Intro to Historic Preservation and Critical Regionalism Instructor: Rachel Preston PrinzOffice Hours:By AppointmentSCOPE: This class will provide an introduction to the field of Historic Preservation of the built environment and the theories and application of CriticalRegionalism. The course will examine context; philosophy; legal, social,cultural, and economic issues; and will consider some of the basic technicalissues of building evaluation, conservation, and design.At the end of this course, students should have a working knowledge of, andbe able to answer or address the following: • The Law: Understanding the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards forthe Treatment of Historic Properties and for Rehabilitating Buildings;the National Historic Preservation Act of 1996 – including the Section106 process and 36 CFR Part 800, the New Mexico State CulturalProperties Act of 1969, and the National Register of Historic Places. • The Players: What is/are SHPO, THPO, HPD, Main Street, and what are“stakeholders”? • What is Preservation Technology and why is it relevant? • What is Critical Regionalism and how is it applied in today’s designprofessions? • Looking anew at what we create: How can we use what we learn fromarchaeology to test our own designs or preservation projects fortimelessness? TOPICS: • Intro to Historic Preservation; History; the Movement; Organizations;Practice • Philosophies of Preservation; Preservation Technology • Preservation and the Law; Building Codes and Regulation; Economicsand Tax Issues • Historic Structures Reports; Building Surveys and Diagnostics;Feasibility Studies; and Preservation Plans • Historic Districts and the National Register • Historic and Cultural Landscapes • Universal Design and the impact of the Baby Boomers retiring onHistoric Preservation • Critical Regionalism – Theory and Practical Application • New Construction in Historic Districts – Approaches • Sustainability and Historic Preservation • Introduction to PlaceMaking and Place performance evaluations • Professional Opportunities: career options and professional options inhistoric preservation and regional design and development • Identifying and communicating personal professional philosophyMETHODS: The course will consist of lectures, individual directed study, assignedreadings, case studies, visiting professionals and site visits. A major field tripwill be planned for which a departmental fee will be assessed. While fieldvisits are optional, all students are encouraged to participate, as grades aresubject to participation. Subject to space availability and the nature of thevisit, guests are welcome to participate in field trips by prior agreement.REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING:Students are expected to complete all the readings and attend all lecturesand fieldtrips. It is not safe to assume that lectures and readings will overlap– participation in both is required. In-class Readings and Participation15% of grade Class readings not in the required texts will be provided in aphotocopied course packet. The student may select their ownmaterials for further research, within the course topic, for someassignments. Readings assigned on the course schedule are to becompleted in time for class discussion on the listed date. Individual Research Reports 10% of grade These reports are intended to cover readings outside of assigneddirected readings, relevant to the current course topic but within thestudent’s area of interest.Each reading report should include a full bibliographic reference for thereading, followed by a brief abstract of the material, and then by anycommentary or discussion the student may wish to bring forth to theclass. This will become a part of the class notes, and CLASSDISCUSSION IS SUBJECT TO BECOME PART OF QUIZZES OR TESTS.Some reports will be assigned on a published case study. The responseshould consist of a brief written abstract of the project, salientprofessional data (assigned in class specific to each assigned report),and assigned illustrations. These reports will be presented in class. Quizzes (4) 5% of grade(each) There will be in-class quizzes based on materials covered in class andassociated readings. These will be closed book examinations. Building Analysis Report 15% of grade The assignment may involve multiple field visits. Paper on an approved topic 20% of grade Each student will present a typed written proposal for a Final Paper. The proposal will be reviewed and approved (or approved subject tochanges). The 5 page Final Paper will be presented to the class duringthe last three class sessions. Final Examination 20% of grade CLASS TEXTS:Murtagh, William J. Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation inAmerica. 3rd Edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2006, 183 pp.,black-and-white photographs, drawings, charts, paper, $55.00, ISBN: 0-4714-7377-4.or Tyler, Norman; Ligibel, Ted; and Tyler, Ilene. Historic Preservation: AnIntroduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice, 2nd edition. New York andLondon: W. W. Norton & Company, 2009, 375 pp., line drawings, black-and-white photographs, paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-3937-3273-3andNorberg-Schulz, Christian. Existence, Space, and Architecture. New York:Praeger, 1971. CLASS READING PACKET: (INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO…) Anella, T. "Learning from the Pueblos." In N. Markovich, W. Preiser, & F. Sturm(Eds.), Pueblo Style and Regional Architecture NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold,1990: 32-49.Briggs, Charles. “Mexicano Northern New Mexico,” “Historical Discourse,” and“Conclusion,” in Competence in Performance , pp. 25-55, 59-99, and 341-376. Foucault, Michel. “Space, Power, and Knowledge.” in The Cultural StudiesReader, pp. 134-141.Frampton, Kenneth. “Prospects For A Critical Regionalism.” Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal 20, 1983. Nesbit (468-482)Frampton, Kenneth. “Towards A Critical Regionalism: Six Points for anArchitectural Resistance.“ University of Hartford Online Blackboard.Herr, Cheryl. “Cultural Studies and Critical Regionalism.” Critical Regionalismand Cultural Studies, pp. 1-14Kelbough, Douglas. Repairing the American Metropolis, 2002. Tzonis and Lefaivre, “Critical Regionalism”, in Critical Regionalism: ThePomona Proceedings, pp. 1-23. RECOMMENDED EXTRA-CURRICULAR READING:Alexander, Christopher, et al. A Pattern Language Towns, Buildings,Construction. Vol. 2. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.Arbogast, David. How to Write a Historic Structures Report. W.W. Norton &Co, 2010.Norberg-Schulz, Christian. Existence, Space, and Architecture. New York:Praeger, 1971.Norberg-Schulz, Christian. Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture. New York: Rizzoli, 1980.Semes, Steven W. The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic forArchitecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation. New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company, 2009, 272 pp., line drawings, black-and-white andcolor photographs, cloth, $60.00, ISBN 978-0-393-73244-3Stubbs , John H. Time Honored: A Global View of Architectural Conservation:Parameters, Theory, & Evolution. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2009,434 pp., photographs, charts, illustrations, cloth, $75.00, IBSN 978-0-4702-6049-4RETENTION OF COURSE MATERIALS: The University reserves the right to retain copies of papers developed in thisclass for purpose of providing exemplary material to other students and asexamples to be submitted for accreditation. If a student’s work is published,its author(s) will be credited.