The School of Architecture and Planning offers graduate certificate programs in Town Design, and Historic Preservation and Regionalism. These certificates require 18 credit hours, some of which can also be applied to a graduate degree program, and are open to applicants not currently enrolled as UNM graduate students.
Chris Wilson, Director
School of Architecture & Planning
The Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation and Regionalism is designed for students wishing to contribute to the conservation of architectural and cultural heritage, and to the contemporary vitality of valued regional traditions. The program integrates proven historic preservation techniques with the spectrum of related planning and design approaches for cultivating local history, and cultural distinctiveness. The Graduate Certificate is open to students pursuing a graduate degree in a related field at the University of New Mexico, those who already hold such a graduate degree, and those with a bachelor’s degree and appropriate related experience.
Students must either:
Students who are not currently enrolled as graduate students at the University must apply through the Office of Graduate Studies.
Application Submission requirements:
To insure consideration for a Fall semester admission, completed applications are due no later than March 1; for a Spring semester admission, no later than November 1. Depending on space availability, applications received after those dates may be considered.
To receive the Certificate, students must successfully complete a minimum of 18 credit hours, including:
|1.||ARCH/CRP/LA 579||Introduction to Preservation and Regionalism|
|2.||ARCH/CRP/LA 590||Historic Research Methods|
|3.||Three hours of electives chosen in consultation with the Program Director from an approved electives list|
|4.||an approved FINAL PROJECT (minimum 3 hours)|
List of approved electives:
|ARCH 512||Preservation Technologies and Adaptive Reuse|
|LA 512||Cultural Landscape Planning|
|CRP 570||Preservation, Eco-tourism, and Community Development|
|ARCH 512||Alternative Construction Methods and Materials|
|CRP 570||Preservation Law|
|LA 562||Gardens in the Sand: New Mexico's Historic Landscapes|
|ARCH 662||Southwest Architecture and Cultural Landscapes|
|CRP 525||Urban Design Theory|
|CRP 573||Planning on Native American Lands|
|CRP 586||Planning Issues in Chicano Communities|
|AMST 513||Theories and Methods of Folklore Study|
|ANTH 582, ARTH 507||Museum Practices|
|CJ 573||Intercultural Field Research|
|HIST 510||Public History|
|and other seminars with appropriate content as approved by the program director.|
Mark C. Childs, Director
School of Architecture & Planning
Cities and towns are among humanity’s largest and most complex achievements. The buildings, public works, plazas and parks of even a small town embody substantial amounts of capital, energy, natural resources, history and aspirations. Cities are among our greatest creations, yet typically no single individual creates them.
The Certificate in Town Design aims to give students the foundations to ask critical questions about, study examples of, and propose approaches to designing the emergence of districts, towns, and cities.
Students must be either
Students who are not currently enrolled as graduate students at the University must apply to Admissions and be accepted by the University graduate program.
Application deadlines for the Town Design Certificate program are: November 1 for the Spring semester and March 1 for the Fall semester.
Application submission requirements
These materials should demonstrate (1) serious initial investigation of town design issues in prior work, (2) strong design and/or planning skills, (3) strong craftsmanship and care for the context and external consequences of design and planning work, (4) ability to write cogently, and (5) a clear and compelling set of goals.
The director for the graduate certificate in Town Design may waive any of the above requirements if the application as a whole demonstrates that the student has the skills, background, and ability to successfully complete the Certificate.
9 credits taken in addition to Master’s Degree Requirements
A. Town Design Studio (6 credits)
Normally, this studio should be taken in the final term of course work for the Certificate. The requirement may be fulfilled by one of the following:
B. Concentration (3 credits)
One course within the concentration should be chosen in consultation with the Certificate Director to provide fundamental town design skills and define an area of emphasis. The concentration courses may be fulfilled by the following:
9 credits that may be taken to fulfill both master’s degree requirements and certificate requirements. The Certificate Coordinator may waive these co-requirements for post-degree students with appropriate experience and/or education.
A. Requirements (6 credits)
1. The urban theory requirement may be fulfilled by:
2. The regulation requirement may be fulfilled by:
B. Elective (3 credits)
The elective should be chosen in consultation with the Certificate Director to broaden the student’s background in areas of design relevant to town design. For example architecture students may wish to take an elective in theories or techniques in Landscape Architecture or Community and Regional Planning if they have not previously done so. Courses which typically fulfill this requirement include: