This graduate level class is a research seminar designed to help students acquire skills in the documentation, analysis, designation and protection of historic sites and districts. Students have the opportunity to explore multiple sources of historical documentation and research. Students become familiar with the process of identification, documentation, evaluation and designation of historic resources and their historic contexts in the field and present those findings in report and oral presentation forms. The class does this by allowing students to work directly with historic structures and sites, evaluating the architecture, landscaping, relevance, and preservation needs of individual properties in and around Atlanta, Georgia. The course also includes the analysis of a variety of historic preservation perspectives to understand the interrelationships between different layers of government, the nonprofit community and the private sector in relation to historic preservation issues.
Photo galleries of student projects can be found here.