Since 1986, the Historic Preservation Education Foundation has been a leader in providing education opportunities and materials for the historic preservation community. We have hosted and sponsored over 40 conferences, workshops, publications, and tours with local, national, and international partners. 

OUR MISSION

The Historic Preservation Education Foundation enhances public awareness and understanding of historic buildings and sites and encourages their appropriate preservation.

Here is a sample of HPEF Activities...


Preserving the Recent Past 3

With the March 2019 Preserving the Recent Past 3 conference in Los Angeles, HPEF continued its leadership in developing programs for conserving post-World War II architecture. Original organizers of PRP (1995) and PRP2 (2000), HPEF and the National Park Service, partnered with conference host the University of Southern California School of Architecture/Heritage Conservation Program and Closing Plenary host the Getty Conservation Institute for three days of presentations, workshops and tours.

Preserving the Recent Past 3 attendees tour the 1962 Stahl House (Case Study House #22) by Pierre Koenig in Los Angeles.

Preserving the Recent Past 3 attendees tour the 1962 Stahl House (Case Study House #22) by Pierre Koenig in Los Angeles.

 

Partners in Training

Established in 2014, HPEF's Partners in Training program has provided essential funding to projects based in the United States that offer training opportunities on technical topics associated with preservation technology.

Participants in an HPEF-supported adobe workshop in 2014.

Participants in an HPEF-supported adobe workshop in 2014.


Documenting Modern Architecture Project

In 2013 HPEF initiated a project with the dual purpose of increasing the representation of modern architecture in the Historic American Buildings Survey and provide preservation students with training in HABS-level documentation. Measured drawings and a narrative history of the Charles and Ray Eames House in Pacific Palisades, California have been accepted by HABS and the Library of Congress. A second Modern Documentation Project in 2016 produced measured drawings of the Schweikher-Langsdorf House in Schaumburg, Illinois.

HPEF co-sponsored team documenting the 1949 Charles and Ray Eames House in 2013.

HPEF co-sponsored team documenting the 1949 Charles and Ray Eames House in 2013.


12th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone

HPEF co-sponsored the 12th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone in New York City in October 2012 . More than 300 conservationists, material scientists, and scholars from 30 different countries in North and South America, Europe, North Africa, and Asia attended. A fund established in honor of Norman Weiss’s thirty-five years of teaching in the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University provided twenty-two scholarships to help students traveling to the conference. 

Norman Weiss with students who received a scholarship to attend the 12th Stone Conference.

Norman Weiss with students who received a scholarship to attend the 12th Stone Conference.


SELECt Chronological List of HPEF Activities

2019

2018

  • Expanded AIA Continuing Education NPS Preservation Briefs Program

  • Partners in Training Sponsor, Docomomo US – ISC-T Concrete Technology Seminar Publication

  • Partners in Training Sponsor, US/ICOMOS, Symposium: Smarter Together: Activating Shared Cultural and Natural Heritage Conservation Practices, San Francisco, California

  • Partners in Training Sponsor, APT Building Technology Heritage Library, Association for Preservation Technology

  • Partners in Training Sponsor, “Greening Measures for Hawaii’s Heritage Homes” Workshop Series, Historic Hawaii Foundation, Honolulu, Hawaii

2017

  • Partners in Training Sponsor, Windows to the Future: Hands-on Restoration Training for a Young Audience, Montana Preservation Alliance, Helena Montana

  • Partners in Training Sponsor, New Technologies for Historic Preservation of Earthen Structures in the State of New Mexico Workshop, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2016

2015

  • Partners in Training Sponsor, OSCAR, the Online Sustainable Conservation Assistance Resource an online energy-efficiency and sustainability decision-making tool, Association for Preservation Technology

  • Partners in Training Sponsor, Traditional Millwork Conference, Historic Ithaca, Ithaca, New York

2014

2013

2012

2011

2006

2005

2004

2003

  • Building Codes and Historic Rehabilitation Conference, Washington, DC

  • Tax Incentives for Developing Historic Properties, Miami, Florida

2002

  • Tax Incentives for Developing Historic Properties, New Orleans, Louisiana

2001

  • Tax Incentives for Developing Historic Properties, Chicago, Illinois

2000

1999

1998

  • Historic Window Exhibit, Albany, New York

  • Tax Incentives for Developing Historic Properties, San Francisco, California

1997

1996

  • Window Conference & Expositions for Historic Buildings II, Washington, DC

1995

1990s

  • Windows Through Time Exhibit, Washington, DC

  • Historic Window Workshop, Washington, DC

  • National Historic Landmarks Stewards Conferences (successive years)

  • Windows Through Time Exhibit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Historic Window Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1993

1992

  • White House Stone Carvers lecture series, Washington, DC

  • Historic Masonry Symposium, New York, New York

  • Special issue of APT Bulletin with masonry symposium papers

1980s

  • Windows Through Time Exhibit, New York, New York

  • Window Workshop, New York, New York

1989

1988

1987

  • Preservation Challenges Conference, Washington, DC

1986