Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Rutgers-Camden Spring Historic Preservation Continuing Education Classes - Begin February 16, 2017

Rutgers-Camden Spring Historic Preservation Continuing Education Classes
Classes begin February 16, 2017

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers University–Camden’s new continuing education program begins its spring semester in February. This program is a non-degree, non-credit program that is open to anyone interested in historic preservation: members of historic preservation commissions, town planners, historic site administrators and volunteers, owners of old or historic buildings, town planners, architects, engineers, attorneys, students, and anyone else with an interest in preserving our built environment. Offerings include full-scale courses as well as one-day and half-day workshops.

There is no better place to learn the processes and techniques of historic preservation than the living laboratory of Camden and nearby Philadelphia. The Historic Preservation Continuing Education Program at Rutgers–Camden is designed for those who desire to gain a deeper understanding of the vocabulary and discipline of historic preservation. It provides fundamentals of contemporary historic preservation practice as well as opportunities for in-depth studies. Students learn from professionals working in the field to gain a more realistic perspective on how the tangible remains of our past can be integrated within current environments.

Any student or community member may register for any course or workshop. Classes are taught on a pass/fail basis. Continuing education credits earned may be applied toward a future certificate in historic preservation (in development). American Institute of Architects (AIA) credits and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) credits are available for some classes.

This spring, offerings include a 10-week class in American architectural history, taught by preservation specialist Andrea Tingey from the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office, which meets on Thursday evenings, beginning February 16.

Spring workshops include:
1) A workshop on cemetery preservation, at The Woodlands and Mount Moriah Cemeteries, taught by NSP preservationist Dennis Montagna and historian Aaron Wunsch, on Saturday, April 8.
2) Preservation in Practice, a workshop for historic preservation commissioners, planners, and others, on Saturday, March 18, will provide an in-depth examination of current topics and issues relevant to integrating preservation into community planning and zoning, discuss the elements of a comprehensive historic preservation ordinances and how to use the ordinance for good decision making, and consider tools to combat deteriorated, neglected, vacant, and abandoned properties.

More information and descriptions of classes and workshops can be found at http://preservation.rutgers.edu. For questions, contact Tamara Gaskell at tamara.gaskell@rutgers.edu. Classes begin February 16, 2017, so register now!

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