University of Oregon

Historic Preservation Program


Heath chosen for Excellence Award for Directors of Graduate Studies

Professor Kingston Heath, director of the Historic Preservation Program, has been awarded the 2014 Excellence Award for Directors of Graduate Studies by the UO Graduate School. The honor will be formally presented during the Director of Graduate Studies spring meeting at approximately 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, in the Knight Library Browsing Room. “I am humbled by the recognition and truly appreciative,” Heath said. “Mentoring students along their journey as professionals is the most fulfilling aspect of my role as a program director.”

Kingston Heath

HP Minor Chris Laswell '13 Awarded Cultural Resources Technician Internship in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Chris Laswell ‘13, Environmental Studies Major with a Minor in Historic Preservation, has secured a year-long internship as a Cultural Resources Technician in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This position is located within the Environmental Planning Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific (NAVFAC Pacific) and Chris will be providing technical support for archeological and historical resources surveys and inventories of significant properties in Guam. Upon completing this internship, Chris is hoping to apply to graduate school to receive his Masters in Architecture. 

Historic Preservation Graduate Student Thesis and Terminal Project Presentations

It's that time of the year when our 2nd year HP graduate students will be presenting their thesis and terminal project research.  This is a great time to see what our students have been researching and the insights that have been learned, all presentations are open to the public and we encourage faculty and students to attend.   Please see the embedded calendar for all of the dates and locations. 

Preservation students produce masonry conservation handbook

Historic Preservation Program students at UO have produced a handbook on conserving historic masonry. The students of Adjunct Professor Lauren Allsopp spent twelve weeks analyzing masonry structures of all kinds in Cottage Grove, Oregon, whose Main Street is a classic example of a late Victorian town. The handbook, which offers recommendations for building owners, is available for free online.

handbook cover