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Advanced Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation

The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation program welcomes interested students with educational and professional backgrounds in fields as diverse as architecture, planning, law, archaeology, history, journalism, art history and urban studies.  

The Advanced Certificate in Historic Preservation may also be pursued concurrently with the Master of Urban Planning, the Master of Architecture degree or other graduate degrees at the University at Buffalo.

Curricular elements include history and theory, methods, preservation planning and design and taking advantage of the incredible historic resources in the Buffalo Niagara region.

Applications are invited from those individuals who have completed a baccalaureate degree. Please contact Shannon Phillips, assistant dean for graduate education, for admissions and application information.

Please Note:

If you are interested in becoming a professional historic preservationist, you may wish to review the Secretary of the Interior's requirements, which include a combination of education and experience.

Meet the Historic Preservation Affiliated Faculty

Associate Professor Hiroaki Hata holds a post-professional degree in urban design from Harvard University and a Master of Architecture degree from Washington University.
Ashima Krishna is an architect, historic preservation planner and educator. Her research focuses on three broad areas related to cultural heritage and its preservation: the management of historic urban landscapes in developing countries like India, issues in adaptively reusing religious historic structures and landscapes, and contemporary problems with world heritage sites in the developing world.  
Erkin Özay is a registered architect and an urbanist with a research focus on urban asset distribution practices and their spatial impacts on the city, with a specific concentration on the design of educational environments. 

Despina Stratigakos is a historian and writer interested in the intersections of architecture and power. Her latest book, Hitler at Home, investigates the architectural and ideological construction of the Führer’s domesticity.

Kerry Traynor has been working in the field of historic preservation for over 20 years. Professor Traynor has a diverse background including work in the private and public sectors, as well as in academia.

Interested in an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation?

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