Peyton Hall, FAIA

Adjunct Professor

B.Arch., University of Virginia; MED, Yale University

Peyton Hall is a recognized expert in issues of historic preservation. As Managing Principal of Historic Resources Group, he has been the lead preservation consultant for the preservation of The Gamble House since 1997. His work includes the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Angels Flight Railway, the Rose Bowl, 12 buildings at El Pueblo (Olvera Street), and Grauman’s Chinese and Egyptian Theatres. Professor Hall teaches short courses in historic preservation in the USC summer program as well as courses in the graduate certificate and degree program in historic preservation. He has presented at the national conferences of the American Institute of Architects, Association for Preservation Technology International, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Society of Architectural Historians, the League of Historic American Theatres, and the Theatre Historical Society. His projects have received awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the California Preservation Foundation, the Los Angeles Conservancy, and the American Institute of Architects. He is current Chair of the five Advisors who lead the national AIA's Historic Resources Committee, comprising 6,200 architects, on the Dean's Advisory Board of the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. He is President Emeritus of the California Preservation Foundation and former Chair of the board of directors of Pasadena Heritage. He is a contributing author to Design and Historic Preservation, The Challenge of Compatibility.

Currently Teaching
  • 551
    Conservation Methods and Materials
    Conservation Methods and Materials
    Recommended preparation: ARCH 549 The physical fabric of historic structures is a tangible record connecting us directly to the people and events that shaped both our past and the future. Materials conservation requires a basic knowledge of material properties and behavior and involves many techniques, from research and building forensics to testing and implementation. This course will examine the characteristics and treatments for the most commonly used building materials and the application of heritage conservation criteria. Students will play an integral role in the materials analysis of a historic property.
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