Talking preservation with students at UB

By Kristen Olson

Towards the end of the fall 2014 semester, I had the pleasure of talking about Vertical Access over Skype with a group of students at the University at Buffalo. The class was a masters-level preservation documentation and methods course taught by Dr. Ashima Krishna, Assistant Professor in UB’s department of Urban and Regional Planning.

The course focused on developing historical and architectural descriptions and documenting historic resources through measured drawings and photography – foundational elements to the practice of preservation and skills that come into play for nearly every Vertical Access project.

My presentation gave an overview of our work and services, demonstrating how different disciplines and methods of investigation and documentation come together in preservation projects. I was happy to be able to show the UB students some of the exciting places that a preservation education can take them.