Rachel Firgens is an associate in the MHA Midwest office in Chicago. Rachel’s work includes advising clients on the Historic Preservation Certification Application process and preparing state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credit applications and National Register nominations for projects throughout the upper-Midwest.
Prior to joining MacRostie, Rachel was an Associate with Higgins Quasebarth and Partners, LLC, in Manhattan. She counseled private and institutional clients on historic preservation review at the local and federal levels and assisted with numerous tax credit applications.
Rachel has a background in architectural and urban history, combining preservation and American Studies to more broadly examine the context of the American built environment. She has significant experience researching buildings and sites. Rachel also worked in the MHA D.C. office and was a National Council for Preservation Education intern with the National Park Service. She also served on the Landmarks Committee of the D.C. Preservation League and is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Rachel earned an MA in Historic Preservation from the George Washington University and a BA in German and International Studies and history from Macalester College.
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