Galveston Field School
For many years, students in the Department of Architecture, have been able to particpate in an exceptional opportunity located in Galveston and supported by the Galveston Historical Foundation, with whom we partner in this course of study and student experience. Over those seven consecutive summers our students have been invited to Galveston to work collaboratively in the field with the Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF), the Island’s leading architectural preservation and cultural advocacy organization. Once on the ground, students engage in documentation, research, and in the past three years, hands-on rehab construction endeavors, as collectively address an array of design and planning issues that every small city faces in order to remain relevant. The work achieved in this non-profit partnership helps to further the goals of the GHF while fostering an environment for student learning experiences that bridge the gap between the academy’s emphasis on “critical thinking” and the professional workplace’s demands for “practical training” in a thoughtfully balanced way.
We hope you will be able to participate, as opportunities arise. More information about past events can be found in this narrative history by Rick Lewis, who designed, developed, and runs this program.