historic preservation cultural resource compliance training

Karen Van Citters, CSI, CDT

Karen Van Citters, Principal of VCHP, has over 20 years experience in the field of historic preservation. Her goal is to make the preservation process as effortless as possible for our clients by working closely with them to ensure that their project needs are met with a professional product that is completed in an efficient and timely manner. Ms. Van Citters has guided numerous federal, state, and local government projects through the Section 106 process, and is thoroughly knowledgeable about historic preservation law, regulations, and standards. Ms. Van Citters uses this knowledge as well as her experience with construction contract documents to provide our clients with expert assistance to meet all their historic preservation needs.


Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Design University of New Mexico 1985
Master of Science, Historic Preservation Columbia University 1987
Master of Architecture University of New Mexico 1997

Professional Qualifications

Secretary of the Interior’s Standards (36 CFR 61)
NM Historic Preservation Division

  • Historian
  • Architectural Historian
  • Historical Architect