Preservation Studies Program
The Preservation Studies program at the Tulane School of Architecture offers an interdisciplinary opportunity to learn about urban preservation in one of America’s most historic cities. New Orleans maintains a wealth of experience in architectural heritage protection resulting from its over eighty years of historic preservation legislation and its history of preservation achievements.
The Preservation Studies program was founded by architect and preservationist Eugene Cizek, Ph.D. in 1996, with guidance and support from the noted American preservation educator James Marston Fitch, who also attended Tulane’s School of Architecture. From July 2011 to May 2019, the Preservation Studies program was directed by John H. Stubbs, international architectural conservation practitioner, former director of field projects for the World Monuments Fund, and teacher of preservation theory and practice at Columbia University for over two decades. Interim Director Laura Blokker, who previously served as Assistant Director, currently oversees administration of the program until a permanent director is hired. The program is also supported by a strong Tulane Preservation Alumni Group, and a Preservation Studies Advisory Group. The program also hosts a biennial Preservation Matters symposium addressing new directions in the field.