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Changing Standards in Historic Preservation

This course examines what we seek to preserve and why. We will begin with a history of historic preservation in Europe and the United States, from the early 19th century to present day. What, at different times, have we deemed worthy of preservation? Then, we will explore the ever-changing standards for interventions in historic districts and additions to historic buildings and conclude with a discussion of the preservation of modern buildings. We also will examine historic preservation around the world. This course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Historic Preservation Studies. AIA CES approved, 25 LUs.  

This course is delivered in an online, live-instruction (synchronous) format. Teaching and learning occur in real time using chat and video conferencing to create an interactive virtual classroom.


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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the impact of historic preservation on new construction
  • An understanding of the changing attitudes toward historic districts and new design

Ideal for

  • Art and architecture enthusiasts
  • Architects and urban planners
  • Community organizers and activists
  • Real estate professionals

1 section

  • Summer 2024

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2024
    • Date

      Jun 4 - Jul 30
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Instructor Led