The University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning presents a series of three courses in Historic Preservation and Regionalism this fall. Each course offers three credit hours.

The series is presented by Professor Chris Wilson, who is the J. B. Jackson Professor of Cultural Landscape Studies at the UNM School of Architecture and Planning and founding director of the Historic Preservation and Regionalism Program. Wilson has written widely on architecture, tourism and the politics of culture in the Southwest, and on cultural landscape studies.

In the coming semester, Introduction to Preservation and Regionalism opens the topics for newcomers or those with experience in other fields. The history, theory and techniques of historic preservation will be discussed through readings, seminar discussions, guest talks and field trips. Wilson teaches the course, which meets Thursdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Introduction to Preservation and Regionalism (LA 591/001; CRP 591/002;ARCH 462/002, 591/002)
Registration information for the course for grad students can be found through Beth Rowe at 277-1037, or, undergrads may contact Lois Kennedy at 277-4847 or

Next in the series, Francisco Uvina's course focuses on Alternative Materials and Construction. Uvina explores alternative construction methods and materials in the context of sustainable design, including history, with an array of materials and techniques. The course isTuesdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Instructor Uvina is a preservation and adobe construction specialist who has worked with Cornerstones Community Partnerships of Santa Fe and co-authored The Adobe Architecture Conservation Handbook.

Alternative Construction Methods and Materiels (ARCH 462/003; ARCH 662/003)
Registration questions can be addressed to Beth Rowe at Questions pertaining to course content can be sent to Uvina at

The final course of the series addresses Historic Research Methods with a focus on the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Study. The instructors will introduce a wide range of methods for the research, documentation and analysis of historic buildings and cultural landscapes. The class will survey portions of the historic Ridgecrest neighborhood - near the UNM campus - and evaluate it for potential designation as a National Historic District.

Historic Research Methods will be taught by Jeff Pappas and Steve Moffson. Pappas is director of the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division and former Lead Ranger, Tioga Pass at Yosemite State Park. Moffson was a professor of Architectural History at Savannah College of Art and Design. He also brings with him 18 years of experience with state Historic Preservation Offices. the Class meets Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Historic Research Methods (LA 590/001; ARCH 590/001; CRP 590/001)
Registration questions can be addressed to Beth Rowe. Questions concerning content can be sent to Jeff Pappas at