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Historic Preservation

Bachelor of Design Studies

Announcements

The BAC is currently accepting applications for Spring 2015. 

Our built environment defines who we are.  That environment is our past and our future.  In the Historic Preservation Concentration, students will learn how to document and preserve historically significant structures, landscapes and resources.  Students will study how landmark buildings, as well as more modest structures and neighborhoods, express our heritage and character, and why we should preserve this heritage.

Historic Preservation students have the opportunity to study a wide range of historic preservation topics including the research and documentation of historic sites; preservation finance, law and planning; preservation practice; restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of historic sites; and preservation public policy.  In addition, students study building design and traditional building technologies, and they have the opportunity to explore other subjects through open electives. This breadth of inquiry allows students to pursue a course of study tailored to their own interests and career objectives.

The BAC is a member of the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE). The BDS in Historic Preservation meets the standards for degree granting programs established by NCPE.

Practicum

The Design Studies Practicum helps students connect their studies to applications in the workplace. More

Curriculum

Students specializing in Historic Preservation develop a deep understanding of research and documentation of historic sites; preservation practice; preservation finance, law and planning; restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of historic sites; and preservation public policy. More