ARCT5583 Introduction to Architectural Conservation
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Offered with the assistance of the National Trust (WA), this unit covers the following: (1) conservation as a cultural endeavour—understanding continuity and change; (2) an illustrated discussion of the things people want to keep—what, where, why and how (assessment, protection and administration); (3) the roles of heritage organisations; (4) the Burra Charter—definitions, principles and practices; (5) the logic of the Conservation Plan—a planning and working document; (6) associated disciplines—engineer, archaeologist, historian, planner, materials scientist; (7) a building construction approach to materials conservation; (8) townscape values—illustrating the design challenges of streetscapes and precincts; (9) life after conservation planning—case studies of buildings conserved for continued use; (10) site visits to conservation works in progress; and (11) managing heritage properties—conservation, interpretation and business planning.
- Students are able to (1) gain a basic understanding of the philosophy behind conservation and the language and principles that have been developed to guide conservation practice; (2) appreciate the role of skills in research, planning, design and building construction in this specialised field, and the role of associated disciplines; and (3) experience and study a range of conservation projects illustrating the challenges that arise and the satisfaction to be had from this kind of work.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) minor assignment report summary; (2) minor assignment based on groupwork; and (3) major assignment to be submitted first as a draft and then as a final report. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Ingrid van Bremen
- Unit rules
- ARCT5591 Introduction to Architectural Conservation (GC)
- Contact hours
- 35 (lectures: 24 hours; Practical Classes/site visits: 11 hours)
- Unit Outline
- Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).
Feilden, B. The Conservation of Historic Buildings: Architectural Press 2003
Odgers, D. and Henry, A., eds Conservation Basics: English Heritage/Ashgate Publishing, 2013
Kerr, J. S. The Conservation Plan: National Trust of Australia 2013
The Australia ICOMOS Burra Charter: 2013
Jokilehto J . A History of Architectural Conservation: Elsevier 2002
Swadling, M. and Baker, T. Masterworks of Man & Nature: Preserving our World Heritage: Harper-MacRae 1992
Cullen, G. The Concise Townscape: The Architectural Press 1971
Pitt Morison, M. and White, J. 'Building Conservation in WA', Western Towns and Buildings: chapter 13, UWA Press 1979
The Heritage of Western Australia: the Illustrated Register of the National Estate: Macmillan Australia in association with the Australian Heritage Commission 1989
van Bremen, I. Western Building Construction. Roofs: National Trust of Australia 2013
The Bulletin: Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI)
Historic Environment: ICOMOS Australia
Cornerstone: The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB UK)
Journal of Architectural Conservation—The international journal for historic buildings, monuments and places: Routledge UK
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.