College campuses are special spaces, designed to inspire students to achieve lofty academic and professional goals. And alumni cherish their alma mater’s buildings and landscapes.

Over the years, institutions have invested heavily in their campus environments. Some had leading architects of the time design their buildings. Others employed landscape architects to create memorable outdoor spaces.

But as campuses age, preserving the important components of the campus heritage becomes challenging and expensive. Learn how to create a preservation strategy, using the plans created by 86 institutions that received grants from the Getty Campus Heritage Initiative as examples.

Find out how to access those plans and many other resources on campus heritage.

Full article, including a review best practices and effective strategies for planning preservation of historic buildings and landscapes, is in the October 2011 issue of Dean and Provost.