Preservation in Practice

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Program Overview

Preservation in Practice is a four-week, paid, summer field school aimed at undergraduate architecture students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This program exposes students to historic preservation and related fields, raises awareness of the cultural legacy of HBCUs, and helps to bridge the diversity gap in the historic preservation field.

Who can apply?

Students enrolled full-time at Hampton University, Morgan State University and Tuskegee University pursuing a degree in the architecture and design programs.

How to apply?

Applications are usually open February to March every year and are only open to full-time students at Hampton University, Morgan State University, and Tuskegee University. Please check back for more information at that time.


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Devin talks about his experience in Preservation-in-Practice, a four-week, paid, field school experience about historic preservation for architecture and engineering students at HBCUs. The program is run by the Historic Preservation Training Center.


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Last updated: March 24, 2022