School of Architecture College of Design

ARCH 5671: Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation

Spring Semester 2013

Greg Donofrio, PhD
Assistant Professor and Director of Heritage Conservation & Preservation Program

Course Description:
This course is designed to introduce students to the professional practice and scholarship of historic preservation with specific emphasis on secondary research of preservation topics and critical analysis of preservation issues. Material is presented through illustrated lectures,guest lectures, field trips, and class discussion. Topics covered include preservation theories, terminology and concepts; descriptive analysis of historic buildings and assessment of architectural integrity; the government’s role in historic preservation, including federal, state, and local preservation laws and ordinances; historic landscapes; preservation standards and guidelines; preservation advocacy; preservation economics; and emerging issues for historic preservation.

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