Historic Preservation

Southeast elevation facing the Delaware river from the rail viaduct

Figure 1: Southeast elevation facing the Delaware river from the rail viaduct. (Source: PECO, 1930s)

Richmond Power Generating Station Historic Preservation Studio HSPV 701-201
Open edition of Change Over Time. Article title “Housing Lunatics and Students: Nineteenth-Century Asylums and Dormitories,”
In “Housing Lunatics and Students: Nineteenth-Century Asylums and Dormitories,” Carla Yanni, Professor of Art History, Rutgers University, explores the residential building types that have persisted at American universities for decades.
Profile photos of the six Spring 2017 Lecturers

Clockwise from top left: Aki Sasamoto, A. Eugene Kohn, Dara Friedman, Steward Pickett, Carla Diana, Charles Renfro

Beginning Wednesday, January 18, PennDesign hosts more than 50 leading architects, artists, designers, planners, preservationists, and scholars in public lectures on the built environment and visual culture.
Open copy of "Greener Cities and Human Health". Chapter heading: Greening Cities in an Urbanizing Age
In “Greening Cities in an Urbanizing Age: The Human Health Bases in the Nineteenth and Early Twenty-First Centuries,” Theodore Eisenman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, considers the research on physi
Garden courtyard of George Nakashima house.
Update: On May 7, 2017, Professor Frank Matero and team will present thei
3x3 of architectural gems in Philadelphia
Spurred on by a second-year studio in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation with Lecturer Fon Wang, three students in the program started Philly_Gem, an Instagram account to educate Philadelphia res
Lisa Servon at a book talk for Unbanking America: How the New Middle Class Survives

Lisa Servon at a book talk for Unbanking America: How the New Middle Class Survives

On January 30, Assistant Professor of Architecture Daniel Barber is among the panelists talking about “
Charlette Caldwell

From a video interview with graduating PennDesign students, 2016

Alumna Charlette Caldwell is a Project Manager at the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.
Marcelo and Milton Roberto at the Edificio Marques do Herval, Rio de Janeiro, 1952

Marcelo and Milton Roberto at the Edificio Marques do Herval, Rio de Janeiro, 1952; Photo courtesy Research and Documentation Center, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janiero

This winter, PennDesign faculty have been called upon by the media, cultural organizations and universities to share their expertise on topics from preservation in China to mid-century architecture in urban Brazil.
Palazzos of Power. Central Stations of the Philadelphia Electric Company 1900-1930
Aaron Wunsch, Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, is co-author with Lecturer Joseph Elliott of
A House in the Sun. Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War. By Daniel A. Barber
Daniel Barber, Assistant Professor of Architecture, A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and
Art Deco theater in Berkeley, California.

Art Deco theater in Berkeley, California.

As I head back to San Francisco from Philadelphia after a week long journey home, a lengthy layover at O'Hare International Airport presented ample time for reflection on the four months since my graduation from PennDesign’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation.

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