Historic Preservation

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts / Andrê© van de Putte
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts / Andrê© van de Putte

Sometimes considered the “greenest” of the design fields, historical preservation aims to adapt and reuse what already exists – historic buildings, furnishings, sites and landscapes – for the present and future use of individuals and society. Historic Preservation programs include education in restoration design, materials conservation, architectural history, and preservation planning.

DEGREE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS

Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Saori Kawasumi Lewis | Photo Conservator

Saori Kawasumi Lewis | Photo Conservator

“I started taking pictures because everything was exotic,” she said. “About a year later, my job was really wearing me out, so I decided to do something I actually liked. I wanted to study photography, so I started looking around for schools.