CPCRS builds on a long legacy of preservation education at the Weitzman School of Design and within the Graduate Department in Historic Preservation. Students and educators collaborate in classrooms, studios, labs, and in the field to bring preservation philosophies and principles to practice.

Applied learning is central to our praxis, and classes offered in concert with CPCRS projects and initiatives are the perfect way for students to gain experience using the theories and methods of research and documentation in service to community partners.


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Tuskegee University, Department of Architecture, Teaching Collaboration

Weitzman’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation continues its collaboration with Kwesi Daniels and colleagues at Tuskegee University’s Department of Architecture on courses focusing on historic preservation planning at sites in Alabama.

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Civil Rights Heritage Courses

Learning from Civil Rights heritage in the classroom

Each semester CPCRS engages students with our partners in Alabama and Philadelphia through the Historic Preservation curriculum. In classrooms, studios, labs, and in the field, Weitzman School of Design educators and students collaborate to bring the preservation philosophies and principles of CPCRS “down to the ground.” 

Header: Historic Preservation class in Macon County, AL. Photo by CPCRS/Sarah Lerner.