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UNIVERSITY OF PENNYSLVANIA
SCHOOL OF DESIGN

PROGRAM IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION
HSPV 750-901 HERITAGE CONSERVATION PRAXIS


Summer 2017/1 cu
Faculty:  UPenn and NPS instructors
June 19 -July 8, 2017

Prerequisite: (one of the following)
HSPV 540 American Building Technology,
HSPV 555 Conservation Science or
comparable course



Course Description
Heritage Conservation Praxis is an intensive 3 week summer course designed for students pursuing studies in architectural conservation and builds on Penn Preservation’s core curriculum and the first year conservation technology courses. The syllabus is organized around project fieldwork supplemented by lectures, demonstrations, exercises, and site visits that will allow students to experience firsthand the design and construction of vernacular buildings and the application of traditional craft-based methods to preserve them.  Through a partnership with the National Park Service and the Vanishing Treasures Program, students will engage in the recording, survey, and treatment of timber and masonry structures under the supervision of Penn, NPS, and guest faculty. The course will be held at Grand Teton National Park. Course enrollment is by permit only.  Please contact Amanda Bloomfield (HSPV Dept.) at amab@design.upenn.edu.

Program
For Summer 2017, the course will again be based at Bar BC Dude Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. Students will work with instructors on traditional construction methods including log, timber, and stone masonry. The course will also examine preservation issues related to the rich vernacular landscape and National Park heritage with visits to other sites in the area. This year participants will be able to attend the NPS “Guiding Principles for Historic Resources” workshop offered by the Western Center for Historic Preservation at White Grass Training Center within the park.

Accommodation will be shared rooms at 4 Lazy F, a restored early 20th century family dude ranch with a full kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry facility. Students are requested to bring laptops, cameras, sleeping bags and all personal items.

To view the 2016 Conservation Praxis course packet, CLICK HERE.

For additional information about the ACL's field project
on the Bar-B-C Dude Ranch CLICK HERE.

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2016 Group