The Drachman Institute advances the conservation of our existing built environment as part of a comprehensive ethic of environmental, cultural, and economic sustainability. Drachman Institute integrates funded projects with CAPLA’s interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation curricular program, using service-learning as a primary method of knowledge transfer. Drachman Institute educates students, professionals, and the broader community on the protection and maintenance of traditional building materials and techniques, and intervention and stewardship strategies for historic and cultural resources. 

Featured Projects


Assistance with Professional Training for Afghan Cultural Heritage Officials - Part 2

Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk Assessment, National Park Service's Intermountain Region Vanishing Treasures Program

Tumacacori National Historical Park, Acequia and Compuerta Preservation Plan


Timpanogos Cave
National Monument,
Visitor Center Conceptual Design

Hermits Rest,
Historic Structure Report,
Grand Canyon NP

Missions Initiative,
Cultural Resource Partnership

Chiricahua National Monument,
Historic Designed Landscape
National Register Nomination

El Paso & Southwestern
(Douglas) YMCA,
Historic Structure Report

First Administration Building,
Historic Structure Report,
Grand Canyon National Park


Historic and Architectural
Resources of Downtown Tucson, Arizona,
National Register Nominations

Mansfeld Middle School,
Preservation Master Plan

Utah Parks Company Service Station,
Historic Structure Report, Bryce Canyon NP

Bryce Canyon Lodge
and Old NPS Housing,
Cultural Landscape Report,
Bryce Canyon NP

Cannon-Douglass House
Preservation Master Plan



Tucson Community Center
Landscape Conservation Plan



Winterhaven Historic District
National Register Nomination

Bates Well Ranch,
Historic Structure Report
Organ Pipe Cactus
National Monument

Architecture of the Modern
Movement in Tucson Arizona 1945-1975,
National Register Thematic Context Study

Pine Creek Historic District,
National Register Amendment,
Zion NP


Hubbell Trading Post,
Furnishings Report and Plan


Maintenance Guides for the
Treatment of Historic Properties, Petrified Forest NP

Williams Ranch,
Historic Structure Report,
Guadalupe Mountains NP

Pratt Cabin,
Historic Structure Report,
Guadalupe Mountains NP

Faraway Ranch,
Cultural Landscape Report,
Chiricahua NM

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
History of Ranching, Thematic Context Study



In Drachman Institute News

October 17, 2016

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R. Brooks Jeffery
March 14, 2016

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