Jefferson Launches MS in Historic Preservation

Published Monday, April 1, 2019

The College of Architecture and the Built Environment has announced a MS in Historic Preservation, focusing on the preservation, restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings and sites, as well as revitalization strategies that value community assets. The program will launch fall 2019 at Jefferson, and is accepting applications now.

“The curriculum addresses several intersecting issues facing preservation today, particularly the adaptive reuse of historic buildings as both a sustainable practice—constituting recycling on a grand scale—and as repositories of cultural memory,” said Suzanne Singletary, Director of the Historic Preservation program.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Jefferson’s new Center for the Preservation of Modernism, where students can develop preservation protocols tailored to the unique character of early and mid-century modern architecture.
  • Immersive study abroad opportunities, exploring the preservation of modernist architecture at the iconic Bauhaus Building in Dessau, Germany, or at the Terragni Archives in Como, Italy.
  • Specializations in a field from the College’s graduate offerings, including sustainable design, geographic information systems, façade technologies, architectural history, construction management or real estate development.

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