Historic Preservation

  • Develops an understanding of tools and legislation such as the Historic Preservation Act, National Register listings, and historic district designation
  • Strengthens architectural vocabulary and expertise in different architectural styles
  • Covers preservation standards and practices in New York City and around the world

Whether preserving historic buildings is a passion or profession, these courses will equip you with a foundation in preservation policy and practice. Gain an introduction to the preservation landscape and the tools being used in the ongoing campaign to save important architecture. Learn more about the Certificate in Historic Preservation .

This semester, study in-person or from anywhere in the world from the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Understanding Traditional Architecture

Learn to identify architectural styles, to put a rough date on any building you see in New York, and to name the parts and details of buildings.

2023 Fall
1 section

Preserving Historic Neighborhoods

Gain a community-based view of how neighborhoods use the New York City Landmarks Law to determine the future of their communities.

2023 Fall
1 section

Changing Standards in Historic Preservation

This course examines what we seek to preserve and why, including the ever-changing standards in historic preservation.

Preservation Planning and Practice

Receive a comprehensive introduction to preservation planning in New York City.

21st Century Saudi Arabia: The Politics of Cultural Heritage Preservation

Explore the archeological sites of Saudi Arabia and their role in Saudi Arabia’s tourism industry today.