Theses (Historic Preservation)

 

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Theses from 2011

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Evaluation and Testing of Brick Dust as a Pozzolanic Additive to Lime Mortars for Architectural Conservation, Sara B. Rogers

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The Construction of Interstate-95: A Failure to Preserve a City's History, Alanna C. Stewart

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Cultural Wilderness: How the Historical Evolution of American Wilderness Values Influence Cultural Resource Management within Wilderness Areas in National Parks, Alison E. Swing

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Documentation and Evaluation of the Conditions of the 9th Century B.C.E. Mosaic, from Gordion, Turkey and Recommendations for its Conservation and Treatment, Elizabeth T. Thompson

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Resurrecting Saint Louis No. 1 Cemetery: Integrating Archival and Field Research with Digital Tools to Spatially Analyze, Map, and Reinterpret Site Evolution and Morphology, Joseph C. Torres II

Theses from 2010

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Philadelphia Neighborhood Conservation: Using Public Policy to Protect Historic and Threatened Residential Neighborhoods, Lindsey E. Allen

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Cultural Heritage in Conflict: World Heritage Cities of the Middle East, Elvan Cobb

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Implementing Archaeological Conservation During American Nation-Building Efforts, Meaghan Colahan

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Preserving the Neighborhood Theatres of William Harold Lee, Mark Edward Donofrio

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Rediscovering an American Master: An Examination and Analysis of the Decorative Plaster Ceiling of Robert Winthrop Chanler's Whitney Studio, New York, Lauren Vollono Drapala

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Evaluation of Cleaning Methods at the Fleisher Art Memorial Sanctuary, Alison K. Haley

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Curating Architecture: An Investigation of the Motives and Practice of Architectural Collection and Exhibition with Recommendations for Interpretation of the Architectural Study Collection at Independence National Historical Park, Sarah Elizabeth Hawes

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A Technical Study and Conservation Proposal for the Glass Mosaic Decoration of Villa Caparra in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Yaritza Hernández

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The Economics of Rehabilitation for Affordable Housing Projects: Are the Secretary of Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation a Significant Barrier to Project Completion, Helen Johnson

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RE|Fab : How the 10% Investment Tax Credit Can Aid in the Creation of a Prefabricated System for the Rehabilitation of Non-Designated Historic Structures, Nakita Ann Johnson

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Branding the Southwest: A Preservation Plan for the Fred Harvey Houses, Patrick W. Kidd

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New Neighbors In Old Neighborhoods: Explaining the Role of Heritage Conservation in Sociocultural Sustainability and Gentrification, Charles William Lawrence

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Beneficial Additions: Addressing Brutalist Architecture to Create a Financial and Spatial Synergy Between Historic Places of Worship with Secular Mix-Use Building Additions, Johanna Luise Lofstrom

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Certainty in the Uncertainty of Venice: John Ruskin and the Daguerreotype Photographic Process, Crystal Leah Medler

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Manufacturing Prosperity: Evaluating the Rehabilitation of Industrial Complexes, Kate Spencer Milgrim

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Commemoration and Protest: The Use of Heritage Trails to Connect Women's History with Historic Sites, Marissa J. Moshier

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Alveolar Erosion and its Conservation Recommendations for the Sandstone Masonry at Durham Castle, Tiffani L. Simple

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From Dockyard to Esplanade: Leveraging Industrial Heritage in Waterfront Redevelopment, Jayne O. Spector

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An Examination of the Deteriorative Mechanisms and Enabling Factors at the Wanamaker Memorial Tower in Philadelphia, Katherine Verone

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The Shophouse as a Tool for Equitable Urban Development: The Case of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Natalie Weinberger

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Putting American Democracy on a Pedestal: The Story of the 1975-1976 Old Supreme Court and Old Senate Chamber Restorations, Christine Stewart Wells

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Public Policy and the Non-Secular: How Non-Profit Organizations Preserve Inner City Historic Sacred Places, Jacqueline R. Wiese

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Performance of the Roof Structure at the Wagner Free Institute of Science: A Computational Simulation and its Implications fo Plaster Conservation, Katharine Helene Woodman

Theses from 2009

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WEATHERING THE STORM: DIAGNOSTIC MONITORING FOR PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION AT SPRUCE TREE HOUSE, MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, COLORADO, Rachel Sarah Adler

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ASSESSMENT OF DETERIORATION PHENOMENA ON THE EXTERIOR OF THE SECOND BANK OF THE UNITED STATES, PHILADELPHIA, USING GIS AS AN INTERPRETATIVE TOOL, Tejaswini J. Aphale

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A PRESERVATION AND REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR LOUIS SULLIVAN’S HOME BUILDING ASSOCIATION BUILDING IN NEWARK, OHIO, Alexander Balloon

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LOUIS I. KAHN’S FISHER HOUSE: A CASE STUDY ON THE ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL AND DESIGN INTENT, Pierson William Booher

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THE WRITING ON THE WALL: A CULTURAL LANDSCAPE STUDY AND SITE MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INSCRIPTION TRAIL LOOP, EL MORRO NATIONAL MONUMENT, Taryn Marie D'Ambrogi

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THE IMPLICATAIONS OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL ON HISTORIC AMERICAN CATHOLIC ARCHITECTURE, Jenna Victoria Farah

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THE EARLY PHRYGIAN GATE AT GORDION, TURKEY: AN INVESTIGATION OF DRY STONE MASONRY IN SEISMIC REGIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STABILIZATION, Meredith Arlene Keller

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Conservation Plan for the Suddards-Manuel-Clark Funerary Monument, The Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA, Elise S. Kemery

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An Investigation of Quantifying and Monitoring Stone Surface Deterioration Using Three Dimensional Laser Scanning, Jessica Kottke

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MOVING TOWARD NEUTRALITY: THE ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE AND AMERICA’S HISTORIC RELIGIOUS PLACES, Caitlin Kramer

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RECREATING AN EARLY 20TH-CENTURY KITCHEN: A CASE STUDY IN PRESERVATION AND GREEN DESIGN, Caitlin Douglas Laskey

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Soft Capping of Archaeological Masonry Walls: Far View House, Mesa Verde National Park, Alex Byungwook Lim

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STRIKING THE BALANCE: FINDING A PLACE FOR NEW URBANISM ON MAIN STREET, Meredith Marsh

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PRESERVATION PLANNING AT THE LOCAL LEVEL: A CASE STUDY ANALYSIS, Kathryn L. Ritson

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CLEANING METHODS FOR THE REMOVAL OF LIMEWASH FROM PAINTED PLASTER SURFACES: UTILIZING ION EXCHANGE RESINS ON THE INTERIOR ARCHITECTURAL FINISHES OF THE CAPILLA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL ROSARIO IN IGLESIA SAN JOSÉ, IN SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, Caitlin E. Smith

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EXPANDING PUBLIC ACCESS TO HISTORIC RESOURCES: A CASE STUDY OF THE PHILADELPHIA ARCHITECTS AND BUILDINGS PROJECT, Melissa A. Steeley

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THE CHOICE IS YOURS: CONSIDERATIONS & METHODS FOR THE EVALUATION & SELECTION OF SUBSTITUTE MATERIALS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION, Sarah K. Van Domelen

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THE FEASIBILITY AND SIGNIFICANCE OF APPLYING THE MAIN STREET APPROACH TO PRESERVATION BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA, Ning Wang

Theses from 2008

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People in Glass Houses: The Practical and Conceptual Challenges of Public Access in Mid-Century Modernist Residences, Alexandra Bevk

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The Development of Precast Exposed Aggregate Concrete Cladding: The Legacy of John J. Earley and the Implications for Preservation Philosophy, Jenna Cellini

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Sustainable Tourism and Indigenous Communities: The Case of Amantaní and Taquile Islands, Caroline S. Cheong

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A Comparative Study of Earthen Surface Finishes of the Eastern Façade of Open Area J and the Northern Façade of Open Area 26 at Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, Nicole Sylvia Collum

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An Analysis of the Evolution of Theory and Management in the Trustees of Reservations, Sean McCarrick Fagan

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Performance Evaluation of Mechanical Pinning Repair of Sandstone, Marco J. Federico

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Implementing Preventive Architectural Conservation: Do Historic Property Stewards in the United States Possess the Tools to Meet the Challenge?, Alice Louise Finke

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Evaluation of the Opportunities and Challenges of Digitizing the Practice of Conducting Field Surveys and Compiling Resource Inventories in the Preservation Profession, Kimberly Diane Forman

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Shades of Green: Improving the Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact of Historic Building, Anita M. Franchetti

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Assessment and Analysis of the Plaster Exhibit Hall Ceiling at the Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia, PA, Marlene Lauren Goeke

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Farm to Market: Cultivating a Conservation Ethic for Agricultural Landscapes, Ashley Jacksen Hahn

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The Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus: An Advocacy Tool for the 21st Century, Catherine Wood Keller

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The Effects of Climate Control on the Visitor Experience in Charleston House Museums, Elizabeth Ashlea Kleinfelder

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An Investigation Into Louis Comfort Tiffany's and Tiffany Studios' Architectural Metalwork, Paula Kristina Kulpa

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Large Scale Adaptive Re-Use: An Alternative to Big-Box Sprawl, Sara Beth McLaughlin

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Reinterpreting the Laurel Hill Cemetery Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Catherine Anne Rossetti

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An Analysis of Techniques Used to Manage Historic Open Spaces on Two Suburban American University Campuses, Suzanne L. Segur

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The Redevelopment and Preservation of Historic Lilong Housing in Shanghai, Wan-Lin Tsai

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Penetration Depth of Borates in Historic Wooden Structures in Virginia City, Montana, Aliya Ann Turner

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The Privatization of American House Museums: Three Case Studies, Sarah Lauren Wade

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Architecture Tells the Story: G. Edwin Brumbaugh and His Contributions to the Field of Restoration Architecture, Emily Lynn Wolf

Theses from 2007

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Evaluating the Threat of Environmental Change on Historic Resources: A Case Study and Assessment of Tools, Ashley Catherine Aiken

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A Comparison of the Efficacy and Costs of Different Approaches to Climate Management in Historic Buildings and Museums, David John Artigas

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The Interplay of Technology and Durability: The Evolution of 20th Century High-Rises and Implications for Preservation Philosophy, Ellen C. Buckley

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The Analysis of Sandstone Deterioration at the Northeast Point of Inscription Rock at El Morro National Monument, Christina A. Burris

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Reconstruction of the past in a 21st century landscape: Historic Preservation on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, Alexis Helene Casale

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Changes in Values and the Impact on Preservation in Philadelphia, Amanda B. Casper

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Evaluation of Grouting as a Strengthening Technique for Earthen Structures in Seismic Areas: Case Study Chiripa, Charu Chaudhry

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Leading Indicators of Real Estate Demand: The Resurgence of Historic Philadelphia Neighborhoods and Implications for Preservation Policy, Amanda Winters Davis

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The Mulford House: A Strategy to Reinterpret a Small House Museum, Maria S. Dayton

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Identifying the Impact of Energy Efficient Lighting Strategies for Use in Historic Preservation, Sean Patrick Denniston

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Preservation as a Tool for Waterfront Revitalization: Design, Management, and Financing Solutions from Vancouver, Boston, and London, Julie Therese Donofrio

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Grandma Brisbrey's Bottle Village: A Values Based Conditions Assessment of an American Folk Art Environment, Teresa Suzanne Duff

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The Consolidation of Earthen Surface Finishes: A Study of Disaggregating Plasters at Mesa Verde National Park, Amila Ferron

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Measuring Up: The Performance of Historic Buildings Under the Leed-NC Green Building Rating System, Patrice J. Frey

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The Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Credit: A Valuable Tool for Neighborhood Change, Jennie Fowler Graves

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An Analysis of Maryland's Smart Growth in Two Historic Areas, Mary Lina Jacobs Grilli

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Hollins Hills, the Future that is Now the Past: Challenges of Preserving a Post-war Suburban Community, Gabriela Amendola Gutowski

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Characterization, Analysis and Interpretation of the Surface Finishes of Kiva E, Long House, Mesa Verde National Park , Lauren Reynolds Hall

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Stenton: A Survey of 18th- and 19th-Century Food Preservation Techniques in Philadelphia, Jenna E. Higgins

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Free Neoclassism and Interior Architectural Surface Finishes: The Investigation, Analysis and Interpretation of William Strickland's St. John's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Kerry Lenehan Johnston

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Architecture as Artifact and the Re-Rendering of Fragmentary Experience, Pamela Freeman Jordan

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Federal Transportation Legislation: A Tool for the Rehabilitation of America's Historic Railroad Stations, Nicholas Paul Krauss

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Multiculturism in Twenty-First Century Philadelphia, Charlene Palmore-Lewis

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The Plastic Club of Philadelphia: A Site Management Study and Building Analysis, Reagan Baydoun Ruedig

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The Evolution of the Historic Structure Report: A Review of Its Past and a Look at Its Future, Megan Cross Schmitt

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New Codes for Old Buildings: Comparing Rehabilitation Codes and Evaluating Their Effects, Adrian L. Seward

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Dead Men Tell No Tales: How Can Creative Approaches to Communication Keep Historic Sites From Going Silent, Sabra Smith

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A Study and Interpretation of the Deshler-Morris Landscape in Historic Germantown, Alexis Chantel Stephens

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Mr. Secretary, What Does Characterize A Modern Building? Adapting Kahn's Richards Medical Laboratories, Kristen Marie Suzda

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An Approach to Conservation and Presentation of the Terrazzo Map Pavement of the New York State Pavilion in Queens, New York, Ann Thorkelson

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An Approach to Conservation and Presentation of the Terrazzo Map Pavement of the New York State Pavilion in Queens, New York, Ann Thorkelson

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An Analysis of Wallpaper Fragments in the Red Bedchamber and Cloisters of Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, England., Sarah Vukovich

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Modern Representations of the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia, Eldra D. Walker