Historic Preservation

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
Catherine Dewey

Catherine Dewey (MSHP’99). Photo by Matt McClain for the Washington Post.

Congratulations to Historic Preservation alumna Catherine Dewey (MSHP’99) who has been named Chief Resource Manager for the National Mall and Memorial Parks in the National Park Service.  She has been acting Chief since 2014 after working with the Park Service in a variety of capacities, inc
Photo of group participants

Maya, Amy, Andrew, Grace, Preston, Skilled Leader Peter Grim, Sarai Williams, RBT Coordinator Earl (Drexel)

If anything was confirmed on the weekend of March 27-29, 2015, it is that Historic Preservation students get it done.
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
Dr Ronald Van Oers
The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation extends our sincerest condolences to the friends, family, and colleagues of celebrated heritage professional Dr. Ronald Van Oers, who passed away in late April.  Dr.
Presentation at Therapeutic Landscape Symposium

Dell Upton speaking on therapeutic institutions.

PennDesign’s Therapeutic Landscape Symposium was an opportunity for people engaged in scholarship, design, and public health to reflect on the development of this complex and dynamic concept i
Names around the Memorial Fountain in New York.

Names around the Memorial Fountain in New York.

Making memorials to remember and commemorate tragedies is a common practice of our society.  In the Memorials and Memorialization course, taught by Randy Mason of the Graduate Program in Historic Preserva

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