The College of Built Environments (CBE) offers two complementary certificates in historic preservation which emphasize the field of historic preservation and related developments in allied fields that address the multiplicity of issues in the identification, evaluation, and protection of cultural resources. The certificates are intended to enhance the education of students beyond their regular course of study to allow those with allied interests to incorporate preservation knowledge and skills in their future careers, expanding the reach of this discipline which is integral to our cultural knowledge and to future cities, suburbs, and rural districts.
The Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation is open to all graduate students at the University of Washington, including Graduate Non-Matriculated students. This certificate consists of 18-19 credits. The CBE Certificate in Historic Preservation is open only to students in the professional BLA degree.
The College of Built Environments has a longstanding commitment to education in historic preservation, first with a certificate program for architecture students beginning in the 1980s and expanding college-wide in 1991 and to the university in 2018. The Historic Preservation Program can link students with local historic preservation institutions and with experienced local professionals. The College houses the Center for Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. The city of Seattle represents an excellent urban laboratory with its strong record of preservation activity and the particular issues it presents for study. Outside the city, small town and rural settings within the region may also be vehicles for studio and thesis work.
Faculty names are linked to their departmental information pages.
Program Director: Manish Chalana (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Planning)
Daniel B. Abramson (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Planning)
Meredith Clausen (Architecture, Art History)
Kimo Griggs (Architecture)
Jeffrey Hou (Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Planning)
Ann Huppert (Architecture)
Louisa Iarocci (Architecture)
Kathryn Rogers Merlino (Architecture, Landscape Architecture)
Jim Nicholls (Architecture)
Jeffrey Karl Ochsner (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Planning)
Vikramaditya Prakash (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Planning)
Nancy Rottle (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Planning)
Tyler Sprague (Architecture)
David Strauss (Architecture)
Questions about the Historic Preservation Program? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.