, timely, and cost effective information.


Phase I Resource Identification

  • Archival research
  • Cultural resource property assessments
  • Surveys for archaeological, architectural, and landscape resources

Phase II Resource Significant Evaluations

  • National Register determination for archaeological, architectural, and landscape resources and districts

Resource Documentation

  • National Register nominations for archaeological, architectural, and landscape resources
  • Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation
  • Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation


Resource Treatment Plans

  • Development and evaluation of treatment alternative (e.g. site avoidance, site burial, data recovery, documentation, adaptive reuse, demolition) for archaeological and architectural resources

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits

  • Property Suitability Evaluation
  • Federal and State Application Documentation

Resource Management Plans

  • Historic property maintenance and redevelopment guidelines
  • Best management practices for archaeological and landscape resources
  • Integrated cultural resource management strategies
  • Public interpretation and signage plans
  • Exhibition plans


Regulatory Compliance Assistance

  • Client representation for local, state, and federal reviews
  • Regulatory compliance strategy development
  • Effect determination documentation
  • Programmatic memoranda of agreement negotiation and presentation

Training & Program Development

  • Seminars and training programs in Federal historic preservation law and regulations
  • Customized review procedures and documents templates for agencies and local governments

Quality Assurance & Control Services

  • RFP preparation and review
  • Proposal review and evaluation
  • Report and documentation review


Suzanna Dutton


Senior Partner

B.A., University of Virginia

David Dutton



M.A., Boston University

J. Hope Smith


Principal Investigator

Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Lauren Gryctko


Project Archaeologist

M.A., College of William and Mary

Dara Friedberg


Architectural Historian & Conservator

M.S., University of Pennsylvania

Robert J. Taylor, Jr.


Senior Architectural Historian

M.A., Savannah College of Art and Design

Kiernan Ziletti


Architectural Historian

B.A., University of Mary Washington

Emily Bolesta


Archaeology / Lab Supervisor

B.A., University of Mary Washington

Kaitlin LaGrasta



B.A., University of Virginia

Christine Muron



B.A., University of Virginia

Contact Us

For more information about our services or current job opportunities please contact us.

Dutton + Associates

1115 Crowder Drive, Midlothian, VA 23113, US

(804) 897-1960


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