Historic Preservation

Our instructor, Stefania Chlouveraki, explaining successful conservation efforts at Azoria, a nearby archaeological site, to PennDesign students Peter Hiller and Silvia Callegari.

Our instructor, Stefania Chlouveraki, explaining successful conservation efforts at Azoria, a nearby archaeological site, to PennDesign students Peter Hiller and Silvia Callegari.

Photo by Lucy Midelfort.

To many, Greece is the home of western civilization as it is the origin of such thinkers as Plato and Aristotle, democracy, and endlessly imitated Classical architecture.
Contemporary Square in front of La Previsora.
Quito, Eduador was the first urban area inscribed in UNESCO´s World Heritage List and is the subject of an active conservation and rehabilitation effort going back more than 20 years.
PennDesign students prepare for the community clean up of North Philly Peace Park.

PennDesign students prepare for the community clean up of North Philly Peace Park.

PennDesign’s Diverse Design have been working with North Philly Peace Park and Habitat for Humanity of Philadelphia to plan a multi-day eve
Students working with laser cleaning
Evan Oxland, a second-year student in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at PennDesign, filed this report.
Mikayla Raymond

Photo: The Cultural Landscape Foundation

The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation congratulations first-year student Mikayla Raymond on her fellowship with The Cultural Landscape Foundation. Raymond has been awarded the Sally Boasberg Founder's Fellowship, to be completed this summer at TCLF's offices in Washington, D.C.
The 2016 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects
The 2016 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 149 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows, including University of Pennsylvania School of Design alumni Mary Buchanan Brush (MSHP’91); David Mark Riz (M.Arch’90);
Ernest Hexamer, “Gray’s Ferry Chemical Works, Volume 29, Plate 2777-2778, Philadelphia, PA: Ernest Hexamer, 1894. 

Ernest Hexamer, “Gray’s Ferry Chemical Works, Volume 29, Plate 2777-2778, Philadelphia, PA: Ernest Hexamer, 1894. 

PennPraxis is currently working with Penn’s Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) to understand the legacy of innovation at Pennovation Works and interpret this history on site.
Founded in 1866 in the Lehigh Valley, Coplay Cement Co. was a leading producer of portland cement, helping the United States surpass England in producing more cement than any country in the world by the 1920s. As Sarah M.
Historic Preservation graduates on the steps of the Fisher Fine Arts Library.

Historic Preservation graduates on the steps of the Fisher Fine Arts Library.

The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation congratulates the class of 2016! Commencement exercises took place on Monday, May 16th.
Journal of the Month: Change Over Time is a semiannual journal focused on publishing original, peer-reviewed research papers and review articles on the history, theory, and praxis of conservation and the built environment.
Project MUSE, a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content from university presses and scholarly societies
Wing of an airplane on the runway

The runway at Philadelphia International Airport. Photo: Kyle Block (MUSA'17)

With support from the Mellon Humanities+Urbanism+Design Initiative, this semester PennDesign’s

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