Historic Preservation

Young woman in white lab coat views computer screen

The Architectural Conservation Laboratory (ACL) of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation supports the program’s curriculum in a state-of-the art facility where conservation science and technical studies come together to advance teaching and research in Architectural Conservation.

Interior of a Church with wood arches and a colorshop stained glass altarpiece

Photograph by Namratha Kondam, MSHP’21

The Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites (CPCRS) is devoted to the preservation of built environments that reflect and symbolize the civil rights movement in the US. CPCRS is committed to advancing the understanding and sustainable conservation of heritage places commemorating the African-American struggle, before and after the passage of the 14th Amendment.

 From left to right: Arden Jordan (MSHP'22), Public History; Caitlin Livesey (MSHP'22), Conservation; Dan Mangano (MSHP'23), Des

From left to right: Arden Jordan (MSHP'22), Public History; Caitlin Livesey (MSHP'22), Conservation; Dan Mangano (MSHP'23), Design; Ali Cavicchio (MSHP'22), Conservation

The Penn Preservation Student Association (PPSA) is a student-led organization that represents students in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. The purpose of the PPSA is to advocate on behalf of students’ interests, meaningfully engage with faculty, and foster a sense of community among students. It does this by holding regular meetings, bringing speakers to campus, and organizing events.

Philadelphia twin rowhouses where the neighboring homes have been demolished

The Urban Heritage Project addresses issues at the intersection of built heritage, cultural landscape, societal change through multi-disciplinary research and practice.

Conservation team sitting amongst adobe ruins at fort union

The Center for Architectural Conservation conducts a full agenda of research and teaching dedicated to documentation, recording, field survey, material analysis, condition assessment, risk analysis, and the development of new treatments and treatment evaluation of historic structures and sites.

Student talking to faculty member across table at career services event with other students walking around in the background

There are a wealth of career services opportunities and resources available to Weitzman students, including Individual Advising, Web Resources Tailored for the Weitzman School, Career Connection Day, Workshops and Panels, and many others.