CPCRS organizes field projects to apply research and teaching to the practical challenges faced by sites, their organizations, and stakeholders. Fieldwork provides essential learning and research opportunities: testing replicable models, mapping out ideal processes, revising and redesigning policies, and practicing collaboration.

All our efforts are directed to holistic approaches to preservation – in terms of scale, community needs, material realities, creative opportunities, management, and financing. To advance these goals we create opportunities for students to gain fieldwork experience in class and through paid internships.



tanner house

Henry Ossawa Tanner House


Preservation effort to stabilize and preserve the 19th century painter's Philadelphia home. Project in partnership with the Friends of Henry O. Tanner House, Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, and Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Armstrong School

Preserving the St. Paul Baptist Church and The Armstrong School

A Tuskegee x Penn preservation effort to stabilize, preserve, interpret and sustain the a rare cultural landscape in Macon Co, AL.

Header: Detail of Armstrong School, Macon County, AL