Historic Preservation Director Robert Ogle Featured in "Preservation Education"

BAC faculty member and leader shares his expertise in new book exploring historic preservation education

Robert Ogle, Director of Historic Preservation, engaging in presentations amongst students, advisors, and instructors. School of Design Studies, Degree Project Presentations

Robert Ogle, Director of Historic Preservation, engaging in presentations amongst students, advisors, and instructors. School of Design Studies, Degree Project Presentations

The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce that Robert Ogle, the director of Historic Preservation at the BAC, is featured as a contributing author in Preservation Education, a new book that explores and reviews historic environment education. Preservation Education is the first and only book that exclusively addresses historic preservation education at the post-secondary level, a relevant and important topic for the BAC's evolving Design Studies curriculum.

Robert is featured in Preservation Education as an industry expert among other notable thought leaders in the field of historic preservation, all sharing their knowledge to provide a better basis for pedagogical methods that address the historic built environment.

In his chapter of Preservation Education, Robert connects historical American education models with preservation of the historic architectural artifact, while also exploring the recent renewal of interest in historic preservation and how certain colleges and universities are addressing this demand. In his discussion of how colleges are adapting to the student and market desire for historic preservation education, he cites the BAC as a success story.
As Robert explains, the BAC is an example of a school that has been able to successfully implement the "Preservation Integrated Learning Model" and achieve a fully integrated preservation curriculum design that connects thinking and doing, offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees with embedded integration of theory and practice.

"Since its founding, the Boston Architectural College has believed in the concept of students ‘learning' and ‘doing' concurrently," said Robert. "The BAC's effective implementation of an integrated learning model is unique in America, and is successful because the duality of combining academics and work has been a core aspect of the BAC's culture for more than 100 years."