About Us

Brian F. Smith & Associates (BFSA) was founded in 1977 and initially focused consulting services strictly upon cultural resources, developing specialized services in the environmental compliance industry encompassing all aspects of local, state, and federal regulations regarding cultural resources. The combined experience of the principal consultants and associates represents more than 100 years of involvement in the study of the history and prehistory of this region.

We at BFSA are dedicated to the study of the cultural heritage of the southwest. We are committed to excellence in conducting environmental studies and evaluating cultural resources in order that such resources may be correctly identified and professionally and accurately analyzed for significance. Our firm has a long record of interaction with governmental agencies at all levels, as well as experience in public hearings, which has resulted in wide recognition of the firm in the field of cultural resource management.



BFSA can provide a full spectrum of services regarding compliance issues for cultural resources, including studies of prehistoric sites, historic sites and buildings, historic districts, paleontological resources and biological assessments. We routinely participate in collaborative efforts to produce Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs), Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), initial studies, Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs), mitigation programs, preservation plans, and structure rehabilitation. The services we commonly provide are:


The capabilities of the firm include a wide range of professional abilities and company assets, including the following:


Brian F. Smith & Associates is located in Poway, California.

Poway (858) 484-0915

San Diego (858) 679-8218

Riverside (951) 681-9950



Brian F. Smith & Associates