Historic Preservation and Materials Conservation

Our public, natural, and cultural treasures range from historic architecture and artifacts, to diverse ecosystems, to scenic landscapes and natural resources. These treasures are not only of cultural and natural significance, but are also essential to the economy and a healthy, prosperous population.


The Historic Preservation Team conducts research in techniques for historic preservation and materials conservation. Project scope includes development of

    * Documentation and preservation of large-scale historic landscapes and cityscapes
    * Integrated preservation land-development practices, policies and financing strategies
    * Methods to conserve historic buildings and other structures, cultural landscapes and gardens
    * Methods to stabilize and care for cloth, masonry, wood, metal and composite artifacts