Historic Preservation student selected for NYC Summer Studio

Historic Preservation student Mae Bowley demonstrates blacksmithing technique

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College Historic Preservation student Maegan “Mae” Bowley has been accepted into the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Summer Studio in New York City.

Over four weeks (June 18th thru July 14th), she will study the foundations of classical architectural design through coursework in:

  • Classical elements and principles of composition
  • Literature of classical architecture
  • Proportion and geometry
  • Traditional urban form
  • Observational and analytical drawing and rendering
  • Study of precedent

The curriculum is structured within a classical design studio and culminates in a design project for a new classical building. Studio work is complemented by on-site study of classical buildings throughout New York City and its environs. Visits to architectural offices provide the opportunity for students to engage directly with leading design firms.

Coursework is taught by architects and faculty active in the field of classical and traditional design practice and teaching.  Upon completion of the program, students receive the ICAA’s Certificate in Classical Architecture.

As the only public hands-on Historic Preservation program in Georgia and one of seven in the U.S., Savannah Technical College has led the way in preservation education, specializing in training not typically held by construction workers. The program has gained international recognition and has contributed to a number of community-based preservation projects in the surrounding communities. Traditional Building Magazine named Savannah Tech’s Historic Preservation program one of the nation’s Up and Coming programs.

STC’s summer semester starts May 29, and new students are encouraged to apply by May 11. For more information or contact STC’s Historic Preservation Department Head Benjamin Curran at or 912.443.5864.

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#1822 | May 4, 2018

Historic Preservation: Benjamin Curran
912.443.5864 or

Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
912.443.5512 or

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

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