Student Research

The Historic Preservation Colloquium/Demonstration of Professional Competence course is conducted as a seminar, and is designed to help students focus their conceptual thinking on concrete problems by analyzing and writing about historic preservation issues. The course begins with an overview of current issues within the preservation movement, and an examination of some of the philosophical conflicts facing practitioners. Then, drawing from current events, the students investigate specific preservation case studies and closely examine cases of most interest to the group.  What follows are some examples of papers from this course.

Laura Casas Fortuno Preserving the 'Slums': Avoiding the Displacement of Impoverished Communities Spring 2012
Felicia Smuts Empowering Community Development: Building Incentive for the Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits Spring 2012
Kim Daileader

The Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Authenticity    of Designations, Additions, and Alterations

Spring 2012 
Judith Norinsky Revitalizing Uptown Kingston by Restoring its Historic Architecture Fall 2011
Tara Kelly Sustainability: Solving the Modern Problem Spring 2009