Planning, Development and Preservation


The primary mission of the collaborative Clemson University/College of Charleston Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is to protect and restore the cultural and material landscape.  The program is dedicated to educating future leaders in the evaluation and interpretation of historic structures, sites and landscapes for the development of the appropriate preservation strategies and treatments.  Utilizing the Charleston-based laboratory, graduate students acquire diverse professional skills for rewarding preservation careers.  Areas of emphasis include:

  • Sustainability and the Economics of Rehabilitation
  • Historic American Building Materials and Techniques
  • Conservation Science and Material Analysis
  • Architectural History and Cultural Significance
  • Documentation of Structures, Sites, and Landscapes
  • Building Treatment, Contextual Design and Historic Site Planning
  • Preservation Policy and Cultural Resource Management