Historic Preservation

  • East Warren-Cadieux, Detroit Tactical Preservation Plan for East Warren Avenue, 2019

    The Alger Theater. The full report can be read here.

  • Russell Woods - Nardin Park, Detroit, MI, 2018

    This graphic summarizes the demographic shifts of the Russell Woods and Nardin Park communities, in particular the tremendous and very rapid changes that occurred from 1955 to 1958 and after the 1968 race rebellion. In the present day, the demographic composition of both communities is 96% black, and the overall population has declined a great deal since the rebellions, reflecting wider trends throughout Detroit. The full report can be read here

  • North Brother Island, 2015

    A survey of the extant structures located on North Brother Island evaluated the structural integrity of each building and maps the risk zones for visitation. The full report can be read here

Historic Preservation Studio Reports: 2015 - 2019

Select student work from past Historic Preservation studios. Location of the site and the studio teams are indicated below each report.

For the archive of studio reports from the 1985 - 2014 please see here.


East Warren-Cadieux, Detroit Tactical Preservation Plan for East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI

by Kathie Brill, Maggie Sollmann, Gabriel Harper, and Adrian Trevisan


Strawberry Mansion
Philadelphia, PA

by Margaret Back, Dorcas Corchado, Caroline Dickensheets, Meredith Johnson, Allison King, Kallie Kothmann, Melissa (Wei) Luo, Emelyn Najera, Jungseop Park, Katherine Randal and Irena Wight

Russell Woods - Nardin Park
Detroit, MI

by Lauren Aguilar, Lillian Candela, Ashley Losco, Justin Lynch, Mia Maloney, Evelyn Pae, Santiago Preciado Ovalle, Sarah Scott, Amanda Stevens, Jacob Torkelson and Ran Wei


Rose Valley
Rose Valley, PA

by Xochilt Armenta, Alberto Calderon-Gonzalez, Rebecca Clemente, Yuexian Huang, Noor Jehan Sadiq, Violette Levy, Elizabeth Reynolds, Elizabeth Trumbull, Tarsha Wilson and Rebekah Yousaf

Fort Mifflin
Philadelphia, PA

by Anne Albert, Kelsey Britt, Sara Gdula, John Giganti, Anthony Hita and Sara Stratte

Strawberry Mansion
Philadelphia, PA

by Molly Balzano, Zara Bhatti, Julia Cohen, Katie Levesque, Liz Volchok and Yue Wu


The Philadelphia Navy Yard
Philadelphia, PA

by Arielle Harris, Lucy Midelfort, Mikayla Raymond, Ty Richardson, Shaghayegh Torkzaban, Zhongpei Qin and Carolyn Zemanian

Jewelers' Row
Philadelphia, PA

by Silvia Callegari, Katlyn Cotton, Starr Herr-Cardillo, Joel Naiman, Evan Schueckler and Kyle Toth

Richmond Power Station
Philadelphia, PA

by Nicole Declet, Katharine George, Emily Gruendel, Peter Hiller, Austin Lukes, Evan Oxland, Danielle Pape and Araba Prah


North Brother Island
Bronx, New York, NY

by Sang Bae, Alice Gilmore, Julia Griffith, Andrea Haley, Madeleine Helmer, Jean Jang, Evan Oskierko-Jeznacki, Angelina Jones, Haoyu Wang, Casey Weisdock and Yimei Zhang

Sharswood-Blumberg: A Preservation Approach to Revitalizing a Neighborhood
Sharswood Neighborhood, Philadelphia, PA

by Audrey von Ahrens, Andrew Cushing, Preston Hull, Amy Lambert, Sonja Lengel​, Sanjana Muthe, Jess Neubelt, Dana Rice and Maya Thomas

Edmund Bacon's Philadelphia
Society Hill Neighborhood Philadelphia, PA

by Josh Bevan, Charlette Caldwell, Nate Hammitt, Grace Meloy, Joseph Mester, Shuang Wu, Xinhui Yang and Chuhan Zheng