Stephen Hartley

Head of Building Arts Program / Assistant Professor in Building Arts

Professor Hartley directs and teaches within the Building Arts program. His research centers around the generational transfer of craft knowledge with the building arts throughout history, focusing on the formulation of pathways in which heritage craft practices can be incorporated into modern educational frameworks. Professor Hartley has served on numerous national and international boards of directors related to building arts, and has been invited to speak throughout the world regarding issues with heritage craft continuation.

Education

  • PhD (ABD), Conservation Studies, The University of York
  • MFA, Historic Preservation, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • BA, History, Coastal Carolina University

Accomplishments

  • Community Stars Award — Savannah Technical College 2017
  • Leopold Adler II Historic Preservation Award — King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation 2015
  • National Park Service — Fort Pulaski National Monument Traditional Building Design/Build Studio Phase III 2015-2016
  • National Park Service — Fort Pulaski National Monument Traditional Building Design/Build Studio Phase II 2015-2016
  • National Park Service Cockspur Island Lighthouse Maintenance Training Program 2015-2016
  • National Park Service Fort Pulaski National Monument Traditional Building Design/Build Studio Phase I 2015
  • Instructor of the Year Finalist — Savannah Technical College 2014                
  • Excellence in Preservation Award –Leopold’s Ice Cream — Historic Savannah Foundation 2013
  • Artisan Award — American Institute of Architects, Savannah, Georgia 2012
  • Title III Grant — United States Department of Education, Washington, D.C 2010-2014
  • Excellence in Preservation Award — Sanctuary Place Inn-Historic Savannah Foundation 2008
  • Community Based Job Training Grant (CBJT) — United States Department of Labor 2006-2010
  • Phi Alpha Theta / National History Honor Society, Coastal Carolina University Chapter 2001
  • Omicron Delta Kappa / National Honor Society, Coastal Carolina University Chapter 2000

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Classical Architecture
  • Traditional Building Arts
  • Design/Build Education
  • Conservation Science
  • Cultural Landscape Preservation
  • Historic Preservation Philosophy and Criticism
  • Sustainability and Historic Sites
  • Urban Design Issues
  • Interdisciplinary Studies in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Urbanism, and Planning