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Historic Preservation and Community Planning

Contact Us

Historic Preservation Administration
Phone: 843.953.3888
Fax: 843.953.3900
Office: 12 Bull St.


The Historic Preservation and Community Planning program develops leaders in the management of cultural heritage and the built environment.  It approaches the subjects of historic preservation, architectural and urban design, planning, and architectural and urban history as a group of related disciplines that together allow graduates to successfully compete in any one of a number of employment and graduate opportunities including, cultural resource management, architecture, urban design, real estate to name a few. The program is grounded in the visually oriented environment of the Department of Art and Architectural History and the School of the Arts, yet is still flexible enough to allow students to bring in other courses and experiences through its interdisciplinary curriculum (e.g. archaeology, geology, GIS, history). There are also a number of changing special courses offered by our faculty and drawn from experts in the preservation community in Charleston. Recent offerings include: AutoCAD and Photoshop for Preservationists, Automotive Heritage Preservation, Historic American Interiors, and Global Issues in Historic Preservation.


To declare a major or minor login to in My Charleston. Choose the Academic Services Tab. In center column at the top you will see the link for Program of Study Management (POSM) system. Open this link and select declare major or minor, then select the subject to declare.

For more information about HPCP: 

CPAD Graduate Program
MSHP Joint Graduate Program with Clemson University

Additional Resources

Alumni Updates

Ellen Feringa '18 is working part time at Design Works and Bennett Preservation Engineering PC for the spring. She applied to graduate school for architecture and was accepted to Cardiff to study Sustainable Building Conservation, Tulane University for Architecture, and LSU Architecture School.

Elliot Slovis '18 is a Junior Planner at Spector Group Architects, a global architecture, interior design, and master planning firm in New York City. 

Anna-Catherine Carroll '17 is the Manager of Preservation Initiatives at the Preservation Society of Charleston.

Nate Esterline '16 is a Field Engineer for Schimenti Construction, a large general contractor in the Greater New York area with offices in NY, CT, and CA.