School of Architecture College of Design

ARCH 5672: Historic Building Conservation

  • Armory
  • Armory
  • Armory
  • Armory
  • Armory
  • Armory
  • Armory
  • Armory
  • Armory
  • Armory
  • Armory

Historic Building Conservation

Spring Semester 2013

Todd Grover
Adjunct Assistant Professor &
Meghan Elliot
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Course Description:
In this course, students become familiar with historic building materials and systems, causes of their deterioration, and appropriate methods for their conservation. Topics covered include an examination of the historical building materials most frequently encountered in historic preservation: wood, masonry, terra-cotta, plaster, paint, finish hardware, metals, roofing, and glass. Also covered are in-depth analyses of structural systems, building repair, building pathology, environmental systems, sustainability, and interiors related to historic buildings.

Material is presented through illustrated lectures, guest lectures, on-site building investigations, and related field trips. Assignments include a Research Paper and portions of a Building Conditions Survey. Extensive work at a local laboratory building will be used to develop material conservation recommendations for the Conditions Survey.

Print PDF:
Download the 17"x11" poster
Download the 42"x30" poster

School of Architecture
145 Rapson Hall
89 Church Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fax: 612-624-5743


Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

[directions and maps]

Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

[directions and maps]

© Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Privacy Statement Current as of