Theses (Historic Preservation)

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Thesis or dissertation

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Suggested Citation:

VanLandingham, Sarah Elisabeth (2013). A Seat at the Table: Integrating Historic Preservation into Comprehensive Campus Planning. (Masters Thesis). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.


Historic preservation should be incorporated into comprehensive campus planning in such a way that it is always part of the discussion. Although many universities are effectively managing their historic resources, there are many that would benefit from clear guidance on how to approach these issues. The existing literature is insufficient to meet these needs. This thesis analyzes the tools suggested by the literature in light of a variety of types of institutions to determine which tools are most appropriate for which types of schools and how they should be applied, which ones have more general application, and, finally, what preservation strategies may be missing from current campus planning techniques. Historic preservation on college campuses is a multifaceted endeavor and requires the careful balancing of priorities.


heritage, college, university, scup, facilities



Date Posted: 25 February 2014