Projects

Barn and fence

Survey

The Center of Preservation Research’s survey program is dedicated to identifying, researching, recording, evaluating, designating and interpreting the historic buildings and landscapes that surround us, producing detailed written and photographic records. Our goal is to foster an increased understanding and awareness of our built environment.

Group of students standing in front of partial stone structure

Documentation

The Center of Preservation Research’s documentation program strives to preserve artifacts, structures and cultural landscapes with a wide range of tools and strategies. The accurate recordation and research of these objects and places become critical processes to create comprehensive documentation for scholars and interested members of the public. This increased awareness of our surroundings and how these places fit in a historical and spatial context are important outcomes for our documentation projects and research.

Front of white house

Assessment

The Center of Preservation Research’s assessment program is dedicated to classifying existing conditions, recommending treatment approaches and options, and analyzing potential reuse opportunities for the historic buildings and structures that surround us, producing detailed written and photographic reports. The goal is to thoroughly understand the building’s condition prior to any physical work being accomplished.