HPEF supports preservation education through projects and partnerships.


For thirty years HPEF has been a leading provider of historic preservation knowledge for architectural conservators and architects, tradespeople, building owners, students, and all those who care for and care about historic buildings.


Partners in Training Fall 2019 Call for Proposals Now Open

Participants in the Calvert Vaux Institute’s Heritage Documentation Course at Hoyt House in New York receive instruction in HABS-level architectural photography. The course received support from HPEF’s Partners in Training program.

The Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF) is currently accepting proposals for the Spring 2019 round of its Partners in Training program. HPEF established Partners in Training in 2014 to provide training opportunities on topics associated with preservation technology. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2019. Award decisions will be announced in mid-December 2019.
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Preserving the Recent Past 3 - March 13–16, 2019 - Los Angeles, California

Stahl House (Case Study House #22), Pierre Koenig, Los Angeles, 1960. Photo: © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

Stahl House (Case Study House #22), Pierre Koenig, Los Angeles, 1960. Photo: © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

The Historic Preservation Education Foundation, the University of Southern California School of Architecture/Heritage Conservation, the National Park Service, and the Getty Conservation Institute recently sponsored the Preserving the Recent Past 3 conference.

Three hundred and fifty preservation and conservation professionals, scholars, students, and fans of recent past architecture gathered on March 13–16, 2019 on the USC campus to share strategies and best practices for preserving post-World War II resources.

The conference website (prp3.org) and Instagram account provide additional information on the conference program, tours and activities.


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