Spring 2021 Course and Workshop Offerings*

This is a photograph of four people cleaning artifacts inside a historic courtroom. Photo take from balcony.
Participants in Cleaning Historic Interiors on a Budget for Beginners, a Spring 2019 workshop that included a collaboration with the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission in Flemington, NJ.

*Course details subject to change.

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American Architectural History- ONLINE ONLY due to COVID-19 – THIS CLASS IS FULL.

About: 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, domestic and public 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 Its approach will be pluralistic, drawing historical references from art history, social history, and cultural studies and introducing the range of material culture produced by Americans of all ethnic and socioeconomic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.

In addition to addressing domestic and public buildings, the course will also 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 place the development of American architecture within an international context. Students who take this course will develop critical tools for the analysis, appreciation, and preservation 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.

Class Objectives:

  • Identify domestic architectural styles in the United States from European settlement to the present for the purposes of advocacy, research, and interpretation in the field of historic preservation with a primary focus on Mid-Atlantic style and form.
  • Identify a variety of reputable resources you can use to credibly articulate a building’s style and form.
  • Identify non-domestic architecture landscape features such as burying grounds and industrial architecture, including those associated with marginalized groups, to contextualize preservation efforts of domestic architecture.
  • Relate United States architecture to European style and form and broader themes in United States and world history to place architecture within the broader context of the global built environment.

Who should register?: This course is a required course for the certificate in historic preservation. This course will be useful for anyone looking to broaden their understanding of current issues in historic preservation as the material history of the built environment.

Credits: 2 CEUs

Cost: $275

Date and Time:Thursdays, Feb.18-April 29, 2021, 7:00-9:00PM EST, skipping March 18, and independent work on your own time.

Instructor: Andrea Tingey 

Format: Online lecture and discussion.

Location: Online only due to COVID-19

Required technology: Computer with webcam and microphone and a reliable internet connection

Required books: TBD.

Register: SORRY, CLASS IS FULL. Registration is being accepted for waiting list only.

Andrea Tingey is a Historic Preservation Specialist 3 who has been with the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office for 27 years. She currently coordinates both the Registration and Survey programs for the office. As such she works with citizens, communities, and professionals to identify and describe historic properties and to list them in the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places. 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. She taught the Introduction to Historic Preservation course at Drew University for six years and co-taught the same course at Philadelphia University for one year. She has also taught American Architectural History at Rutgers-Camden for two sessions. Ms. Tingey received a BA in history from Dickinson College and did her graduate work in historic preservation planning at Cornell University.


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