Southwest Summer Institute

The 2014 Southwest Summer Institute offers stand-alone courses, which can also be taken as part of the UNM School of Architecture & Planning, Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation and Regionalism. The six-course Certificate integrates historic preservation with contemporary design, planning and community development grounded in history, culture and place.

Each one week, 3 credit course meets from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday at the UNM School of Architecture & Planning, Albuquerque, including field trips. Students complete on-line readings before the "in-class" week, and those who are taking the course for credit also complete a term project after the “in-class” week.

Who Should Take These Courses: Students and professionals in preservation, design, planning, history, sustainability and related fields, as well as the general public, who are welcome to register as non-degree students.

Projected Tuition and Fees: $954 per undergraduate course; $1,055 per graduate course.

Registration questions: Beth Rowe, erowe@unm.edu, (505) 277-1303.

Photographing the Built Environment 
ARCH 462-001 / LA 512-003 June, 2-6

An immersion in the tradition of photographing architecture as an element in historical cultural landscapes, merging a strong visual aesthetic with the pragmatic requirements of documentation. Students will learn the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) photo documentation process, while also creating individual portfolios of Albuquerque's Highland District, a mid-century suburb bisected by historic Route 66. Guest speakers introduce social documentation, cultural resource interpretation and digital media.

Instructor: Martin Stupich, fine art photographer, specialist in HABS documentation since 1980, NEA grants recipient, and co-authored Red Desert with writer Annie Proulx. Guest speaker: Tita Berger, preservationist and place ethnographer.

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Preservation Law: A Practical Tool Kit
CRP 570-003 / Law 593-001 June 9-13

General principles and fundamentals of preservation law, focusing on federal preservation law including Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as well as state, tribal, and local legislation and review processes. Class lectures and discussions supplemented with practical case studies and a field visit. 

Instructor: Jonathan Poston, attorney, Senior Director of Properties, Georgia Trust; former director, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Southwest regional office. Guest Speakers: Theresa Pasqual, Director, Acoma Pueblo Historic Preservation Office; William Cook, Associate Counsel, National Trust, Washington, D.C. and other federal, state, and local preservation officials.

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Geospatial Humanities: Past and Present Representations of Albuquerque
ARCH 462-003/ LA 512-001  June 16-20

Working with rich archival and documentary materials, as well as historic and contemporary images (the latter from the photo class above), this class will develop an online exhibit of Albuquerque's Highland District that will bring to life its vibrant past and inform its future development. While integrating analyses of space, place, and history, students will learn tools and workflows for creating digital stories of community spaces, and how digital history can curate historic and geospatial data for future research and planning. 

Instructor: Fred Gibbs, UNM History Professor specializing in digital humanities, especially new kinds of historical research and interpretation that reaches beyond the academy. Guest Speakers: Eric A. Bernard, Director, of UNM’s graduate Landscape Architecture program; Tim Castillo, Director of UNM’s digital media Art, Research, Technology and Science Laboratory (ARTSlab).

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Image Credits: all photographs by Martin Stupich, except interior staircase by Chris Wilson. [Beside composite images.]

Past Summer Posters