Historic Preservation

Aaron Wunsch, Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, is co-author with Lecturer Joseph Elliott of

Daniel Barber, Assistant Professor of Architecture, A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and

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.

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.

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’s Diverse Design have been working with North Philly Peace Park and Habitat for Humanity of Philadelphia to plan a multi-d

Update: On May 7, 2017, Professor Frank Matero and team will present thei

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

In exploring pastoral sites such as Laurel Hill and Woodlands cemeteries for his 2009 dissertation, Parceling the Picturesque: “Rural” Cemeteries and Urban Context in Nineteenth- Century Philadelphia,

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.

The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation congratulates the class of 2016! Commencement exercises took place on Monday, May 16th.