Jay Platt

Adjunct Assistant Professor


MS, Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania

Jay Platt is a lecturer in the Heritage Conservation Program, bringing fifteen years of professional experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to his courses. He is currently the Senior Urban Designer for the City of Glendale and is also a member of the city’s Urban Design Studio. He is responsible for the full range of Glendale’s preservation program, including policy development, resource identification and designation, and educational outreach. He has also served as the Preservation Advocate for the Los Angeles Conservancy, providing public assistance and education for preservation issues throughout the county.

While residing In New York City, Mr. Platt was the Deputy Director of the Historic Districts Council, a non-profit advocacy group; served as a Preservationist for Building Conservation Associates, a consulting firm at which he focused on rehabilitation tax credit projects; and began his career with the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. In addition, he was an Adjunct Instructor in the Interior Design Department at the State University of New York/Fashion Institute of Technology, teaching a two-semester preservation overview course. Currently, Mr. Platt serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Architectural Historians – Southern California Chapter.

Currently Teaching
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    Fundamentals of Heritage Conservation
    Fundamentals of Heritage Conservation
    Heritage conservation (a/k/a historic preservation) is a multi-disciplinary and far-reaching field that has evolved steadily and dramatically over the decades. Explore a range of subjects and issues that affect contemporary heritage conservation practice, including its historical and philosophical underpinnings, the role of government and individuals in identifying and protecting historic resources, and the field’s political, legal, economic, social, cultural and technical dimensions.
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