by Chloe Medina
Listening to former student Natalie Karas speak about architectural conservation in Dr. Keys’ Historic Preservation class was both insightful and stimulating. Natalie demonstrated types of building materials used as well as common types of deterioration that occur within historic preservation. The most inspiring part for me, was listening to her speak about her case studies. Among other stunning places, Natalie has worked on the Andalusia (estate) in Pennsylvania, Trinity Church in New York, and the Solarium, here at Flagler College.
It was so amazing to see what one can do with a degree in Historic Preservation and all the beautiful places one is able to visit and say they were a part of. Architectural conservation and all other concentrations within historic preservation, deserve the upmost appreciation and attention in order to continue to preserve antique buildings and sites. It was a privilege to have a former student come and share her experiences with us.