Historic Preservation

Our dynamic Master of Science in Historic Preservation is an all-encompassing program covering the areas of restoration design, materials conservation, architectural history, and preservation planning, all while affording the flexibility to explore specific areas of interest through elective coursework in the field of heritage conservation.

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Landmarks Illinois Preservation Snapshots Lecture: Recent Past Survey of Suburban Cook County

Lisa DiChiera, former Landmarks Illinois Director of Advocacy; Charlie Pipal, Adjunct Professor, Historic Preservation Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Sheila Webb, Graduate SAIC Historic Preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, look back at the Recent Past Survey of Suburban Cook County discussing the 16-year surveying effort of non-residential suburban Chicago buildings dating from 1935 to 1975 — a period commonly referred to as the “Recent Past.” Approximately 4,100 commercial, institutional, office and religious structures were identified in more than 53 suburban communities throughout Cook County, Illinois. The survey was undertaken in coordination with Landmarks Illinois by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and was completed in 2022.

SAIC thanks Landmarks Illinois for generously sharing this YouTube link of the presentation, originally given on October 20, 2022."


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