Preservation Praxis is an Advanced Technology Elective offered jointly to undergraduates in the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico and graduate students in the Historic Preservation program of the University of
Pennsylvania. Representatives from these two disciplines embrace the documentation, analysis and treatment of historic structures and sites through extensive archival, laboratory, and on-site experiences. The year-long Capilla del Cristo Project received the first Getty Conservation Grant given to Puerto Rico, and upon completion, the course faculty from both universities were awarded an AIA National Education Honors Award. Students from ArqPoli received National and local American Institute of Architecture Students awards as well.