David Ewing, BAC Student, Master of Design Studies in Historic Preservation
The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce that David Ewing, a student in the College's graduate program in Historic Preservation, was one of four students nationally selected to present papers at the 2013 Annual Conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Indianapolis, IN, October 29 - November 2, 2013, for his submission titled "Moving Historic Properties: A Valid Method of Preservation."
David will participate in "The Next Generation of Preservation Professionals," a panel discussion in which the four competitively selected students will present visions for rebooting preservation for new audiences. Topics to be examined range from using new technologies to reach new audiences to methods to integrate historic preservation into the larger cultural, economic and environmental issues facing America. Participants in the session will also be engaged in debating how these visions can be achieved.
"This is quite an honor for both David and our program," said Robert W. Ogle, Director of Historic Preservation Studies at the BAC. "This will help establish him professionally among his peers and our professional practicing colleagues around the country."
The theme of this year's conference is "Preservation at the Crossroads," which the National Trust intends to challenge preservationists to "think outside the box" in order to examine new and innovative ideas to grow the historic preservation field in the 21st century.
"I am excited that they selected me and am looking forward to the opportunity," said David. "I am thankful for the encouragement from Robert Ogle and the BAC."
The call for submissions was open to all students enrolled in National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) member programs. Both the Master of Design Studies and Bachelor of Design Studies in Historic Preservation meet the standards for degree granting programs established by NCPE.
The Master of Design Studies (MDS) in Historic Preservation at the BAC addresses the technical and cultural issues confronting today's preservationists. Students explore the philosophical and ethical roots of preservation and gain practical experience in preservation, restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures and sites. The MDS is delivered in a low-residency format that combines online and face-to-face learning. For the first time, students and working professionals earn accredited masters degrees in historic preservation from wherever they live and work. Key to the low-residency format are brief periods of study at the BAC's Newbury Street campus, in which students use Boston's historic built environment as a laboratory.
The Bachelor of Design Studies (BDS) in Historic Preservation features a wide range of historic preservation topics that allows students to pursue a course of study tailored to their own interests and career objectives. Students complete an experiential learning component in which they work in professional preservation settings. As a result, graduates usually leave the BAC with substantial resumes, including professional experience and a diverse portfolio.