Historic Preservation

The Mechanics Corral

The Mechanics Corral, where most of the conservation work took place (Photo by Mikayla Raymond)

During studio travel week in October, a group of 10 historic preservation, architecture, and anthropology students and I packed up our hiking boots, bug spray, and sunscreen to make the long trek from Philadelphia to Albuquerque as part of
Back of Independence Mall

Independence Mall. Photo by Angelina Jones.

The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is Pleased to Announce its Upcoming Symposium: Urban Parks and the National Park Service of the Future   Thursday, October 29, 6:00 PM and Friday, October 30, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Church picnic happening in front of Lombard Street Presbyterian Church

Credit: Jordan Cassway

  The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have. – Leonard Nimoy
Warped group photo

(From left) Andrew Cushing, Sonja Lengel, Julia Griffith, Charlette Caldwell, and Amy Lambert take a picture of their reflections in the bean. Photo by Sonja Lengel.

The only postcards I’ve ever received from Chicago were of Sue the T-Rex and of the city’s imposing, squarish skyline from Lake Michigan.
Casey Weisdock (left) and Jean Jang (right) have been putting in many hours with trowel in hand in the effort to stop deterioration at Kilns 7 and 8.

Casey Weisdock (left) and Jean Jang (right) have been putting in many hours with trowel in hand in the effort to stop deterioration at Kilns 7 and 8. -Montana Preservation Alliance

 
Students at commencement

Jocelyn, Courtney, Mary, and Mengjia on their way to the University of Pennsylvania 259th Commencement Ceremony at Franklin Field, May 2015

Students graduating this semester with a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation: César Bargues Ballester Sarah Julia Blitzer with a dual degree in Architecture and an Ecological Architecture certificate Eryn Colleen Boyce
Diversity profiles
On Sunday, November 1, the PennDesign student organization DiverseDesign hosts its tenth annual Demystifying Design Professions: Prospectives on Diversity program in conjunction with PennDesign’s November 2 Fall Open House.
Chain of paper hearts
From PlanPhilly.com: A growing network of young people is challenging the perception that historic preservation is an old activist’s game.
The main lodge of the Bar BC under the dramatic backdrop of Grand Teton.

The main lodge of the Bar BC under the dramatic backdrop of Grand Teton. On the left is our trusty "van" that faithfully endured tens of hours of bumpy roads over the weeks. Photo by Preston Hull.

 
Interior Nakashima House

Interior view: cantilevered stairs and mezzanine
Photo Credit: César Bargues Ballester

PennPraxis has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Getty Foundation to develop a conservation management plan for The George Nakashima House and Studio in New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Group picture at the United States Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia.

Group picture at the United States Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia. Photo by Grupa Za Kreativnu Ekonomiju.

The course in Belgrade was my first experience outside of North America.  I didn’t know what to expect, and there were surprisingly similar aspects to life and work in the Balkans, as well as new facets to projects that I had never considered before.  Intangible heritage is one area tha
Randy Mason presents Suzanne Hyndman with flowers in honor of her retirement.

Randy Mason presents Suzanne Hyndman with flowers in honor of her retirement.
Photo by Cassie Myers.

The Historic Preservation Program held their annual picnic on Sunday, May 3rd to celebrate the close of the spring semester.  Students, faculty, staff, along with family, friends, and pets gathered at The Woodlands and enjoyed a beautiful day on the l

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