renowned historic preservationist teaches next generation
William Dupont, professor in the College of Architecture, gives old structures new life through a passion that has made him known around the world. An expert in historic preservation, he is recognized for his restorative work on projects like the Ernest Hemingway home in Cuba and an American Indian village in New Mexico. He has served as the chief architect for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, among other accomplishments.
Dupont, who holds the San Antonio Conversation Society Endowed Professorship, is using his expertise to inspire student learning through practical application. He undertook a recent project with graduate student involvement to provide assessment and evaluation of historic resources in the HemisFair Park area, a San Antonio residential neighborhood that was heavily redeveloped for a World’s Fair in 1968. The report, which pioneers the use of topical maps to illustrate conditions, includes recommendations for redevelopment that respect the cultural heritage of San Antonio.
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