Acting Chair: Dr. Michael Speaks
The Historic Preservation Program offers a graduate program based on field study, research, design and community activities. Drawing on an abundance of local historical sites, the program documents and interprets historic buildings and landscapes and advocates their restoration, preservation, reconstruction, and rehabilitation.
Adaptive reuse has become an important focus for the Historic Preservation Program. This approach builds upon a community’s assets by recycling existing buildings to create vibrant spaces where people want to live and work. The program brings together professionals with expertise in the areas of real estate development, economics, and urban planning to discuss the adaptive reuse of buildings.