Historic Preservation Program



Transforming the world through 60 years of historic preservation education.

Cultural and natural heritage must evolve in order to survive. Working with other disciplines and engaging stakeholders, historic preservation specialists manage change in the physical environment. The University of Florida recognizes the dynamic and multifaceted nature of the field of historic preservation and helps prepare the next generation of change agents. This mission is met through forward thinking, multidisciplinary coursework, hands-on learning opportunities, and partnerships with experts, public agencies, and private organizations across the United States and globally.

Three core focus areas inform the academics, research, and collaborations of the Historic Preservation Program:

  • RESILIENT RESOURCES: Developing strategies for adapting or mitigating historic sites and places endangered by sea-level rise, conflict, and other threats.
  • 20th CENTURY HERITAGE: Exploring the multivalent resources of the modern century and finding solutions for sustaining them.
  • EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES: Harnessing new and emerging technologies for documenting, conserving, managing, and interpreting heritage.