Continuous Professional Learning

Continuing education courses help licensed professionals build real knowledge through multi-hour courses in which topics are explored at a high level of detail.

Historic Conservation - Principles is being offered in October and is now open for registration! 

We are launching a pilot program of select continuing education courses for licensed architects, planners, and landscape architects. These in-depth, multi-hour, non-credit courses cover emerging topics of relevance in architecture, planning, and landscape architecture. They are an opportunity to extend well beyond the typical one-hour lunch-and-learn or conference presentation — to explore a topic in much greater detail and meet the annual Con-Ed licensing requirements with a single course.

Course details and registration information will be added to this page as they are released. Email admissions to be added to the mailing list and receive notification of upcoming courses.

Fall Cont Ed Courses

Principles of Historic Conservation is now open for registration and you can register online!
Looking to develop an understanding of heritage conservation principles? Learn methods of identifying and evaluating historic places? Gain an understanding of heritage resource management as a professional practice? Sign up for this two-day course! [link]

Course Title: Historic Conservation - Principles

Time: Friday-Saturday, October 25-26, 2019, 9 am-5 pm
Location: CBDlab
Instructor: Larry Pearson

The course introduces the theory and practice of historic place conservation through lectures, guest speakers, case studies and site visits. Topics will include an overview of methods for identifying, evaluating and documenting historic places and introduction to the legal and institutional framework for heritage conservation. An examination of conservation standards and guidelines will include a detailed review of their application to the planning and design intervention in historic places. The course will consider municipal, provincial and federal practices.  

Objectives

  • To develop an understanding of heritage conservation principles
  • To learn methods of identifying and evaluating historic places
  • To gain an understanding of heritage resource management as a professional practice

Teaching Approach

The course will use a combination of lectures, case study examples, class discussions and site visits.  The course applies a blended learning model where continuing education students join UofC graduate students and mid-career professionals (architects, planners and landscape architects) enrolled in the Built & Landscape Heritage Certificate. This is a very unique opportunity for heritage education that builds design and planning capacity to manage heritage resources in Alberta. Case studies will expose students to the development of a range of potential treatment options for an historic place with reference to the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.  Site visits will include historic places and heritage buildings.      

Students wishing to take the Principles of Historic Conservation course qualifying them for a Built and Landscape Heritage Certificate should note that there is a separate application process and different assignments. Please contact Jennifer Taillefer with any questions.