Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Bard was founded in 1860 at the site of two nineteenth-century country estates that reflected the distinctive geography and culture of the Hudson Valley. The original estates were supplemented by a number of important early buildings dating from 1859 to 1900, as well as fifty-one pre-1957 buildings, and two National Register Historic Districts have been designated on the campus. With recent enrollment growth and new building programs, there was a pressing need to understand and plan for the protection of these historic resources regarded as central to the college's identity. Grant funds are supporting a Preservation Master Plan to include a physical history of the campus, assessment of existing conditions for buildings and landscapes, and the development of treatment guidelines and preservation recommendations.

Clemson University, South Carolina

Clemson was founded in the late 1800s for agriculture and the mechanical arts on 1,400-acres of donated land at the original Fort Hill Plantation, a monument to the Antebellum South. The distinctive nineteenth-century character and design of the buildings continue to define the historic core of the campus, although modernist structures were added throughout the 1960s. In addition to significant architectural resources, the 17,000-acre Clemson Experimental Forest (a Works Project Administration conservation project still managed by the university) surrounds the campus. With Getty grant support, Clemson is undertaking an inventory of the campus's historic resources in order to assess eligibility for the National Register, as well as reviewing past conditions assessments and creating treatment guidelines for both existing buildings and new construction that will lead to a new Preservation Master Plan.

Marlboro College, Vermont

In its short sixty-year history, Marlboro College has established a reputation for providing a rigorous liberal arts education in a close-knit academic community. Marlboro's 360-acre campus houses significant nineteenth-century farm structures and dwellings, representing a Vermont vernacular architecture inspired by the Federal and Greek Revival styles. As part of their recently adopted strategic plan, students, faculty, staff, and trustees alike are committed to being the best possible stewards of their environment, particularly their historic resources. With Getty grant funds, the College is developing a comprehensive historic preservation plan, preparing a National Register Historic District nomination, conducting a feasibility study and energy audit of the historic properties, and designing new courses that directly involve students in the documentation of the campus.

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Chartered in 1809, Miami University in southwestern Ohio is a 1,900-acre campus with 100 buildings, two of which are designated National Historic Landmarks, and several more, along with two historic districts, are listed on the National Register. While the university has been a responsible steward of its extensive architectural heritage, until now there has been no systematic building inventory or centralized archive for information on the school's historic architecture and landscapes. As part of the preparations for its upcoming centennial, the university is undertaking a comprehensive inventory of the eighty-one historic buildings constructed prior to 1960, leading to a new preservation plan for the campus.

Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Founded in 1742 by German and Moravian immigrants, today Moravian is an independent liberal arts college associated with the Moravian Church in America. The College encompasses two parallel campuses—the Female Seminary and the Men's College and Seminary—that were originally separated along gender lines but merged in the mid-twentieth century. Eleven of the college's buildings within the Bethlehem Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with Brethren House (1748) considered to be one of the best examples of Colonial Germanic architecture in the country. Grant funds are supporting an evaluation of the historic fabric of the campus and its evolution, past campus development patterns, and the use and enhancement of historic resources, all of which will result in a historic preservation plan for the college that can be incorporated into the College's new wider facilities master plan.

Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, Pennsylvania

Following its successful 2004 Campus Heritage Grant for preservation planning at four schools in western Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation is now taking the same approach to four schools in south western Pennsylvania—California University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Seton Hill University, and Washington and Jefferson College. Founded in 1852, California University of Pennsylvania, includes Romanesque and Colonial Revival styles supplemented by a number of mid-twentieth century red brick classrooms. The earliest building on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus dates to 1868, but the university also has a number of significant mid-twentieth century buildings. Seton Hill sits on 200 picturesque acres, while Washington and Jefferson College boasts two of the oldest academic buildings in Pennsylvania. Although all four schools are committed to the responsible stewardship of their historic resources, none of them has the individual capacity to develop a historic preservation plan. Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation is coordinating a team of experts to assess the historic buildings on the four campuses, and create preservation plans for each school.

University of California San Diego

The original plan for the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) called for twelve undergraduate colleges on a campus to be designed by Robert Alexander of the Los Angeles firm of Neutra and Alexander. While Alexander's ambitious plans for the campus were not fully realized, UCSD's John Muir College, built by Robert Mosher starting in the late 1960s, preserves key elements of Alexander's original master plan and is a significant achievement of Modernist architecture. Mosher and his team sought to respect Alexander's original master planning ideas by focusing on the buildings' concrete structures, clean lines, lack of ornamentation, and structural expression. As a series of related buildings, the structures create a strong sense of community among the College's students, faculty, and staff. Grant funds are supporting a historic resources inventory and preservation plan, a comprehensive history of the college, and the development of preservation strategies for these significant architectural resources.

Rocky Mountain College, Billings, Montana

Founded in 1878, Rocky Mountain College was for many years the only institution of higher learning within 750 mile radius. Many of the monumental stone buildings that form the core of its historic campus were built by students in exchange for tuition, room, and board. From quarrying stone in campus quarries to hewing the wood framing and building furniture, the students' efforts are the embodiment of the history and culture of the college. Getty funds are supporting research into the history and current condition of campus buildings and historic landscapes, to be followed by the development of a campus protection plan. Related educational components include student internships and the creation of a campus walking tour.

Talladega College, Alabama

Founded in 1867 by two former slaves with assistance from the Freedman's Bureau and the American Missionary Association, Talladega was the first higher education institution in the state and the only public school within a nine-county region to provide educational opportunities for African Americans. Talladega stressed liberal arts education, with a strong emphasis on religion. The 129-acre campus has twelve structures on the National Register of Historic Places, and Swayne Hall, built by an African American slave carpenter and brick mason in 1852 prior to the college's founding, is a designated National Historic Landmark. Grant funds are being used to develop preservation strategies for the historic buildings and landscapes, and for resource documentation and assessment.

University at Albany Foundation, New York

The University at Albany is a product of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller's ambitious program to establish modernist campuses across the state to accommodate the postwar baby boom. Designed in 1961–62 by the renowned American architect Edward Durrell Stone, Albany's main campus is historically significant as a singular harmonious work by a master architect. Stone's campus is composed of quadrangles—a series of courtyards ringed by school buildings—in his signature style, an adaptation of the modern International style that also incorporates classical traditions, contemporary materials, and Byzantine elements. Recognizing that these dramatic and architecturally significant buildings are under threat as the campus expands, the university is using Getty funds to develop a preservation policy to address planning considerations for the Stone precinct.

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The first building of the University of Arkansas, Old Main, was completed in 1875 with plans purchased long distance from a Chicago architect. From these modest beginnings, the campus grew into three distinct areas, each with its own building types and landscapes, including Classical and Colonial Revival, Collegiate Gothic, WPA, and International styles. While the university currently has eleven buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the campus experienced tremendous growth in the latter half of the twentieth century with mixed results. This ad hoc construction and planning led to a 1998 revised master plan and fueled the university's desire to address the planning and maintenance needs of its historic resources. With Getty funds, the university is developing National Register nominations for additional campus buildings, identifying appropriate guidelines for maintenance and treatment, and developing a training program for maintenance personnel.

University of Hawaii, Honolulu

The University of Hawaii began as a college of agriculture and mechanical arts at the mouth of the Manoa Valley in 1907. With its early Beaux-Arts architectural plan, the university features a number of buildings listed on both the Hawaiian and National Registers of Historic Places that reflect the islands' diverse ethnic communities and unique climates. Envisioned since its founding as a living botanical laboratory, the campus also houses a unique collection of native plants and plant communities. With important designed landscapes by Richard Tongg, considered to be the first Chinese American landscape architect, and Japanese landscape architect Kenzo Ogata, this botanical environment has flourished. Grant funds are supporting a detailed survey of the school's architectural and landscape features, including research on approximately fifty historic buildings, an inventory of the botanic collection of specimen trees and shrubs, and documentation of the designed landscapes.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University was founded in 1793 at the site of a large poplar tree, The Davie Poplar, which remains a cherished symbol of the university and one of the few individual trees listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This early awareness of the significance of the natural landscape remained a distinguishing aspect of UNC's campus development, and influenced the construction of a series of gardens and landscapes dating from different periods in the university's history. The recent rapid expansion of the campus, however, has threatened some of these designed landscapes and signature trees, prompting the need for a historic landscape preservation master plan. Getty funds are supporting a thorough survey of historic landscape resources on campus, as well as the creation of guidelines for landscape architecture in the context of new construction.

University of Texas at Austin

Austin's original forty-acre central core from 1881 houses a collection of elegant early twentieth-century buildings that reflects the height of Beaux-Art urban design, and it thus remains the heart of the university. Cass Gilbert, architect of the Woolworth Building in New York and the United States Supreme Court, was responsible for the early development of the Austin campus. Gilbert's Battle Hall (1911) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was recently selected by the American Institute of Architects as one of America's 150 favorite buildings. Paul Cret, campus architect from 1930 to 1942, constructed twenty-one additional buildings, including the iconic Main Building and the Texas Tower. With Getty funds, the university will carry out a cultural resource survey, including a landscape inventory, in order to develop a management plan for its significant historic landscapes and structures. The project also includes graduate instruction, continuing education workshops, and the creation of an interpretive campus history.

Virginia Union University, Richmond

Founded by the American Baptist Home Mission in 1865, Virginia Union University (VUU) is a historically black university that held its first classes on the grounds of a former slave auction and jail. VUU's founders struggled to find a safe place to educate Freedmen during the post-Civil War Reconstruction of the South, finally managing to create a Northern-inspired university in the heart of the former Confederate capital. The school established itself within the Richmond community by building a cohesive and distinguished campus, comprised of a group of Romanesque Revival buildings designed by John H. Coxhead. VUU is also home to Henry van de Velde's Belgian Building, a late work of this important European architect, and an eclectic mix of other campus architecture. The university is using Getty funds to carry out research and documentation of their campus structures for a comprehensive preservation and maintenance plan, as well as to develop a related multimedia educational program.