About Historic Preservation – University of Kentucky College of Design
The Warwick Tower by Clay Lancaster
Photo by Alan Rideout
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About Historic Preservation

Preservation Expertise

Preservation practice crosses many disciplinary boundaries and requires a diverse set of skills, though a background in design is not required for enrollment. Reflecting this need, the core and affiliated faculty who teach in the Historic Preservation program are recognized for their scholarly and professional expertise in the history of formal and vernacular architecture, in designing for the rehabilitation of historic structures, in historic preservation planning, in the study of interior environments, material culture, landscape architecture, geography, history and other fields.

Our graduates consistently find employment at design firms and cultural resource management firms, at all levels of government, and as preservation advocates in the nonprofit world.