Jul 16, 2019
Contact: Christopher Koziol
The College of Architecture and Planning together with the Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a graduate certificate in historic preservation. The goal is to instill a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration through course work (and beyond the classroom), through engagement with the community. This certificate builds upon the extraordinary preservation community and opportunities in Colorado. It requires a total of 18 semester hours.
The historic preservation certificate can be earned as part of any of the following degrees:
- Master in History (Public History)
- Master of Architecture
- Master of Landscape Architecture
- Master of Urban Design
- Master of Urban and Regional Planning
- PhD in Design and Planning
The certificate requires a total of 18 semester hours, including:
- Two required core courses (3 semester hours each) on preservation theory and practice from the architect’s and planner’s perspective of intervening through design and regulation and from the historian’s perspective of how the past might guide the future:
- At least three credits in history of architecture, landscape architecture or historic places. Among recent and current offerings:
- At least three credits in preservation methods, including preservation technology, documentation of sites and structures, visual research methods, and other subjects. Among recent and current offerings:
- HIST 5240: National Parks History
- ARCH 6490: Historic Ranch Documentation & Preservation
- ARCH 6290: Chautauqua Historic Preservation
- DSPL 7686: International Preservation Practice
- ARCH 6490: Vernacular Stuff
- ARCH 6520: Documentation (summer program in Rome)
- ARCH 6520: Historic Materials (summer program in Rome)
- A thesis or preservation studio (6 semester hours) is required. Preservation studio rotates among architecture, landscape architecture and planning and Urban Design.
Students are encouraged to take an internship in preservation. New offerings and special topics courses are added each semester. Students may work with an advisor in their specialized field to develop a program appropriate to individual interests (which must be approved by the Faculty Preservation Committee).