University of Oregon

Historic Preservation Program


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

HP Graduate Student Benjamin Stinnett to Present at AHLP

Benjamin Stinnet, a second-year graduate student in the Historic Preservation Program, will be presenting at the 2014 Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation (AHLP) Annual Meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota. Benjamin, along with co-author Kimball Erdman, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Arkansas, will be presenting his research in a paper titled "Celebrating the Gypsy Spirit: Re-capturing the history and mystique of a treasured American landscape genre, the girls’ summer camp" on Saturday, May 24th.

HP Graduate Student Emily Sakariassen Recipient of the Margaret Wiese Graduate Research Award

Emily Sakariassen, a current Historic Preservation Graduate Student, has been selected as the recipient of the Margaret Wiese Graduate Research Award. Each year, this award is given to two graduate students who are conducting research related to preserving the culture, language and/or artifacts of northwestern Native Americans. More information on the award can be found at:

Don Peting to receive 2014 McMath Award

Asked what Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School project he’s most proud of since the annual projects began twenty years ago, Associate Professor Emeritus and Field School Founding Director Don Peting defers. “That's a Sophie's Choice question,” he says. “It's like your children—you can't isolate and favor any one.” 

Don Peting

HP Graduate Student Julia Larson to Present at Advocacy Scholars Week

First-year historic preservation graduate student Julia Larson has been selected as the winner of the Advocacy Scholars Program for her paper titled “Preserving Minority Environments: The Benefits of Preservation Legislation.” She will be presenting her research at this year’s Advocacy Scholars Week in Washington D.C.. Advocacy Week is sponsored by Preservation Action and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Offices (NCSHPO), and will be held from March 3rd to the 6th.