Tuesday, August 12, 2014

This summer, 21 fourth- and fifth-year architecture students from across Mexico came to CAPLA to participate in the “Introduction to Heritage Conservation” course. The students came from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), which has campuses throughout Mexico,

Led by Professor R. Brooks Jeffery, students were exposed to interdisciplinary paradigms and principles through class content, case studies, and field trips. The site vistis each had a specific purpose: 

  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument helped the group understand and identify the three main principles of Heritage Conservation
  • Local Tucson sites, including Barrio Viejo, El Presidio and 19th and 20th century neighborhoods helped contextualize the association and significance of conservation concepts.
  • Tumacácori National Park and San Xavier del Bac was focused on intervention treatments.
  • Tombstone, Bisbee and Empire Ranch was focused on stewardship practices.

See pictures from the students' visit below. 

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument