Historic Preservation

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
Susan Macdonald
The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation had the pleasure of hosting two events with Susan Macdonald, Head of Field Projects at the Getty Conservation Institute, this week.
Arches In St. Peter's Church

Aaron Wunsch

PennDesign faculty member, Aaron Wunsch led the efforts to save St. Peter's Church of Christ in West Philadelphia, and his success was recently featured in a Penn Current article.
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.
Professor Mason
Professor Randy Mason, Associate Professor and Chair of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and Executive Director of PennPraxis gave an int
Matt Morgan and Dog
Winter is upon us here in Montana, signaling the end of the recent fieldwork season. This summer/fall saw a great deal of progress on the
Sign saying "Penn Design Spring 2015 Lecture Series"
PennDesign is pleased to begin the new year with the announcement our Spring 2015 Lecture Series, opening with