News of the College November 2004

Reed receives Getty grant for conservation master plan

Old Dorm Block, photographed in 1939 by C. Herald Campbell ’33. In addition to scaling dizzying heights in pursuit of a great picture, Campbell set up the alumni office at Reed in 1939 and became an instructor of photography in 1941.

Reed has been awarded $140,000 from the J. Paul Getty Trust to fund the preparation of a master plan for historic architecture and landscaping. The grant will allow the college to survey campus buildings constructed up to 1967, to develop a history of the campus landscape from the pre-college era through the present, and to record significant landscape features. Reed will use a team of preservation consultants to identify, record, and interpret the significant character-defining features of the college’s natural and built environment, with a focus on preserving these valuable resources. The scope of the survey will emphasize structures that represent the architectural core of the campus.

One of the country’s largest philanthropic supporters of visual arts, the Getty has awarded more than $7 million to colleges and universities in a nationwide effort to preserve historic buildings, sites, and landscapes. “Since a large portion of this nation’s distinguished architectural heritage is found on college campuses, it is extremely important to incorporate historic preservation into the campus master planning process,” said Deborah Morrow, director of the Getty Grant Program. End of Article

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Reed Magazine November 2004
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