education and projects


Gregg Olson received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon in 1975. Following a year of study in England he received a degree in Conservation Studies from the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies in York in 1977.

He has taught hands-on restoration classes and seminars and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon.

Oregon contractor's license number: 26701


Gregg's work in historic preservation has been ongoing since 1972. What follows are some highlights of the projects, including each stucture's original date.

Watch for this photo link: There are also some additional text links to related websites.

-Skidmore and Yamhill Districts, Portland, Oregon. Nomination of both Districts to the National Register with Bob Sutton. Oregon State Historic Preservation Office

-Kam Wah Chung, 1909, John Day, 1975 restoration, Oregon State Parks click for image

-Monteith House, ca. 1849, Albany, reconstructed sash, newel, doors, interior woodwork, Monteith Historical Society

-Birdseye Log House, 1856, Rogue River, prefire restoration, private

-Fry House, ca. 1865, Aurora, wooden gutter replacement, chimney and mantel repair, private.

-Beekman House, 1875, Jacksonville, dismantling and rebuilding kitchen chimney, Southern Oregon Historical Society.

-Benton County Courthouse, 1892, Corvallis, interior molding replacement, Benton County.

-Assistant Lightkeeper's House at Heceta Head, 1894, complete exterior restoration click for image Heceta Head Lightkeeper's House

Assistant Lightkeeper's House at Heceta Head

-Jackson County Courthouse, 1883, Jacksonville, exterior restoration of belvedere, Southern Oregon Historical Society.

-Fanno House, 1859, Beaverton, historic joinery: reconstruction of windows, doors and spindles, Tualatin Parks and Recreation District.

-Villard Hall, 1885, Eugene, porch restoration, restoration of northeast pavilion, University of Oregon.

Astoria U.S. Customhouse reconstruction.
Astoria Customshouse handplaning

-Keil House, ca. 1875, Aurora, complete exterior restoration of south elevation, private.

-First Presbyterian Church, 1881, Jacksonville, exterior restoration, consultation, Church congregation. click for image

-Asa Cate Farm ensemble, ca. 1890, McMinnville, complete barn restoration, house exterior, foundation and sill restoration, private.

-David McCully House, 1865, Salem, porch restoration, private.

-Fiechter House, ca. 1858, Finley Wildlife Refuge, double fireplace foundation and hearth consolidation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife.

-Peters-Wintermeier House, 1871, Eugene, carriage house restoration, private. click for image (Today the carriage house is the workshop of David Gusset, violin maker.)

-Old Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, 1871, Newport, sash restoration and reproduction, repair of stair railing, Oregon State Parks. click for image

-Manson Barn, 1862, Champoeg, new sill structure, south bent and ridgebeam, all hand-hewn, other members repaired, new siding, Oregon State Parks.

-U.S. Customhouse, Astoria, complete reconstruction of 1852 building from historic photograph, City of Astoria. click for image

-Charles Brown House, 1903, Stayton, nomination with Ernst Lau, millwork, research, reconstruction drawings. Santiam Heritage Foundation

-Fort Yamhill, 1855-1866, Valley Junction, study by Gregg Olson and Philip Dole to determine Fort history regarding the Officer’s Quarters. Restoration of hewn sill structure. Oregon State Parks.