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Course Number and Title
Architectural Conservation Lab (HP382L)
HP175, 301, 342
Tues, Thurs 12:30-2:00 pm
Thurs 2:00-4:50 pm
Lecture, lab- and field-based
Philip C Marshall,
Office: Arch 247
Email address provided in class
Advising hours will
be posted on my faculty office door each week, a week in advance.
Feel free to call or text me on my cell phone any time.
Please sign up and bring an agenda. If you plan to discuss drafts,
proposals, drawings, field notes, photographs, or similar material,
please leave a copy in my faculty mailbox with a note asking
me to preview your work at least two days before your meeting
— to provide enough time to consider carefully your work
before getting together.
"This course surveys the manufacture, composition, properties,
uses, craft traditions, and conservation of traditional building
materials and systems – wood, metal, glass, decorative finishes,
and masonry – and the architectural context in which
they are employed. Lectures, readings and discussions are supplemented
by site visits, field trips, workshops and laboratory exercises
to understand historic American construction technology and contemporary
conservation practices. (4 credits)"
Refer to Schedule (Spring
Goals and objectives are to explore the interrelationship of
scientific, artistic, historical, preservation, and related disciplines
and the way they come to bear on the understanding and conservation
of historical materials and techniques. There is an emphasis on
the relationship between academic studies, research, laboratory
experiments, feild experience, and professional practice.
Readings are primarily Web based. You must print out hard copies
of all assigned reading before their due date. You are expected
to use the printouts for highlighting, making marginal notes and
comments, and identifying issues, subjects and questions you wish
to discuss. Carefully organize readings, assignments and other
material in your course binder(s), which will be handed in.
- Attend all classes, site visits, and field trips
- Work as involved, responsible member of all project teams
- Actively participate in class discussions
- Complete assignments (word-processed or electronic, when written)
by due dates
- Advise faculty about any concerns, tutoring, and special needs
- Come to site visits prepared, with necessary tools, equipment,
Syllabus – Schedule of Class Meetings
- Course lecturers, with discussion
- Course readings, followed by class discussion
- Course readings, followed by independent analysis
- Course readings, followed by quizzes
- Team-oriented class conservation assessment of sites
- Independent, self-directed documentation of a particular site
- Guest lecturers, field trips, and visits to specialists -- with
your active participation in discussion
- Site visits, conducted independently by students, alone or as
- Site visits, conducted by the entire class
Refer to Assignments
Schedule of Class Meetings
Refer to Schedule
Equipment and Supplies
A Conservation Site Tool Kit list will be reviewed in class.
A digital camera will be needed for several assignments.