Historic Preservation and Community Planning

Contact Us

Historic Preservation Administration
Phone: 843.953.3888
Fax: 843.953.3900
Office: 12 Bull St.
Email: gilmorerg@cofc.edu


Do you want to change the world you will be living in the future?

Then the Historic Preservation and Community Planning program that develops leaders in the management of cultural heritage and the built environment is for you!

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: Digital Methods & Communications for Preservation & Community Planning, Automotive Heritage Preservation, Historic American Interiors, and Global Issues in Historic Preservation.


HPCP students recently completed an architectural documentation of the 1904 Snowden Community schoolhouse that served an African American community near Mt Pleasant SC.


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