The College of Architecture and Design offers a certificate in Conservation and Stewardship that engages a wide range of disciplines. This program is a multi-disciplinary, inter-collegiate locus of research and public service projects that operates across colleges, across campuses, across the state and region. It promotes and produces knowledge and techniques in the restoration and regeneration of a wide array of cultural artifacts. Broadly based in the arts and the sciences, the Conservation and Stewardship Certificate focuses on collaborative research and coursework – in particular on the relationships between the design disciplines and their effect on both built and natural environments. The coursework explores the processes and systems that affect both local and global responses to contemporary issues of public policy. The certificate curriculum offers opportunities for topical study such as, but not limited to: Sustainable Urban and Rural Landscapes; TVA and Public Policy; Cultural Resource Conservation and Development; Architectural Preservation.
Submit online application to Graduate Admissions Office. Students must be admitted to the university as degree-seeking graduate students either in master’s programs, doctoral programs, or in the certificate program. Application to the certificate program is made by submitting graduate transcripts and a letter of application to the Chair of Graduate Architecture.
Program of Study
The 12-hour certificate is earned by completing ARCH 525 , and a minimum of 6 hours from the following directed electives: ARCH 505 , ARCH 508 , ARCH 520 , ARCH 586 , ARCH 590 , ARCH 599 , LAR 521 , LAR 522 , or LAR 532 . For other recommended courses, consult with an academic advisor or the Chair of Graduate Architecture. To register for any Special Topics course, and for a list of other courses that fulfill the requirements for this certificate, students should consult with an academic advisor or the Chair of Graduate Architecture. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 in certificate-related courses.