Historic Preservation

Man taping a measurement over a rock

John Hinchman

Senior Research Associate


B.F.A., Cornell University
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Fine Arts
M.S. in Historic Preservation and Advanced Certificate in Architectural Conservation, University of Pennsylvania

John Hinchman is a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Architectural Conservation within the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, where he serves as Operations Manager. As a Conservator he focuses on the integration of digital technology in the conservation field. As a Lecturer within the graduate program, he teaches Applications of Digital Media in Preservation which focuses on developing a comprehensive understanding of the use of diverse software packages as a single integrated tool in Historic Preservation, as well as Documentation II which provides an introduction to the survey and recording of historic buildings and sites. Techniques of recording include traditional as well as digitally-based methods including field survey, measured drawings, photography and rectified photography.


Photo shows John Hinchman measuring wall profiles at Fort Union National Monument. Credit: Nate Hammitt.

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