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Carrie Wills

Carrie Wills Carrie Wills historic interests have evolved in myriad directions over the years leading her from the jungles of Belize to the underground reaches of the Metro Muni line in San Francisco.

A member of the Register of Professional Archeologists since its inception and worked as a professional archeologist for more than 20 years, Carrie’s professional career is filled with adventures and discoveries. Her career started with pre-field assessments, archival research, pedestrian field surveys, and site evaluation. It eventually moved into a more advanced phases of site testing, data recovery, burial removals, and extensive archive analysis.

Carrie has evaluated sites and features for historic significance and prepared reports that comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). She has also evaluated and assessed historic structure and resources for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, California Register of Historical Resources and the Historic American Buildings Survey. In addition, Carrie has conducted consultations with Native American tribal representatives and has excellent working relationships with various government agencies. She has also provided feasible mitigation that protects significant resources while staying within budgetary constraints.

Carrie has been fortunate enough to work all throughout the United States and various parts of the world on fascinating projects. One of the most notable discoveries was at the Costco site in San Francisco where hundreds of intact bottles led to her fascination with historic bottles and their unique histories.

Recent Posts

Historic Buildings and Environmental Sustainability

Posted by Carrie Wills on Oct 17, 2013 8:26:00 AM


The prevalent idea among building owners is that old buildings are less energy-efficient and more costly — both financially and environmentally — to maintain. Destroying old buildings and constructing new ones therefore, seem more practical than repairing and maintaining old buildings. In the United States, an estimated one billion square feet of buildings are demolished and replaced annually. According to a projection by the Brookings Institution, 82 billion square feet of existing space will be demolished and replaced between 2005 and 2030 – representing about 25% of today’s existing building stock.

Senate Bill 18 and Cultural Resources Management

Posted by Carrie Wills on Mar 20, 2013 8:30:00 AM


Cultural Resources Management: What Can Historic Bottles Tell Us?

Posted by Carrie Wills on Oct 30, 2012 2:30:00 PM