Materials and Techniques of Historic Restoration and Rehabilitation

10-week course

The course offers an overview of different materials commonly used in this region and the techniques for their repair. Materials to be examined are: masonry (stone, brick, concrete, terra cotta, mortar), wood, finishes, plaster, and metals. The class will discuss techniques utilized to read historic evidence in buildings and be introduced to rehabilitation codes. This course should benefit architects, contractors, and the preservation community in general.

Instructor: Bob Russell (spring 2018)
Credits: 2 CEUs, 20 AIA LU credits

Bob Russell is a partner in the Princeton-area firm Holt Morgan Russell Architects. He has over thirty years of experience and has carried out historic preservation projects at such notable sites as Drumthwacket, Craftsman Farms, Allaire Village, and High Point Monument. He and his firm have also done significant work at the Princeton and Rutgers University campuses, particularly in the restoration of old buildings. He has taught in the Drew University Historic Preservation program.