Term: Fall 2017
Subject: Historic Preservation
Study of architectural history to gain fluency in the stylistic terms so essential to historic preservation and to public support for conserving our architectural heritage. Prerequisites: Admission to the Historic Preservation graduate program; or twelve hours of History and minimum Junior standing.
Legal issues in conservation of the built environment. Basic legal techniques for protection of historic structures (historic districts, protective legislation, easements, covenants). Study of significant court decisions.
Methods for researching historic structures and sites using archival and physical evidence, deciphering archaic building technologies, and documenting structures through professional reports, architectural photography, measured drawings.
Third-semester graduate students apply developed professionals skills to actual community preservation problems. Projects include strategy development, securing and allocating funds, research, advocacy, and implementation. Prerequisite: Historic Preservation major.
Participants will devote a semester to preservation within an appropriate institution or agency. Prerequisite: HP 304 or HP 305.
A continuation of Architectural Conservation I, emphasizing an integrated examination of historic preservation through lectures, seminars, and field and laboratory research projects. Prerequisite: HP 306.
Total of six hours required.
Credit as arranged.