Boston Architectural College

320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115-2703

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Boston Architectural College offers the Master of Historic Preservation program for students developing their talents in architectural theory, techniques, practices, and planning and are interested in the focus of their talents in the preservation of historic locations. Students will study theories, principles, and practices relating to the protection and renewal of historical sites necessitating architectural and construction interaction.

Students in the program will take part in a curriculum which develops their understanding of architectural science and art as part of a program emphasizing the design and creation of green constructions. Those classes include tradition building, preservation philosophy and practice, preservation law, planning, and finance, historic research and documentation, philosophy, methods, and practices in architectural materials conservation, theories in architectural preservation in conservation and urban renewal, cultural heritage tourism and placemaking, American architecture from the colonial period through post-modernism, international heritage conservation, people, places, and forms in the American vernacular, classical architecture drawing studio, approaches to historic building fabric, sustainable development as a way of thinking, and green residential remodeling and renovation.

Students completing the program will have demonstrated the necessary educational and professional qualifications required and expected of professionals in the field of architecture. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate understanding of the major concepts and theoretical perspective of architecture and subjects relating to architecture as part of renewal development and historical site protection and conservation, to demonstrate the capacity for professional behavior and professional preparation as part of the role of architects, and to demonstrate the capability to critique and develop conservation and preservation plans and designs.

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    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


    Students will be required to take part in regular seminars on the Boston campus.

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