Historic Preservation

Marcelo and Milton Roberto at the Edificio Marques do Herval, Rio de Janeiro, 1952

Marcelo and Milton Roberto at the Edificio Marques do Herval, Rio de Janeiro, 1952; Photo courtesy Research and Documentation Center, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janiero

This winter, PennDesign faculty have been called upon by the media, cultural organizations and universities to share their expertise on topics from preservation in China to mid-century architecture in urban Brazil.
Palazzos of Power. Central Stations of the Philadelphia Electric Company 1900-1930
Aaron Wunsch, Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, is co-author with Lecturer Joseph Elliott of
A House in the Sun. Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War. By Daniel A. Barber
Daniel Barber, Assistant Professor of Architecture, A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and
Art Deco theater in Berkeley, California.

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.

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.
Open copy of "Greener Cities and Human Health". Chapter heading: Greening Cities in an Urbanizing Age
In “Greening Cities in an Urbanizing Age: The Human Health Bases in the Nineteenth and Early Twenty-First Centuries,” Theodore Eisenman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, considers the research on physi
Garden courtyard of George Nakashima house.
Update: On May 7, 2017, Professor Frank Matero and team will present thei
3x3 of architectural gems in Philadelphia
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
A historic map of Philadlephia indicates the site of the Bethel Burial Ground
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. 

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.

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