Frederic seeks to draw out the client’s goals and assist in developing the broader context to help the client envision the greatest potential for the project. He is interested and involved in the preservation community to further growth in the field. He has given numerous presentations at conferences and seminars, including the Society of College and University Planners, the California Preservation Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and San Francisco Architectural Heritage. As a published author of Hotel Renovation Planning and Design (McGraw-Hill, 1995) he has continued to be source of knowledge for development of a broad range of properties.
Frederic Knapp is registered to practice architecture in California and Arizona and meets the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards for Architecture and Historic Architecture. His 33 years of experience in architecture and historic preservation includes all phases of architectural practice, from pre-design and programming to post-occupancy, forensic investigation, feasibility studies, historic structure reports, National Register nominations, federal historic preservation tax credit applications, and evaluations for conformance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and review processes related to NEPA, CEQA, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and local preservation ordinances. He served as a board member at SF Heritage and is vice-president of the board of directors of Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco, a non-profit providing homeless and low-income San Franciscans with supportive housing, shelters, navigation centers, workforce development, and senior services on a $32-million budget for 2018.