College of Design

Historic Preservation (Graduate Certificate)

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Douglas Appler

Director of Graduate Certificate

Assistant Professor

College of Design

Department of Historic Preservation

117 Pence Hall

Lexington KY 40506

Program website

257-7617

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Blend a love of the past with your future. Designed for working professionals and graduate students in related fields, the certificate can be taken exclusively online, through classes at the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, or with a combination of online and in-person courses. The Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation examines the history and theory of preservation and provides training in architectural history, revitalization, adaptive reuse, and preservation policy.

Preserve the Past, Make History

The certificate helps architects, planners, engineers, and other professionals expand their knowledge and develop specialized areas of practice. As a graduate of the program, you will be able to:

  • Draw upon the history of American architecture and landscape design in making informed choices about the care, maintenance, and revitalization of historic properties
  • Facilitate community discussions about the social and cultural significance of historic buildings and sites
  • Navigate local, state, and federal historic preservation laws
  • Employ design practices appropriate to adaptive reuse and tax-advantaged rehabilitation projects

The certificate consists of two required courses and two electives. All students take HP 601: Introduction to Historic Preservation, and HP 602: Historic Preservation Law. Students then select two electives. Courses on architectural history, preservation planning, cultural resource management, and sustainable development are routinely offered. Admission requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. GRE scores are not required.

Curriculum

 

Required Courses

HP 601: Introduction to Historic Preservation

HP 602: Historic Preservation Law

Electives

HP 501: Cultural Landscapes and Historic Preservation

HP 613: Historical Structural Systems and Building Materials

HP 617: Historic Preservation Planning

HP 615: American Settlement Patterns

HP 670: Rethinking Preservation: Ethics, Public Policy, and Heritage Resources

HP 675: Architectural History for Preservation Practice

*Other courses may be substituted with faculty approval

Admissions Officer Contact Information

Mary Richardson

201C Gillis Building
859-257-4618
mrich6@uky.edu


Contact

Douglas Appler

Director of Graduate Certificate

Assistant Professor

College of Design

Department of Historic Preservation

117 Pence Hall

Lexington KY 40506

257-7617

Other programs from the College of Design: