The Center for Heritage Conservation held its Seventh Annual
Historic Preservation Symposium, “Preparation for Preservation
Practice: A Comprehensive Perspective,” March 24-25 in
the Preston M. Geren Auditorium at Texas A&M University’s
Langford Architecture Center.
The annual symposium, which coincided with the National Council
of Preservation Education’s spring 2006 board meeting,
also at Texas A&M, explored the various approaches to preparing
professionals for the practice of historic preservation.
The center also held pre-symposium workshops and demonstrations
at the College of Architecture’s soon to be completed “Architecture
Ranch” facility at Texas A&M’s Riverside Campus.
“With the recent adoption of National Architectural Accreditation
Board criteria requiring knowledge of key philosophies and legislation
relating to work on existing buildings, as well as the influence
of vernacular architecture,” center director David Woodcock
said, “this year’s topic was timely for architectural
education, and it will provide an opportunity to reinforce the
value of cross-disciplinary teams.”