Respect the integrity of historic structures during rehabilitation and/or new construction.
Follow The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings as a guideline and disseminate Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings to campus facility support units, contractors, consultants, and any other party involved in new construction or rehabilitation.
The campus is continuously evolving in response to the changing demands of various academic programs and extracurricular activities. Occasionally, the fulfillment of these demands requires physical alterations to the campus’s historic assets. The intent of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards is to assist the long-term care of a property’s significance by providing guidance prior to treatment historic materials and features. The standards pertain to historic buildings of all materials, construction types, sizes, and occupancy and include the exterior and interior of the buildings. These standards also include related landscape features and the building’s site and environment, as well as attached, adjacent, or related new construction. Using the standards as a guideline, the campus may repair or alter a facility, making possible an efficient contemporary use, while preserving those portions and features of the property that are significant to the facility’s historic, architectural, and cultural values.