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Preservation Project Studio (HP406) Fall 2004
Field-based and field-driven studio augmented by meetings,
lectures, site visits.
Philip Cryan Marshall, Associate Professor
Mobile 508.951.8562, E-mail email@example.com
Office: Engineering 130
HP Office 401.254.3580
Advising hours will be posted on my faculty office
door each week, a week in advance. 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 provides a team-oriented field experience involving
the design, planning and execution of a planning or conservation
project, working closely with a non-profit host organization
or community, and other professional resources in the field.
Students are responsible for specific aspects of the project,
coordination of their activities with other students, and integration
of their work with the project at large. 5 credits. Fall.
HP 306L, HP 382L
Goals and Objectives
This workshop will entail broad research of the critical
issues facing preservation at the national, state and local levels
as the basis for developing technical conservation material to
aid in the stewardship of local historic districts under the purview
of Historic District Commissions (HDCs). It will evaluate resources
and initiatives that have been developed to address proactive
options and opportunities, partnerships and capacity building.
As the basis for background research, mandated and "elective"
work — at the national level and for each state —
will be placed within a matrix, with exemplary initiatives being
singled out for further assessment. The following will be considered:
The nature of preservation issues presented at the National
Preservation Conference (Louisville, Kentucky in September);
what issues are pertinent to HDC preservation efforts in Rhode
Island; and how can they be furthered at the state and local
level. This component will include registration (by 15 September)
for the conference, conference-related work in advance, attendance
at conference sessions, discussion with conference speakers
and attendees, reporting, and recommendations.
The role of the National Park Service in the context of the
NHPA and SHPO office; as a partner through the John
H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley Heritage Corridor Commission;
as a steward of specific sites; and as a regional technical
resource. This component will include meeting with NPS representatives,
communities who have undertaken cooperative work through MOA.
An assessment of state preservation programs across the country,
with an emphasis on the SHPOs, the "Statewides,"
regional needs and variations, exemplary work; and ways this
can help develop future initiatives and resources in Rhode
Operations and role of the RI SHPO office (Rhode
Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission);
work at hand; future plans; and how the SHPO work relates
to community needs.
Needs, resources and initiatives at the local level, using
Bristol and Newport for studio work. The Studio will further
define and address local needs in the context of statewide
preservation work, to develop examples of HDC-related preservation
resources for consideration.
Bristol HDC Project
This project will entail developing a pilot project to provide
technical conservation resources for the Town of Bristol Historic
District Commission, area property owners, and professionals.
It will inform citizens and decision-makers of the wealth of
cultural, professional, financial, and technical, resources;
a database listing the structures under purview by the Bristol
Historic District Commission, with historical and technical
references, past HDC applications, deed research; and other
resources. Planning will include investigating other HDC initiatives
statewide and nationwide, gathering relevant material from the
ACHP, NPS, SHPO, other Rhode Island HDCs, and other resources.
The project is designed to be sustained by and for the Bristol
community, with partners including the Town of Bristol, the
Bristol Historical Society, Mosaico, Preserve Bristol, Preserve
Rhode Island, Roger Williams University, and several other organizations.
A preliminary needs assessment, based on interviews of representatives
from partnering organizations and other groups, will provide
the basis for planning. This project will serve as a model for
the future development of Bristol Web-based and community-based
preservation initiatives, and guide other communities in the
development of similar programs.
Initial, funding will provided through in-kind contribution
of time by RWU Preservation Project Studio course participants
and community members and cash contribution from the Studio
budget. A grant proposal will be develop for the next phase
of this project.
- Represent the best intentions and interests of Roger Williams
University; the School of Architecture, Art & Historic Preservation;
the Historic Preservation Program; and standards of professional
practice in the field.
- Keep a record of your time, tasks, meetings, etc. down to
the 1/4 hour.
- Attend all site visits, meetings, field trips, and classes;
- Develop a project notebook of all contacts, correspondence
and work; distribute "minutes" or a summary of any
meetings; follow-up every meeting with a "thank you"
note with a meeting summary, when appropriate;
- Work as involved, responsible member of all project teams;
- Actively participate in class and meeting discussions, planning,
integration of independent work with other efforts;
- Complete word (word-processed or electronic, when written)
by due dates
- Advise faculty about any concerns, tutoring, and special needs;
- Come to site visits on time and prepared, with necessary tools,
equipment, and supplies;
- Attendance, active participation mandatory
- Team work on course project(s) 50%
- Independent and team work on specific initiatives, research,
field work 50%
Bibliography and Reading
Readings are primarily Web based. In advance of classes or
meetings, you must print out hard copies of all assigned reading
and include them, with marginal notes and highlighting, in your
organized course binder. In many cases you will be responsible
for identifying appropriate reading and resources for other
Additional reading will be provided as class handouts and
materials on reserve.
Assignments refer to project products, which will be developed
by the team members during the semester.
Schedule of Class Meetings
Class will meet during assigned hours. Laboratory work will
be scheduled throughout the week based on community and project
Equipment and Supplies
Equipment and supplies will be reviewed in class. Project participants
will be responsible for identifying and sourcing some equipment