Theses (Historic Preservation)

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Thesis or dissertation

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A THESIS in Historic Preservation Presented to the Faculties of the University of Pennsylvania in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements of the Degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION 2009


The subject of this thesis focuses on remodeling a kitchen in an early 20th-century house by combining design principles from the house's construction period with present-day design theories on sustainability. Resources, both primary and secondary, on early 20th-century kitchen and house design were reviewed, as well as some late 19th-century resources (for their potential influence). Sustainability and green design resources were also looked at, including USGBC guidelines for green remodeling. The thesis includes floor plans and elevations, both existing and proposed, of the thesis site's first floor and kitchen renovation. A design synopsis with brief material and product selections is also given.



Date Posted: 20 October 2009