The Interior Architecture Program at Philadelphia University College of Architecture and the Built Environment is collaborating with the University of Florida Historic Preservation Program to offer students the opportunity to study contextual design and historic preservation on Nantucket, Massachusetts. Preservation Institute Nantucket (PIN) is an interdisciplinary program that exposes participants to the theories and methodologies of international cultural heritage conservation, and the research, documentation, and management of current potential World Heritagesites. Nantucket and its historical and natural environments serve as a learning laboratory.
Guest instructors and lecturers include representatives from a variety of domestic and International agencies and organizations including:
- Integrated Conservation Resources
- Lund University of Sweden
- National Park Services
- National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
- World Monuments Fund
Participants attend a 6-week course for 5 credits.
6-week course information:
- World Heritage Research & Stewardship (2 credits)
- Documenting Heritage Resources (3 credits)
Mid May - Late June 2017
$4,500 Program Fees (approx, based on 2016 rate) plus $500 Study Abroad Fee (Billed through PhilaU). Students are responsible for travel to Nantucket and meals
The coursework at the Preservation Institute in Nantucket is project-oriented and focuses on the research, documentation, and planning necessary to nominate the island's resources to the World Heritage List. Coursework is augmented with field trips around Nantucket.
DCP 6701 World Heritage Research & Stewardship
DCP 6714 Documenting Heritage Resources
Participants are housed in a University of Florida-owned dormitory located a twenty-minute walk from the academic studio. Wireless DSL is also provided in the dormitories.
In addition to applying to PhilaU's summer Study Abroad program, students must complete University of Florida's program application, available on the above link to their website.