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Conference Presentations

Reinvigorating a Campus Landmark

Transforming Stirling’s Museum
Published 2021
Beginning with the project's conception and taking you through its planning, design, and construction, we will outline our investigation, historic research, and analysis of Harvard University's Stirling-designed postmodern museum to inform its transformation into a vibrant academic building housing a variety of programs.
Webinar Recordings

Managing Your Historic Campus Facilities in Today’s Resource-Constrained Environment

Published 2020
Recorded October 20. How are you addressing your campus’ historic facilities with so many competing needs for limited resources? This webinar will outline strategies for the management of historic properties on college and university campuses, with guidelines, standards, and best practices to address a wide range of concerns dealing with historic facilities.
Example Plans

Supporting Document Locked

Public Doctoral/Research University (CA, United States)
In accordance with state requirements, the institution prepared a report to identify significant environmental impacts of implementing the new campus master plan.

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Conference Presentations

Transforming Learning at Norwich University

Revitalizing the Historic Academic Core
Published 2019
Come learn how Norwich reimagined its central campus for contemporary research, teaching, and learning without compromising the integrity of its historic structures.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Call for Policy on University Cultural Heritage Locked

From Volume 44 Number 3 | April–June 2016
A policy related to stewardship of assets and their use would help in defining direction and creating context for productive conversation.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Creating a New Campus Destination Locked

From Volume 43 Number 4 | July–September 2015
The project offers preservation, building revitalization, and adaptive reuse as an alternative model for sustainable campus growth.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A DIY Campus Preservation Plan Locked

Lessons Learned at the University of Mary Washington
From Volume 40 Number 2 | January–March 2012
A for-credit academic class of graduate students gets involved with UMW’s campus heritage and works to integrate it with the overall campus master planning process.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Rubric for Campus Heritage Planning Locked

From Volume 39 Number 3 | April–June 2011
The idea is to make architectural preservation a part of the living progress of the institution.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Half-Century of Change on College Hill Locked

Institutional Growth, Historic Preservation, and the College Hill Study
From Volume 39 Number 3 | April–June 2011
One of the epicenters of the historic preservation movement in the United States, the east side of Providence is also home to Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design. Preservation leaders and institutional leaders—sometimes adversaries, sometimes partners—took a meandering path toward the expansive notion of Historic Providence that we see today. This article will explore the changing notions of cities, preservation, and institutional development on what is aptly called College Hill. It is a story of mutual support, conflicting values, and an extraordinary act of planning: the College Hill Study.
Example Plans

Campus Heritage Preservation Plan Locked

Private Baccalaureate College (GA, United States)
The Campus Heritage grant allowed this historically Black institution to complete a campus preservation plan and, ultimately, to apply for National Historic Landmark Status.

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Example Plans

Campus Heritage Preservation Plan Locked

Private Doctoral/Research University (GA, United States)
Despite the historic significance of the buildings on this campus, little was known about aspects of their original appearance or previous alterations. The institution used Getty Campus Preservation funding to conduct archival research to document its historic resources, examine overall building conditions, and develop treatment guidelines.

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Campus Heritage

An Appreciation of the History and Traditions of College and University Architecture
Published 2005
This monograph describes and illustrates the contributions campus heritage can make to promote, strengthen, and support institutional goals and objectives and outlines suggested methods of incorporating campus heritage in campus plans, facility plans, and campus design concepts.
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