American Architectural History
Architecture is the product of social, cultural, religious, and political forces. Great cultures and civilizations throughout the world have produced not only great monuments but robust vernacular architectural traditions, closely tied to the environment and their local contexts. This course will present an introduction to buildings, landscapes, and other built artifacts in the United States constructed from the colonial period to the present, looking at both urban and rural building types. Its approach will be pluralistic, drawing historical references from art history, social history, and cultural studies and introducing the range of material culture produced by Americans of all ethnic and socioeconomic groups. The course will discuss the most significant works of engineering that relate to the creation of architecture, such as train sheds, exposition halls, stadium, bridges, industrial buildings, and dams. The course will examine relevant examples of architectural history from other parts of the world, especially Europe, to help place development of American architecture within the wider context of movements throughout the world. The course develops critical tools for the analysis and appreciation of architecture and its role in the world in which we live. This course is one of the required courses for the certificate in historic preservation.
Instructor: Andrea Tingey
Dates: Thursdays, February 16-May 4 (no class March 16 and April 13)
Time: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: Armitage Hall, Room 106, Rutgers-Camden
Credits: 2 CEUs
20 AIA LU credits
Andrea Tingey is a principal historic preservation specialist with the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office. Currently working as the survey program coordinator for the office, she also is involved in the review of National Register nominations. For six years, she coordinated the Certified Local Government program, including grants and surveys. Previously, she worked in the Transportation and Planning Section where the bulk of her workload involved the regulatory review of bridge projects. She coordinated the establishment and publishing of New Jersey’s first statewide guidelines for architectural survey activities. She taught the Introduction to Historic Preservation course at Drew University for six years and co-taught the same course at Philadelphia University. Ms. Tingey received a BA in history from Dickinson College and did her graduate work in historic preservation planning at Cornell University.
Preservation in Practice: A Primer for Historic Preservation Commissions and Planners
This one-day workshop is designed to inform historic preservation commission members, planners, zoning board members, and local elected officials on the governing law & implementation for identifying, preserving and protecting historic resources on the municipal level in New Jersey. The course provides an in-depth examination of current topics and issues relevant to integrating preservation into community planning and zoning. Attorney Janine Bauer will discuss the legal aspects of local preservation and introduce participants to the case law that establishes the ability to regulate historic resources and will cover the sections in the NJ Municipal Land Use Law where criteria for historic preservation has been established. In addition, Planner Barton Ross will discuss the elements of a comprehensive historic preservation ordinances and how to use the ordinance for good decision making. The workshop will also focus on legal parameters for implementing a commission, conducting an effective public meeting, and understanding and implementing tools to combat deteriorated, neglected, vacant and abandoned properties. The workshop will introduce participants to the various web, government, and other resources that exist to assist. Time will be allotted to helping municipalities solve current issues they may be experiencing.
Instructors: Dorothy Guzzo, Executive Director, NJ Historic Trust; Janine Bauer, Esq.; Jonathan Kinney, CLG Coordinator, NJ Historic Preservation Office; Andrea Tingey, Principal Historic Preservation Specialist, NJ Historic Preservation Office; Barton Ross, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, President of Barton Ross & Partners, LLC
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: EcoComplex, Bordentown, NJ
Cost: $75 (includes lunch)
Credits: .7 CEUs
6 AIA LU credits; 6 AICP CM credits, 1.5 AICP Law credits
Dorothy P. Guzzo was appointed executive director of the New Jersey Historic Trust in 2008. From 1995 to 2008, as the deputy state historic preservation officer for New Jersey, she oversaw the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, project certification to qualify for Investment Tax Credits, certifying local governments for implementing programs on the municipal level, historic and archaeological resource inventory and resource protection through state and federal regulations. She has held elected office and served on her municipal planning board and local historic preservation commission. Ms. Guzzo is currently serving on the New Jersey Heritage Tourism Task Force charged with creating a Heritage Tourism Master Plan for the state of New Jersey.
Janine G. Bauer, a partner in the firm Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein, & Blader, P.C., focuses on environmental, transportation and infrastructure matters. An experienced litigator, Janine represents individuals, corporations and public entities who need advice or representation in cases involving environmental law and regulatory compliance, toxic tort, development and redevelopment (including brownfield remediation), transportation law and regulations, interstate commerce, marine and complex litigation. Janine is also a registered legislative agent in New Jersey. For ten years, she was the director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a nonprofit firm headquartered in Manhattan that advocates for greater investment in infrastructure to create a more efficient transportation network. During her tenure there, the firm’s weekly bulletin, Mobilizing the Region, won two journalism awards from the American Planning Association.
Andrea Tingey is a Principal Historic Preservation Specialist with the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office. Currently working as the Survey Program coordinator for the office, she also is involved in the review of National Register nominations. For six years, she coordinated the Certified Local Government program, including grants and surveys. She previously spent 11 years working in the Transportation and Planning Section where the bulk of her workload involved the regulatory review of bridge projects. She also coordinated the establishment and publishing of New Jersey’s first statewide guidelines for architectural survey activities.
Barton Ross, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, President of Barton Ross & Partners, LLC, is an architect who has contributed to master plans for the Virginia State Capitol, the United States Capitol and Princeton University. He has worked on numerous landmark buildings including the Corbin Building in New York, the Surf Club in Miami and the Shady Rest Golf & Country Club in Scotch Plains. Currently, Mr. Ross is the historic preservation consultant for Millburn and Plainfield and serves on the Board of Directors for Preservation New Jersey.
Cemeteries and Historic Preservation: Workshop and Tour of The Woodlands and Mount Moriah Cemetery
Through a combination of classroom instruction and on-site exploration, workshop participants will learn about Philadelphia’s rural cemeteries and their historical context, as well as how to assess a cemetery’s preservation needs and possible treatments. Students will learn from the example of a targeted condition assessment of family burial lots that staff and student interns from the National Park Service’s Northeast Region Office carried out at Philadelphia’s Laurel Hill Cemetery as part of a larger strategic planning effort launched by the cemetery. Turning to The Woodlands and Mount Moriah Cemetery, students will explore the wide range of stone types, and other materials, used to construct monuments and their cemetery environments, how and why those materials deteriorate over time, and what responsible efforts can be used to slow that deterioration. Instructors will also discuss the importance of documenting changing cemetery landscapes and modes of commemoration as well as the history of rural cemeteries in the Philadelphia region and elsewhere. The workshop will begin at The Woodlands, with classroom presentation followed by a tour of The Woodlands as an outdoor classroom. After lunch, the class will travel to nearby historic Mount Moriah Cemetery to discuss its preservation challenges.
Originally the site of the estate of William Hamilton, 54-acre landscape of The Woodlands became a 19th-century rural cemetery in 1840. In 2006, it was designated a National Historic Landmark District in recognition of its unique history and rich resources. Established in 1855, Mount Moriah Cemetery also originally consisted of 54 acres, though today it comprises approximately 200 acres in Philadelphia and Yeadon. The cemetery, which has been poorly maintained for decades, with many of its historic sections overgrown and wooded, has become the project of the Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, an organization dedicated to the cemetery’s preservation and promotion through community engagement, education, historic research, and restoration.
This workshops involves both classroom instruction and outdoor activities. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.
Instructors: Dennis Montagna and Aaron Wunsch
Date: Saturday, Apr. 8, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: The Woodlands and Mt. Moriah cemeteries
Cost: $75 (includes lunch)
Credits: .6 CEUs
Dr. Dennis Montagna directs the National Park Service’s Monument Research & Preservation Program, based at the Park Service’s Philadelphia Region Office. He chaired the federal review panel that selected the design and oversaw the completion of the African Burial Ground Memorial at the burial site of thousands of enslaved and free Africans in lower Manhattan. His publications and lectures include examinations of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Washington, DC, the photographs that Eudora Welty shot in Mississippi cemeteries in the 1930s, efforts to preserve mental institution burial grounds, and the memorial that Franklin Roosevelt designed for his grave at Hyde Park, NY. Dennis holds BA degrees in Studio Art and Art History from Florida State University, a master’s degree in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a PhD from the University of Delaware. He serves as vice president of the Association for Gravestone Studies and chairs that organization’s Conservation Committee. He is a former chair of the American Institute for Conservation’s Architecture Specialty Group.
Dr. Aaron Wunsch is an architectural historian and assistant professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. His seminars have focused on broad aspects of the American cultural landscape, from commercial architecture, to cemeteries and suburbs, to cartography and the idea of landscape itself. His publications and papers have addressed such diverse topics as the rural cemetery movement in Philadelphia, the formation of Charlottesville, VA’s, park system, and the architecture of early electric utilities. He is also an active preservationist. He has served as vice president of Virginia’s Preservation Piedmont, written numerous reports for the Historic American Buildings Survey, and been employed by that agency, the Cambridge [MA] Historical Commission, and the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Aaron holds a BA from Haverford College, an M.Arch.Hist. from the University of Virginia, and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.