Spring 2023 Class 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.

*Class and workshop details subject to change.

American Architectural History- ONLINE ONLY – THIS CLASS IS FULL! Waiting list only.

10-week class | pass/fail

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 Its approach will be pluralistic, drawing historical references from art history, social history, and cultural studies and introducing the range of material culture produced by Americans of all ethnic and socioeconomic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. This is a continuing education class taught on a pass/fail basis.

Course Number: HP-102-23-Online

Accessibility: If you need ASL interpretation, live captioning, or other accommodations, please let us know about two weeks before the start of the reading group. You can make this request by emailing preservation@camden.rutgers.edu.

Cost: $275

Date and Time: Thursdays, March 2-May 4, 2023, 7:00PM-9:00PM EST via Zoom, and independent work on your own time.

Attendance Policy:  Participants risk failing the class and losing the opportunity to earn CEUs if they miss more than two sessions of a ten-week class or one session of a five-week class. Instructors reserve the right to assign make-up assignments. Participants must attend the entirety of half-, one-, one and a half-, and two-day workshops to pass and receive CEUs. Participants must pass the class or workshop for it to count toward the Certificate.

Instructor: Andrea Tingey 

Format: Online lecture and discussion.

Location: Online only

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

Required books: TBD.

Register: This class is full! You can register for the waiting list here. https://ce-catalog.rutgers.edu/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=88463

Note: Individuals and/or municipalities who would like to pay by purchase order (PO), please contact the Preservation Program at preservation@camden.rutgers.edu as soon as possible to reserve your spot and to receive instructions on how to register.

Andrea Tingey is a Historic Preservation Specialist 3 who has been with the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office for 29 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 three sessions. Ms. Tingey received a BA in history from Dickinson College and did her graduate work in historic preservation planning at Cornell University.

Back to Basics: A Primer for New Jersey Historic Preservation Commissions and Planners – IN-PERSON – THIS CLASS IS FULL! Waiting list only.

 

1-day workshop | pass/fail

About: This one-day workshop is open to all preservationists, but it is specifically geared toward those serving on a New Jersey historic preservation commission (HPC). This program is designed to benefit both new and experienced commission members and will also be relevant for planning and zoning board members and elected officials. Focus will be on legal parameters for implementing a commission, conducting an effective public meeting, and understanding and implementing tools to foster good preservation at the local level.

Who should attend this workshop: Individuals who serve on New Jersey municipal preservation commissions or anyone interested in historic preservation in New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic region.

Objectives:

Individuals participating in this workshop will learn:

  • how historic preservation commissions (HPCs) are legally established,
  • how to conduct effective meetings and legal obligations,
  • how to use the ordinance and design guidelines in decision making,
  • the relationship between the HPC and other regulatory boards,
  • about resources to assist in promoting good community preservation.

Our Partners: This workshop is offered in partnership with the New Jersey Historic Trust, Middlesex County, and the Friends of New Jersey Heritage. Thank you!

Presenters: Janine Bauer, Esq., Lindsay Thivierge, Judith Murphy, AICP, PP, and Lisa Easton. Complete bios below.

Date and Time: Registration begins at 8:30AM. Program runs from 9:00AM to 4:00PM, Saturday, March 18, 2023.

Attendance Policy:  You do not need to be pursuing the Certificate in Historic Preservation to take this this workshop. But participants must pass the class or workshop if they want it to count toward the Certificate. Participants must attend the entirety of workshops to pass and receive CEUs.

Location: Indian Queen Tavern, East Jersey Old Town Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, Piscataway, NJ

Cost: $85 (includes lunch)

Rutgers Continuing Education Credits: 0.7 CEUs.

CM/APA/AICP Certification Maintenance credit logo in red and blue

Other credits:

CM | 5.50

AICP Law credit box | 1

 

AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. When CM credits are available, they are noted at the end of an activity description. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at planning.org/cm.

AIA credits pending. Check back for updates.

Course Number: HP-3-Sp23

REGISTER (LIMIT 40): You can register here. This class is full. You may register for the Waiting List. https://ce-catalog.rutgers.edu/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=88488

Note: Individuals and/or municipalities who would like to pay by purchase order (PO), please contact the Preservation Program at preservation@camden.rutgers.edu as soon as possible to reserve your spot and to receive instructions on how to register.

Accessibility:  If you need ASL interpretation, live captioning, or other accommodations, please let us know about three weeks before the start of workshop. You can make this request by emailing preservation@camden.rutgers.edu. The workshop building has an elevator and is physically accessible. Presentations will be delivered using PowerPoint and microphone. Middlesex County follows CDC COVID guidelines.

Address and Parking:

Queens Tavern is part of East Jersey Old Town Village located at

1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854

There is ample free parking at the village.

Agenda

8:30AM

Registration & coffee

9:00AM

Welcome. Dorothy Guzzo, Executive Director, New Jersey Historic Trust

9:05AM-11:00AM

Legal Aspects to Local Preservation

Janine G. Bauer, Esq., Partner, Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein, & Blader, P.C. Through discussion of relevant case law, Ms. Bauer will provide the legal structure for how historic preservation commissions exist within the local municipal land use law, how HPC’s interact with other municipal regulatory boards, and their relationship to the town governance. She will discuss the differences between advisory and strong commissions and how the process of regulating historic properties should be implemented in each instance.

11:00AM-12:00PM

What Every Commission Member Needs to Know and Do

Judith Murphy will guide commission members through the necessary protocol and procedure for conducting a fair and effective open public meeting. Learn about the personal responsibilities required of a municipally appointed commission member.

12:00PM-1:00PM

Lunch (provided as part of registration)

1:00PM-2:15PM

Using Your Ordinance in Decision Making

Rational and consistent decision making is crucial to good preservation. Lisa Easton RA AIA will illustrate how to use the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and ordinance criteria in application review. 

2:15PM-3:30PM

Fostering a Preservation Ethic in Your Community

Oftentimes, the success of a local commission hinges directly on how well respected they are and if the public understands the value of their work. Lindsay Thivierge will lead a discussion in how to cultivate and foster a “preservation friendly” atmosphere in the community. Using case studies, participants will hear from others in how perceptions have been successfully changed.

3:30PM-4:00PM

Final Wrap Up

Speaker Information

Janine G. Bauer

Janine G. Bauer, a partner in the law firm Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein, & Blader, P.C., focuses on historic preservation as well as environmental, transportation and infrastructure matters. An experienced litigator, Janine represents individuals, small businesses, large corporations and public entities that need advice or representation. She handles matters ranging from historic tax credits, environmental site remediation, regulatory compliance, toxic tort, development and redevelopment (including brownfield remediation), transportation infrastructure permitting and regulations, interstate commerce, maritime and other complex litigation. Janine is also a registered legislative agent in New Jersey.

Janine currently represents Historic Preservation Commissions in Madison, Milburn, and Orange.

Janine is a former Mercer County assistant prosecutor. She has tried numerous cases to jury verdict. For ten years, she was the director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a non-profit headquartered in Manhattan that advocates for greater investment in transit 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.

In 1990, Janine won the NJ Bar Association Young Lawyer Division’s Professional Achievement Award for her work with non-profits, including revitalization of the Roebling wire rope factories in the City of Trenton.  She is a member of Professional Women in Construction, Women’s Transportation Seminar, and other professional organizations. Janine graduated from Syracuse University, and received her J.D. with honors from Rutgers Law School in 1984, where she served as a law review editor. She served as law clerk to New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Alan B. Handler.

Lisa A. Easton, AIA

Lisa A. Easton is a Partner in the New York City based Architecture and Historic Preservation firm, Easton Architects. Lisa received her Bachelor’s of Architecture Degree from Syracuse University in 1990 and her Master’s of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University in 1997. She has worked on the restoration of some of the New York Metropolitan Region’s most noteworthy landmarks, and has developed a reputation in the field as an expert architect, planner and historian. She received the largest monetary grant from the Getty Foundation’s Campus Heritage Program for her work at Bronx Community College, as well as multiple awards from national, state and local grant programs. Lisa teaches at the Pratt Institute Center for Continuing & Professional Studies, lectures extensively at state and national conferences and serves on numerous non-profit Boards, promoting the integration of preservation and architecture.

Dorothy P. Guzzo

Dorothy P. Guzzo was appointed Executive Director of the New Jersey Historic Trust in February, 2008.  Under the direction of a Board of Trustees, appointed by the Governor, the Historic Trust was created in 1967 to advance historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship and financial investment programs. The Historic Trust is responsible for administering the historic preservation matching grant and loan programs. 

From 1995 to 2008, Ms. Guzzo served as the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for the State of New Jersey.  As the federally recognized State Historic Preservation Office, 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. Prior to her appointment in 1995, Ms. Guzzo was employed by the same Department as a grants and project manager overseeing the restoration and development of the state-owned historic sites. 

Ms. Guzzo previously served on the not-for-profit Board of Directors for the Crossroads of the American Revolution Association, ex officio to the New Jersey Historical Commission, New Jersey Historic Trust and Main Street New Jersey Board of Advisors and was the past Chair of the Alice Paul Institute.  She has held elected office, and served on her municipal planning board and local historic preservation commission.  Ms. Guzzo served on the New Jersey Heritage Tourism Task Force, charged with creating a Heritage Tourism Masterplan for the state of New Jersey.

Judith Murphy, AICP, PP

Judith Murphy is a licensed Professional Planner and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners with over seven years’ experience in local government planning and eight years as a historic preservation specialist.  As a Senior Historic Preservation Specialist with the NJ Historic Trust, she provides technical support to local governments and oversight of municipal, county, and regional planning (MCRP) grants funded through the Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund.  Prior to joining the Historic Trust staff she worked as a Principal Planner and Planning Board Secretary for the Township of Moorestown and a Senior Planner and Zoning Board of Adjustment staff Planner for the City of Trenton.  She received a Master of City and Regional Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.   

Lindsay Thivierge

As a Historic Preservation Specialist with the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office (HPO) (NJDEP), Lindsay Thivierge serves as the Coordinator of the Certified Local Government (CLG) Program. She provides technical assistance and training to local historic preservation commissions participating in the CLG program and manages the CLG grant program which supports historic preservation commission efforts to identify and preserve their communities’ irreplaceable historic resources. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and an Master of Arts degree in History from Rutgers University. Prior to joining the HPO staff in 2017, Lindsay worked for the federal government and in private cultural resource consulting. Lindsay grew up in a military family arriving in New Jersey in 1994 and now resides in southern New Jersey with her husband.

New Jersey Historic Trust logo with transom and blue and red text. Generally rectangular.  Middlesex County, NJ, Count logo in green and black. Stylized "M."

Preservation Context: The Suburbs – ONLINE ONLY

5-week class | pass/fail

About: Learn how to recognize the historical development and building types of American suburbs in this online course focused on the New Jersey/Pennsylvania/Delaware region. With a combination of live, online lecture/discussions and guest speakers, we will explore the suburban landscape from early ferry suburbs (for example, Camden across the river from Philadelphia) through the growth of suburbs along railroads, streetcar lines, and highways. A short research/observation assignment will involve all members of the class in investigating their nearby environments and developing strategies for preservation. 

Who should register?: This course will be useful for anyone looking to broaden their understanding of the material history of the built environment.

Credits: 1 CEU. This is a continuing education class taught on a pass/fail basis.

Course Number: HP-125-Sp23-Online

Accessibility: If you need ASL interpretation, live captioning, or other accommodations, please let us know about two weeks before the start of the reading group. You can make this request by emailing preservation@camden.rutgers.edu.

Cost: $150

Date and Time: Wednesdays, April 12-May 10, 2023, 7:00PM-9:00PM EST via Zoom, and independent work on your own time.

Attendance Policy:  Participants risk failing the class and losing the opportunity to earn CEUs if they miss more than two sessions of a ten-week class or one session of a five-week class. Instructors reserve the right to assign make-up assignments. Participants must attend the entirety of half-, one-, one and a half-, and two-day workshops to pass and receive CEUs. Participants must pass the class or workshop for it to count toward the Certificate.

Instructor: Dr. Charlene Mires

Format: Online lecture and discussion.

Location: Online only

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

Required books: n/a

Register: You can register here. Note: This link will not be live until registration opens. https://ce-catalog.rutgers.edu/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=88491

Note: Individuals and/or municipalities who would like to pay by purchase order (PO), please contact the Preservation Program at preservation@camden.rutgers.edu as soon as possible to reserve your spot and to receive instructions on how to register.

About the instructor: Dr. Charlene Mires is Professor of History at Rutgers-Camden. 

 

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