HPRES Course List
This lecture/discussion course examines the discovery and use of written, pictorial, and photographic resources for architectural, cultural, and historical research: how to find and use Chicago area libraries, historical agencies, government archives, etc. Students will develop the analytic and writing skills needed in historic preservation by writing a National Register nomination. Field trips are included.
This course investigates the materials and techniques used in North American building construction. The history and development of materials, their physical properties, and characteristics are studied. Building construction methods are explored including adobe, wood, stone, brick, concrete, and steel construction. Research papers and oral presentations are required. Lecture and field trips.