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Architecture (MS) - Heritage Conservation

Degree or Minor: 
Graduate Degree
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Arch, Planning, & Landscape Arch
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Program/Degree

Architecture (MS) - Heritage Conservation 

Program Description

The purpose of the Heritage Conservation program is to educate students in the preservation of the built environment as part of a comprehensive ethic of environmental, cultural, and economic sustainability. The intent of the curricular program, which leads to a Master of Science in Architecture with a concentration in Heritage Conservation, is:

Interdisciplinary, teaching holistic problem-solving within an integrated environment of natural and cultural resources including the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, history, landscape architecture, materials science, and planning;
Inter-institutional, promoting collaborative engagement between public and private institutions with a curriculum incorporating community service as a method of learning; and
International in scope and regional in application, defined by the arid lands geography of the Greater Southwest.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Architecture - http://capla.arizona.edu/

The School of Architecture is devoted to professional education with a sensibility honed in the edge conditions of an extreme climate on a major international border. Located in the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the United States, the School combines a culturally rich past with cutting-edge environmental research in its place-based design approach to the arid environment.

The making of architecture is a sensible technical and aesthetic activity that serves the needs of human shelter. The construction of shelter is an imaginative cultural research that enables dwelling as a fundamental human aspiration and means to a graceful life. This pursuit must be inflected by place, the geography of Arizona, and the culture of the Southwest. The design for place must be influenced by a portable global sensibility, yet observant of local traditions, tempered by material circumstances, and expressive of the ethos of time and place.