Historic Preservation

Louis Kahn, Esherick House, Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, 1959 - 1961. Photo Todd Eberle, via Dezeen.

Louis Kahn, Esherick House, Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, 1959 - 1961. Photo Todd Eberle, via Dezeen.

A recent video (below) by Historic Preservation lecturer Andrew Fearon brings viewers along as students take part in a joinery fabrication lab, visit one of Louis Kahn’s nine buil
Slate Quarry, Slatedale, PA, 2000. Photo by Joseph Elliott

Slate Quarry, Slatedale, PA, 2000. Photo by Joseph Elliott

Faculty member Frank Matero's current PennPraxis project examining the cement and slate industries of Pennsylvania is illustrated in his recent article for Scenario Journal.
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.
Volunteers pose for a group shot. Photo from 19th St. Baptist Church.

Volunteers pose for a group shot. Photo from 19th St. Baptist Church.

Victorian Philadelphia had a brief fling with a stone called serpentine. Colorful and easy to quarry, serpentine became the choice for architects and builders interested in making their polychromatic buildings all the more polychromatic.
Eyes on the Street: Praxis dialogue, the 'public good' in practice
From PlanPhilly.com: On December 1, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will kick off Praxis Dialogues, the first in a series of public conversations about the notion of "the public good" in design practice, and how it informs and affects the design and use of spaces in the public realm.
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.

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