Planning, Development and Preservation


The mission of the collaborative Clemson University/College of Charleston Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is to educate future leaders in the documentation, evaluation, interpretation, and conservation of historic structures, sites and landscapes with the goal of developing appropriate preservation strategies for a sustainable future. Utilizing Charleston as a laboratory, graduate students acquire diverse skills for rewarding professional careers.   

Areas of emphasis include:

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