Interested in Cultural Sustainability? Historic Preservation is the Cultural Counterpart of the Green Movement
The purpose of the course is to provide an overview and introduction to the historic preservation movement in the United States, with a focus on its application to cultural landscapes and programs of the National Park Service. The course will review preservation philosophy, history, and legislation, including key preservation terminology, standards, guidelines, and procedures. Identification, evaluation of significance and integrity, and design issues will be explored. Prior enrollment in a design history or land-use planning course is helpful, but not required.
LSA 481/681 (3 credits) meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons during the spring semester. The seminar format course includes lectures, discussion of weekly readings, and a semester project. Enrollment is limited to 18. A permission number is required from the instructor, John Auwaerter, at 470-6995, 405 Marshall Hall, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The course is offered in partnership with the National Park Service, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation.
The Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation is offering up to two 10-week paid internships in cultural landscape preservation during the summer of 2013. The internships are offered in partnership with the National Park Service Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation. The Olmsted Center promotes the preservation of cultural landscapes through research, planning, stewardship and education in partnership with universities and other organizations.
The internships, based at the SUNY ESF campus in Syracuse, will assist with development of cultural landscape reports at two National Park units: Chancellorsville Battlefield near Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Gettysburg National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The internships will provide experience in documentation of historic and existing conditions in cultural landscapes, and exposure to cultural resource management in the National Park Service. Examples of similar projects may be found on the Research page of the Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation website.
Preferred candidates will be in advanced standing in a credited landscape architecture program or related discipline. Required skills include writing, mapping, and computer graphics including Arc GIS, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Depending on qualifications, one internship may focus on writing, and the other on development of graphic landscape plans.
The internships will be full time (40 hours/week) at $12.50 an hour for ten weeks. Beginning and end dates are flexible. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, transcript, writing example, and graphic example (preferably in digital format) along with two references by April 1, 2013 to:
George W. Curry, Co-Director
SUNY ESF Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation
331 Marshall Hall, SUNY ESF
1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210
For more information, contact John Auwaerter at (315) 470-6995, or email@example.com