Conservation Project Management

Historic Preservation

Spring 2013

Claudia Kavenagh, instructor

This course introduced students to what to expect in professional life after graduation. Students learned how the various technical skills taught throughout their academic studies become an integrated part of the larger whole that is professional life. Students gained an understanding of the components of conservation and restoration projects through the design and construction phases, with a focus on the role of the preservation professional. Students learned how a project manager develops an approach for a project and then uses that approach to develop a work plan. Using examples of real projects and site visits, the course included practical discussions of issues that arise as a work plan is put into action. Related topics of discussion included the writing of proposals, reports and specifications.