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Theories in Architectural Preservation


This course addresses the political and social concerns involved in the restoration, preservation, and complete rebuilding of a site. Through site visits, local and abroad, students will understand first hand both the negative and positive effects of government-sponsored restoration and new building projects. After an extensive study of Boston's West End to discuss urban renewal planning and its aftermath, students will travel to Greece to study the long and controversial history of preserving sites that have developed over thousands of years.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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