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Architectural Conservation and Preservation (ARAC) Experimental Unit Coordinator

Magda Bardina


Courses Taught:

ARAC 101 Fundamentals of Historic Preservation and Conservation

ARAD 202 Analytical Design Studio II: Adaptive Conservation and Preservation               

ARAC 201 Preservation Techniques, Methods and Strategies for Building Systems        

ARAC 301 Conservation Planning Strategies and Policies                                                                           

ARAC 430 Origin, Handling, Performance and Application of Lime, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia


Educational Credentials:

Masters in Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, P.R. 1989  

Participant-UNESCO Workshop and Course on Monument Techniques: Roofing, Carpentry and Masonry, National University of Haiti 1984

Bachelors in Environmental Design, School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, 1983

Participant - Preservation Institute of the Caribbean, University of Florida/ Interamerican University, San German, Puerto Rico,  1983 


Teaching Experience:

Professor, School of Architecture, Pontifical Catholic University of Ponce, P.R., 2009 - present

Thesis Advisor School of Architecture at the University of Puerto Rico, 2003


Professional Experience:

Platform of Historic Preservation Coordinator, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rivo, 2009-present

President Atelier 66, CSP, Ponce, Puerto Rico, 2003 - present

Urban Development Office, Consultant Municipality of San Juan 1992 - 1998   

Historic District, Director, Municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico

Historic District, Director, Puerto Rico Cultural Institute, Ponce, Puerto Rico 1990 - 1992

Historic District Ponce Region, Consultant, Puerto Rico Cultural Institute, Ponce P.R. 1988-1990

Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico,  San Juan, Puerto Rico 1986 - 1989

Designer Architect and Historic Preservation Consultant as part of Beatriz Del Cueto



Colegio de Arquitectos y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico, Cert. 12944


Selected Publications and Recent Research:

Investigation, Documentation & Assessment of Historic Value Ponce, Puerto Rico 2010

International Symposium on Conservation of Monuments Campeche, México 1994

International Symposium on Conservation of Monuments, Heritage and Tourism               

Morelia, México 1993

International Symposium on Conservation of Monuments 1991

Lecture: The Revitalization of the historic center of Ponce: Reuniting with their natural environment


Professional Memberships:

American Institute of Architects

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