Campus Preservation Plans and Projects Available Online
The Campus Heritage Initiative, begun in 2002, funded a broad variety of important preservation planning projects at 86 colleges and universities nationwide, in addition to surveys of hundreds of small liberal arts colleges.
The Web site is itself the result of a grant by The Getty Foundation to the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), a higher education association focused on integrated planning. The online resource will support the dissemination of knowledge about the research and planning involved in the preservation of significant buildings and historic landscape sites.
“As the early grantees completed their projects, we were keenly aware that their final reports had the potential to be strong resources for colleges and universities working to preserve their historic resources and an opportunity to demonstrate how preservation could be integrated into the master planning process,” said
In the fall of 2008, The Getty Foundation awarded a grant to SCUP to analyze project results and to create and maintain the campusheritage.org Web site to share lessons learned, as well as to develop partnerships with other organizations interested in preservation planning.
SCUP provides information on best planning practices for higher education, with a particular focus on academic, facilities, infrastructural, financial and resource planning. Headquartered in
About the Getty:
The Getty Foundation provides support to institutions and individuals committed to advancing the understanding and preservation of the visual arts locally and throughout the world. Through strategic grants and programs, the
SOURCE Society for College and University Planning