Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tuition-Free Program in Historic Preservation at Mechanics' Institute

For Immediate Release

New Tuition-Free Program in
Historic Preservation

New York, NY – Summer 2007. Mechanics’ Institute is now accepting applications for its new program in Historic Preservation.

The two-year certificate program in Historic Preservation is comprised of eight courses, which cover a wide range of topics, from Building Typology to Case Studies in Preservation. Tuition-free classes are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, and 7:00pm to 9:00pm (to accommodate students’ daytime work schedules.) Each class session meets twice per week, two hours per evening, for thirteen (13) weeks. The next semester begins September 10.

The program is open to women and men currently working in historic preservation or related fields. Instruction focuses on architectural history, preservation processes and policies, methods and techniques of historic preservation, and case studies of New York City buildings and landmarks (see below.)

Curriculum Breakdown

Introduction to Historic Preservation
Visual Literacy
Building Typology – Architecture
Building Typology – Construction
Restoration Techniques
Building Pathology
Construction Materials & Methods
Case Studies in Historic Preservation

Mechanics’ Institute is located at 20 West 44th Street, in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Registration is taking place now and space is limited to 20 new applicants. For more information visit the school website at
www.mechanicsinstitute.org. To register, call the Admissions office at 212.840.7648.

20 West 44th Street New York, N.Y. 10036
Telephone: (212) 840-7648 Facsimile: (212) 764-5058

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