Founded on the Preservation Institute Nantucket model, Preservation Institute St. Augustine (PISA) was created to offer specialized training in the documentation of historic buildings and laboratory analysis and conservation of architectural materials and finishes. The work of PISA informs ongoing efforts to preserve America’s oldest city.
Current research and teaching projects include:
Documentation of the Paredes Dodge House and the preparation of a historic structure report.
Preparation of a multidisciplinary course, Sea Level Rise and Coastal Communities: Science, Policy, and Practice organized by the Florida Climate Institute.
The Envision Lab is located in the Governor’s House Cultural Center and Museum in St. Augustine.