INSTITUTE MISSION AND HISTORY:
Founded in 2005, the Institute provides a national and international forum on historic preservation and regionalism issues in partnership with government preservation agencies, non-profit organizations, and other universities and UNM departments. Leading national and New Mexico experts teach inspiring course designed for traditional students, practicing professionals, and interested members of the public. Courses make extensive use of New Mexico’s historic cultural landscape as an ideal setting for incubating and mastering best practices for the conservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage.
Past courses have focused on Route 66, acequia irrigation systems, Japanese cultural landscapes, the industrial heritage of the Santa Fe Railway shops, and strategies for regionally-appropriate contemporary design and planning. In addition to this year’s distinguished faculty--most of whom have taught in the institute previously--past instructors have included distinguished preservation educators, Jeffrey Chusid of Cornell University, and Chester Liebs, the founding director of the Institute (currently visiting faculty at Tokyo University). Noted cultural historian Chris Wilson oversees the Institute as Director of UNM’s Historic Preservation and Regionalism Program.
2008 INSTITUTION INFORMATION:
The fourth annual Southwest Summer Institute offers three stand-alone courses that can be taken individually or as part of the UNM School of Architecture & Planning, Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation and Regionalism (HPR). The six-course HPR program integrates proven historic preservation techniques with contemporary design and planning approaches grounded in history, culture, and place.
Experiential learning: This year’s courses on cultural landscape documentation, and adobe preservation each involve extensive fieldwork, while the preservation law class emphasizes the analysis of real world case studies paired with field trips.
Each course meets from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, for one week at the UNM School of Architecture & Planning in Albuquerque. Class sessions meet in the new, award-winning George Pearl Hall, designed by internationally-renowned architect, Antione Predock. Fieldwork and class trips take place in and around Albuquerque.
Course Credit: Courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Each course carries three (3) credit hours (except for the Law School section of the Preservation Law course, which is 2 credit hours). In addition to the intensive week for each course, participants taking courses for credit (except for the Law section) will also be required to complete a term project, due approximately six weeks after the end of formal instruction.
Who Should Take the Courses? Students and professionals in preservation, design, planning, law, cultural resource management, and related fields, including anyone interested in the Southwest, with a passion for historic preservation, or who thrives on the stimulation of interacting with those from other disciplines and parts of the country. Professionals and the general public are welcome as registered as non-degree students.
Registration: Summer registration begins April 21. You can register for UNM classes by the Internet or telephone. The internet application is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at http://my.unm.edu; click on 'Student Life' and select 'LoboWeb.' To register by telephone, call LoboPhone at (505) 246-2020.
If you are not already a student at UNM, you will need to register as a non-degree seeking student. To do this, click this link and fill out the form:
You will need to choose to register as either an undergraduate or graduate student. For both choices, it is the second application. There is a $10 application fee and processing normally takes 3-5 days.
Projected Summer School Tuition: $575 per undergraduate course (400 numbers); $631 per graduate course (500 numbers), plus a technology fee of $90 per graduate course. Projected tuition for students registering for the two credit Preservation Law section is $968.
On-line readings: Once you have registered for the course, you will receive directions for accessing course eReserve materials, including the course information and schedule, and readings that can be completed before the start of class (available after May 10).
June 9-13 Cultural Landscape Documentation and Planning: Learning from La Bajada ARCH 412.011, LA 512.010 (3 credits)
Instructors: Arnold Valdez, UNM Adjunct Associate Professor, Harvard Loeb Fellow, Senior Planner, Santa Fe County,; assisted by Eric Delony, former Chief, Historic American Engineering Record; and Christopher Marston, Architect, Historic American Building Survey.
Guest speakers: Mike Taylor and Kaisa Barthuli, Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, National Park Service, Santa Fe. Description: The La Bajada cultural landscape, midway between Santa Fe and Albuquerque, includes portions of two roads mythic in American history--El Camino Real and U.S. Route 66--as well as an Hispanic village and acequia. Through this case study, the course introduces methods for documenting and planning for the preservation of historic cultural landscapes, and includes guest lectures and field work, the evaluation of engineering challenges, and the development of management recommendations.
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June 16-20 Preservation Law: A Practical Tool Kit CRP 470.010, 570.010 (3 credits), LAW 593.014 (2 credits)
Instructors: Jan Biella, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, with Katherine Slick, State Historic Preservation Officer, New Mexico Historic Preservation Division; John Fowler, Director, President’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; and Thompson M Mayes and Elizabeth S. Merritt, Deputy Counsels, National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Description: General principles and fundamentals of preservation law, focusing primarily on federal preservation law including Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as well as state, tribal, and local legislation. Class lectures and discussions will be supplemented with practical case studies, and field trips.
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June 23–27 Assessment and Preservation Planning for Adobe Buildings: San Antonio Chapel ARCH 412.010, 512.010 (3 credits)
Instructors: Jean Fulton, Preservation Programs Coordinator, Cornerstones Community Partnerships, with Pat Taylor, Southern Program Manager, Cornerstones Community Partnerships. Guest speakers: Lynne Sebastian, Director, Historic Preservation Programs, SRI Foundation; and (tentatively) Tom Wyndes, National Park Service dendrochronology expert, and Dr. Estevan Rael-Galvez, New Mexico State Historian.
Description: Introduces the procedures for conditions assessment and preservation planning for historic adobe buildings. The course field study will focus on the eighteenth-century chapel of San Antonio de Los Lentes, south of Albuquerque, and the preparation of a conditions assessment emphasizing structural stability, testing for moisture content, the preparation of measured drawings, and recommendations for site drainage.
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SUPPORT AND CO-SPONSERS:
The 2008 Institute has received generous support from Summer in the Southwest ®, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Cornerstones Community Partnerships, Santa Fe; Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, National Park Service, Santa Fe; and the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, Santa Fe; and is offered in cooperation with the Santa Fe County Planning Department; President’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Washington, D.C.; National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, D.C.; and Historic American Building Survey, Washington, D.C.
QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:
Meghan Bayer, Summer Institute Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about registering for the Law School section: Patricia Trainor, Law School Registrar, email@example.com
Additional program support: Elizabeth Lovato, HPR Administrative Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org Professor Chris Wilson, HPR Director, email@example.com