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Preservation Law/Planning/Finance


This course will explore the history, philosophy, and legal foundations upon which the historic preservation movement in the United States stands, focusing special attention on those areas where treasured American values clash. Students will look at the preservation planning and regulatory review process, learn about investment tax credits and the Secretary of the Interior Standards, and work with local historic district study reports and design guidelines. Students will be challenged with conservation, financing, feasibility, land use, affordability, and sympathetic infill issues. Case studies will be utilized as learning tools for the preservation of neighborhoods, churches, commercial structures, and buildings of the modern movement.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.
Fall, Spring


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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