Architectural Conservation: Syllabus, Admission, Career Prospects


The courses for architecture are programmed in a way so as to symbolize the culture and art of the nation and also to bring architectural achievements. The skills required are :

1. Ability to identify, read, and comprehend the character, integrity, and significance of the site, structure, ruin, architectural element, and/or its fabric;

2. Ability to research and interpret primary and secondary source materials that pertain to the site, structure, ruin, element or its fabric, and that provide a context for its significance, evolution, or alterations that may affect its current conditions;

3. Knowledge of basic architectural history with the ability to recognize regional differences and stylistic influences that may affect fabric treatment or general construction;

4. Knowledge of and ability to diagnose, document, and interpret information obtained from assessments of existing conditions, pathology, current influences, and future impacts related to a site, structure, element and/or its fabric, or ruin retaining architectural significance that reflects integrity and heritage values;

5. Knowledge of and ability to recognize, document, and interpret physical evidence of earlier and present technologies used in the construction of a structure or in the manufacture of fabric incorporated in the structure or ruin;

6. Ability to employ an interdisciplinary approach with other preservation professionals, including architects, archeologists, landscape architects, collections professionals, other architectural conservators, engineers, exhibit specialists, and craftspeople, in order to treat a site or structure holistically;

7. Skill and knowledge to conduct laboratory analysis and testing.

8. Skill and knowledge to consult on or carry out field treatments to conserve materials for the purpose of extending the longevity and maintainability of a given site, structure, element and/or its fabric, or ruin;

9. Ability and skill to effectively communicate on specific preservation and conservation issues with professionals, administrators, and laymen.

10. Ability to make treatment recommendations that are based on established preservation principles.

11. Ability and skill to record, interpret, and write findings of research in a comprehensive format; and the highest level of performance includes all aspects of the discipline and will entail NPS competency in supervision and program management.




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