It’s a tale of two cities, New York and Philadelphia.

In New York, in 1964, James Marston Fitch founded the nation’s first master’s program in historic preservation at Columbia University. His vision for the field was one of inclusion and rigor, curiosity and commitment to documenting the history of American architecture, culture and communities.

In 1981, Professor Fitch joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, establishing in the City of Brotherly Love another node of academic inquiry devoted to conservation sciences, community planning, and the many fields allied with historic preservation.

Decades later, the two cities of Fitch’s legacy reconnect as the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania hosts the symposium Design + Heritage; the Fitch Foundation is delighted and honored to co-sponsor this scholarly gathering.

Design + Heritage Symposium
March 16 and 17, 2017

The University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Meyerson Hall, Lower Gallery
210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Co-sponsored and hosted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Design


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