National preservation conference

The College of Design is participating in the annual conference of the National Trust for Historical Preservation, October 2-6.

An educational session presented by Kate Solomonson and Arthur Chen (Architecture) will focus on global perspectives in historic preservation and feature fieldwork done in Venice, Baku, Azerbaijan, and Oaxaca, Mexico by college students and faculty.

The college will host a booth featuring its Center for World Heritage Studies, new M.S. in Architecture-Heritage Conservation and Preservation degree, and Housing Studies program.

Field session tours will include "Stewarding the Architectural Legacy of the University of Minnesota," featuring a bus and walking tour of the National Register of Historic Places-listed Old Campus Historic District, a look inside the restored Walter Library, and an exhibition at the Weisman Art Museum, "Regent John S. Pillsbury and Architect Leroy S. Buffington: A Collaborative Vision for Campus Design." Buffington's firm designed four buildings on campus: Eddy Hall, Nicholson Hall, Pillsbury Hall, and Burton Hall. The bus and walking tour will be led by Laura Weber (Communications). The exhibition at the Weisman will be on display October 1-21.

More information is available on the University's Campus Events Web site.