Theses (Historic Preservation)

 
This collection contains theses from the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation.

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Theses from 2019

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A Safe House for Orphan Parts an Architectural Proposal for a US Center for Illicit Antiquities, Lauren Aguilar

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Stoneleigh as a Case Study in Architectural and Land Preservation, Anne Albert

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Managing Community Murals in an Urban Preservation Framework, Margaret Back

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High and Mighty: A Comparative Analysis of the Wood-Framed Steeples of John McArthur, Jr., Holly Boyer

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Hacking Suburbia: An Architect's Reconsideration of the Home, Lillian Candela

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Making Room for Quantitative Literacy in Historic Preservation: Local Historic District Designation and Property Values as a Case Study, Julia Cohen

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A Framework for Risk Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment of the Rubble Masonry at Tuzigoot National Monument, Dorcas Corchado Colón

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A Performance Evaluation of Amended Stabilization Mortars at Wupatki National Monument, Arizona, Caroline Dickensheets

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Form Regulation to Address New Construction in Historic Districts, Meredith Johnson

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An Evaluation of the Impacts of Replacement Reserve Studies on the Stewardship of Historic Houses of Worship, Allison King

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Wall Assembly Deterioration: Asbestos-Cement, Modernism, and Panel Construction, Kallie Kothmann

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Changing Landscapes: Redefining Preservation for Legacy Neighborhoods, Kaitlyn Levesque

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Permanent Impermanence: Preserving the Garden Room at Frank Lloyd Wright's Desert Camp, Taliesin West, Ashley Losco

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Evaluation of Comparative Repair Methods for Stone, Wei Luo

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Soft Reds and Hard Tans: Developing an Index of Vulnerability for New Orleans Brick, Justin Lynch

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A Conservation Assessment of the Architectural Wood of the Original Dining Room at Taliesin West, Mia Maloney

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Authenticity of the Light Environment of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Jeong Eun Pae

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A Study on the Reassessment of Buffer Zone Management Policy in South Korea, Jungseop Park

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Private Preservation: Using Garden City-Inspired Legal Tools to Preserve Communities and Heritage, Santiago Preciado Ovalle

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Habits of Housing Policy: The Role of Historical Decision-Making Tendencies in Shaping Contemporary Philadelphia Policy, Katherine Randall

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“Eminent Good Sense?:” Using Eminent Domain to Curtail Demolition by Neglect, Sarah McHale Scott

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“Where shall we go?”: Race, Displacement, and Preservation at Slabtown and Yorktown Battlefield, Jacob Torkelson

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The Role of Cultural Preservation within the Resettlement Landscape: A Case Study of the Puerto Rican Vernacular in Philadelphia, Elizabeth Volchok

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The Current Relocation Practice in Chinese Historic Districts from the Perspective of Residents' Willingness to Relocate: A Case Study of Baitasi Historic District, Beijing, Ran Wei

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Reconfiguring the Republic Dream: New Equitable Housing Types in Post-Socialist Tbilisi, Irena Wight

Theses from 2018

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Heritage Preservation in War: Proactive and Reactive Approaches Applied to the Old City in Sana’a, Yemen, Xochilt Del Rosal Armenta

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A Typology of Main Street Commercial Corridors Using Cluster Analysis, Molly Balzano

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Understanding Traditional Domestic Buildings in Pakistan – Lessons for Contemporary Design, Zara Shafiq Bhatti

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Replicating the Palette from Pierre-Franҫois Tingry’s The Painter’s and Colourman’s Complete Guide, Kelsey Britt

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Assessing the Deterioration of Pennsylvania Marble in William Strickland's Mechanics' Bank, Alberto Calderón-González

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Performance Simulation of Brick Construction under the Impacts of Increased Precipitation as a Consequence of Climate Change, Xiaolin Chen

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The American Garden at Powderham: "Delightful Retreat in the Plantation", Rebecca Wilkinson Flemer

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The New Hope Experiment: An Investigation and Conservation Plan for the Antonin and Noémi Raymond Farm, Sara Gdula

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The Terrible Doubt of Appearances - The Walt Whitman House and Inclusive Interpretation, John Giganti

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One Building, Four Houses: How Identity Influenced the Historic Forms of the William Brinton 1704 House, Anthony Richard Carlos Hita

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Preservation Approaches to Preserving Sites of Chinese American Heritage in New York City, Yuexian Huang

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Great Adaptations: Shaping the Future of Historic Preservation in Philadelphia through an Adaptive Reuse Ordinance, Violette Harrington Levy

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Preserving Under Triple Dilemmas: Study on the Jinyang National Archaeological Site Park, Zhongpei Qin

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Non-Destructive Evaluation of George Nakashima's Modernist Thin-Shell Plywood Structure, Elizabeth Henley Reynolds

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A Conservation Study of the Naulakha Pavilion at Lahore Fort, Pakistan, Noor Jehan Sadiq

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Choosing How to Remember: Negative Heritage and Values-Centered Preservation, Evan Schueckler

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An Evaluation of Historic Cement Stucco Using Conditions Assessment Methodology and Digital Visualization Tools, Grand Teton National Park, USA, Sara Jane Stratte

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Bringing the Public Back to the Park: Analysis of Springside Landscape’s Preservation Maintenance Plan, Kyle Toth

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Building Organizational Capacity for Preventive Conservation, Elizabeth C. Trumbull

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When a Little Goes a Long Way: Tracking the Historic Preservation Fund & Its Impact on the Field of Historic Preservation, Tarsha Sydney Wilson

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Towards a Critical Contemporary Design in Historic Settings: Reclaiming the Inherent Relationship between the Old and the New, Reclaiming Continuity in Differentiation, Shuxin Wu

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Developing a Sustainable Urban Heritage Tourism Approach for Philadelphia - Experiences from National Heritage Areas, Yue Wu

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Examining Slavery's Architectural Finishes: The Importance of Interdisciplinary Investigations of Humble Spaces, Rebekah Zubaida Yousaf

Theses from 2017

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Rethinking Preservation at Fort Union National Monument, Silvia Callegari

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Stewarding an Educational Legacy: Historic Preservation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Katlyn E. Cotton

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Testing and Evaluation of Soil Based Grouts for the Adhesion of Consolidated and Un-Consolidated Painted Lime Plaster at the Mission San José de Tumacácori, Nicole M. Declet Díaz

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Evaluation of Preservation and Adaptive Reuse of Historic Villages in Scenic Area of China: A Case Study of Amanfayun in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, Di Fan

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Comparative Analysis of Select Sustainable Wood Preservative Systems for Heritage Conservation: A Termite Resistance Laboratory Testing Program on Radiata Pine, Katharine George

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Architecture + Havoc: The Agency of Historic Sites During Conflict, Emily Gruendel

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Applications of Cultural Landscape Studies in Single-Street Historic Districts, Arielle Simone Harris

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Cultural Landscapes and Adaptation: Identifying the Role of Civic Engagement and Cultural Heritage in Coastal Adaptation Planning, Madeleine Helmer

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Rooted in History: Historic Preservation as a Foundation for Community Engagement Along the Lower Schuylkill, Starr E. Herr-Cardillo

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Creating Home: Reuse of Vacant Philadelphia Schools for Permanent Supportive Housing, Peter Hiller

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An Examination and Condition Assessment of Robert Winthrop Chanler's Pool Grotto Ceiling Mural at Vizcaya, Miami, Lucy Midelfort

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Preservation Through Property Tax: The Impacts of Philadelphia's 10-Year Property tax Abatement on Historic Preservation, Joel Naiman

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Preservation Frontiers: Adding Urban Homesteading to the Historic Preservation Toolkit, Jessica L. Neubelt

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Conservation Assessment and Experimental Mechanical Pinning Treatment of Petrified Sequoia Affinis Stumps at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado, Evan Oxland

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Improving the Flexural Strength of Bowed Marble Panels through Mechanical Treatment, Danielle Pape

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A Performance Evaluation and Assessment of Mineral Silicate Coatings for the Restoration of the Exterior Concrete at Jackson Lake Lodge, Araba Prah

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The City of Sisterly Love: A Preservation Assessment and Urban Landscape Re-interpretation of Philadelphia’s Sites of Women’s History, Mikayla E. Raymond

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Using Agriculture as an Interpretive Management Strategy at Grant Kohrs National Historic Site to tie Together Historical Significance and Natural Resource Conservation, Garrett Richardson

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Iran’s Earthen Architectural Heritage as Reflected in the Terra Congress Proceedings and Iran Journal, Shaghayegh Torkzaban

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"Forever Wild": Wilderness Values and Historic Preservation in the Catskill Forest Preserve, Carolyn Zemanian

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Redesigning Historic Districts: A Study of Preservation Plans for Historic Districts of Jingzhou Ancient City in Hubei, China, Chuhan Zheng

Theses from 2016

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Balancing Past and Present: Reevaluating Community Murals and Existing Practices, Sang Weon Bae

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Henry H. Houston's Germantown Development Portfolio, 1860-1895: A Niche Suburb's History and Placement Within Suburban Historiography and Preservation Planning, Joshua Bevan

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“Doin’ It Up Right”: Safeguarding the African-American Burial Landscape Through the Lens of Eden Cemetery, Charlette Caldwell

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The Schoolhouse Problem: New Solutions for Preserving Historic and Obsolete Buildings in Rural New Hampshire, Andrew Cushing

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Recreating Acid Stains on Historic Concrete, Alice Louise Gilmore

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Reimagining a Past Reality: Tactical Design Interventions for Historic Sites, Julia D. Griffith

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Certifying Preservation: How Preservation Can Introduce Social Sustainability to Building Certification Programs, Andrea Kathryn Haley

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Ever Since the Fire Went Out: A Long View of the Deterioration of the Coplay Kilns at Saylor Park, Preston Stanley Hull

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Performance Evaluation of Commercial Nanolime as a Consolidant for Friable Lime Based Plaster, Jean Jang

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Heritage Adrift: Designing for North Brother Island in the Face of Climate Change, Angelina R. Jones

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Lots of Potential: Strengthening the Philadelphia Land Bank With Preservation, Mary Amelia Lambert

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A House Fit for a Bee: Historic Apiary Typologies and Technologies, Sonja Jean Lengel

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Architectural Precast Concrete Wall Panels: Their Technological Evolution, Significance, and Preservation, Grace Meloy

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From Philadelphia Country House to City Recreation Center: Uncovering the Architectural History of the Building Known Successively as Blockley Retreat, Kirkbride Mansion, and Lee Cultural Center Through Building Archaeology, Joseph C. Mester

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A Voice for Public Memory: A Comparison Between the Memorial Practices in India and the United States of America to Propose a Suitable Response to the 26/11 Attacks in Mumbai, Sanjana Sanjay Muthe

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Recapturing the Breeze: Computational Simulation of Natural Ventilation in a Raised Creole Cottage, Evan Oskierko-Jeznacki

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Alternative Histories: A Temporal Approach to Public Housing, Dana Rice

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Performance Evaluation of UV Inhibiting Acrylic Resin Coated Glass with Modern and Historic Glazing Systems, Janelle Elyse Sahutski

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Imaging Place: Interpreting Place Identity Through Consumer Marketing Techniques for Non-Profit, Community Development and Business Improvement Organizations, Audrey Rose von Ahrens

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Evaluation of the Effects of Bottom-Up Management in Preserving Values of Historic Hutong Neighborhood in Beijing: A Case Study of Community-Based Organization (CBO) - Shijia Hutong Historic Preservation Society, Haoyu Wang

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Performance-Based Evaluation of Salt Crystallization Inhibitors as a Means to Mitigate Salt Damage in Terracotta, Casey Alane Weisdock

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Analysis of Historic Paints on Woodwork at Andalusia Mansion - Understanding the Period of Benjamin Latrobe and Thomas Walter, Shuang Wu

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An Evaluation of Laser Ablation Cleaning on Surficial Black Crust on Pennsylvania Marble: A Case Study of the Hood Cemetery Gate, Germantown, Philadelphia, PA, Xinhui Yang

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Policy Evaluation and Recommendation for Preserving Residential Compounds in Beijing: A Process-Oriented Approach, Yimei Zhang

Theses from 2015

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George Nakashima's Arts Building and Cloister: A Program for Conservation, César Bargues Ballester

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The Last 100 Kilometers: A Values Based Analysis of What the Camino De Santiago Can Teach About How the Built Environment Can Preserve the Human Experience, Sarah Blitzer

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The Riddell of Modern Architecture: Defining the Profession in the Mid-Nineteenth Century, Eryn Boyce

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An Investigation of the Painted Finishes of Mission San José de Tumacácori’s Façade: At the Interface of Materials Analysis, Conservation, and Cultural Confluence, Jocelyn Chan

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Filling in the Blanks: Documenting Concealed Fabric and Deterioration in Existing Structures, John Evans

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The Jewel of Brewerytown: Past, Present, and Future at The Poth Brewery, Mary Feitz

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Radical Preservation: The Transformation of a Vacant Philadelphia School to Address Contextual Urban Opportunities, Nathaniel Hammitt