About Bucks Preservation

The Bucks Preservation program serves the people of Bucks County, the Delaware Valley, and preservationists across the country.

Students in our program come from an array of backgrounds, including governmental agencies such as Historical Architectural Review Boards, Historic Commissions, Planning & Zoning Commissions, and Certified Local Governments; architecture; law; private business; historical agencies such as museums, archives, and libraries; construction and development; urban, parks, and open space planning; cultural resource management firms; property & realty; local heritage conservancies. Some are activists and leaders in their communities- and many others look to be!

For more than two decades, the program has provided an affordable, broad-based preservation education. It was back in 1991 that the Bucks County Community College Department of Social and Behavioral Science first implemented a two-year Certificate Program in Historic Preservation. Since then the campus program has grown and expanded online, offering students the unique opportunity to complete their Historic Preservation Certificate entirely over the Internet.

Charles E. Peterson Prize

Our faculty members come from a variety of academic and professional experiences, providing students with real world insight, knowledge, and mentorship. Work produced by students in the program is held to a high standard. In 2008, Bucks students won the coveted National Parks Service/American Institute of Architects' Charles E. Peterson Prize, which annually recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to Historic American Building Survey standards by college or university students.