Coordinator: Professor Jorge Hernandez
The Master of Science in Architecture: Historic Preservation emphasizes planning and the stewardship of cultural heritage. The program consists of five core courses (21 credits), three elective courses (9 credits), concluding with a 6-credit thesis.
The program builds upon the classic tenets of professional knowledge in preservation, fostering a critical assessment of that body of thought, to address the challenges that face natural and cultural conservation. The program draws upon the expertise of University faculty to foster cross-disciplinary dialogs in the service of stewardship.
The teaching consists of lectures, seminars, field and lab work, travel study, design studios and the aula magna of Miami, a diverse and emergent 21st Century city that provides the instructional settings and experiences of the program.
The pedagogy advances the position that: addressing climate-change; promoting a balanced micro-macro cultural currency; housing global urban population growth; and championing the social-ethical dimension of heritage, represent forces integral to planning and indispensable to stewardship of the natural and cultural environment.