The Center for Heritage Conservation (CHC) at Texas A&M University supports research into planned and built cultural heritage, as well as landscape and cultural landscapes, through its active preservation and resilient-based approaches aiming at an integrated management. Investigations are performed through sponsored projects and professional and academic studies.  

The CHC was authorized in 2005 as a professional center for interdisciplinary research and service projects  covering all aspects of built and natural heritage. Since 1977, Texas A&M University has been recognized for academic and research programs dedicated to the better understanding of our historic legacy.

Our Mission

We seek to:

  • Promote an awareness of cultural heritage by reconnecting its tangible and intangible components, using place-related and community-based approaches, and combining the different disciplines into an active integrated management supporting resilient-oriented solutions
  • Promoting an integrated, inclusive, and sustainable approach to cultural heritage.
  • Building knowledge and support research for managing change and continuity in a co-evolutive way.
  • Develop, maintain, and administer cross-disciplinary academic programs and student organizations
  • Provide opportunities for students from around the university to engage in center academic and research activities involving:
    • Documentation, investigation, and analysis of historic structures, sites, and landscapes 
    • Conservation of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage

Our Research

The CHC explores innovative approaches to preservation issues. We use cross-disciplinary teams of faculty and students to support historic and cultural resources.

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Our People

Our members, fellows and affiliates come from across Texas A&M University and other institutions. Participants include architects, planners, sociologists, policy analysts, economists, landscape architects and engineers.

Meet our people

Our Publications

The fellows and students contribute to professional and scholarly journals, create research reports, submit drawings to the Library of Congress, and develop case studies.