Theses (Historic Preservation)

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

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Theses from 2021

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The impacts of climate change on traditional brick masonry construction: A case study of The Sheesh Mahal Complex, Lahore Fort, Pakistan, Ifrah Asif

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The Influence of Fire and Water on Lime, Natural Hydraulic Lime, and Cement-Lime Mortars, Joseph Bacci

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Belleza Desnuda: A Conservation Assessment of the Exterior Concrete Surfaces of Henry Klumb’s Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Carmen in Cataño, Puerto Rico, Hector Berdecia-Hernandez

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WAIVER AUTHORITY VS. FEDERAL PRESERVATION LAWS: A CASE STUDY ON THE U.S.-MEXICAN BORDER WALL, Jennifer Boggs

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Balancing Sticks & Carrots: Local Preservation Incentives for Homeowners, Allison Davis

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A comparative analysis of state historic tax credit programs as tools for affordable housing projects, Nicole Felicetti

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A SITE VULNERABILITY STUDY FOR WUPATKI PUEBLO, WUPATKI NATIONAL MONUMENT, Naftalia Flatté

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Revisiting a Past Treatment of the Painted Interior of San José de Tumacácori, Gabrielle Goldstein

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Preserving collieries: a form of urban regeneration for mining cities in China, Yiling Hu

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Infrared thermography as a non-destructive method to measure moisture patterns in lime-plaster finishes of historic free-standing exterior adobe walls, Namratha Kondam

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Monumental mass marketing: how the Vermont Marble Company standardized memorials in early 20th century America, Renata Lisowski

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Embracing the world: development of historic preservation theory in China since the 1980s, Xin Li

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Unseen Synergies: The Intersection of Historic Preservation & Climate Justice, Julia Marchetti

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Towards a rehabilitative architecture: sustainability and preservation at the Midway Barn, Gregory Maxwell

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Interpreting Midway Barn: Understanding Frank Lloyd Wright's Agrarian Vision, Ha Leem Ro

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AN ANALYSIS OF THE WINDOW REHABILITATION PROCESS TOWARDS ENERGY EFFICIENCY AT THE BAUHAUS DESSAU, Basak Siklar

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Extending Main Street's Reach: An Evaluation of Pennsylvania's Elm Street Program, Hanna Stark

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Flood Barriers: Evaluating Flood Preparedness Guidance for Historic Structures at Cultural Heritage Sites in the United States, Meris Westberg

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Midway Barn: A Visualization Plan in Support of Reprogramming and Interpretation, Xiaoran Zhang

Theses from 2020

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Recovery of the Rockaways: An Analysis of the Role of Cultural Resources in Public Policy after Hurricane Sandy and its Effect on Community Resilience, Katherine Brill

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Underutilized transit(ional) buildings: how small train stations can contunue to be active in the community, Abigail Dolan

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“For the stones will cry out”: An analysis and interpretation of the landscape of enslavement at Historic Brattonsville, York County, South Carolina, Gabriel Harper

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Evaluation and Summary of PA Site Deaccession by PHMC, Sarah Knauer

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The Brooklyn Navy Yard: A Mission-Oriented Model of Industrial Heritage Reuse, Kimberly La Porte

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Sanitary Acculturation: The Social History of Progressive Era Public Bath Houses in Philadelphia, Sarah Lerner

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Short-term rental as a tool for historic preservation: case-studies in San Francisco, Boston, and New Orleans, Xue Fei Lin

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Preserving Los Angeles's Googie: An Analysis of a Commercial Style, Change, and Preservation, Emelyn Nájera

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Documentation and Data Management Strategies for Fran Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West, Mónica P. Ortiz Cortés

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"Mansions of Mud": Los Angeles and the Adobe Revival, Elizabeth Sexton

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Receivership as a Tool for Preservation and Revitalization, Amanda Stevens

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Conflicts and Convergences of Preservation, Modernism and Sustainability in the Richards Medical Laboratories Renovation, Di Sung

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The Balance Shifts: The Change in Town-Gown Relations in Princeton NJ as Reflected by Residential Property Development between 1890 and 1910, Adrian Trevisan

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A Comparative Study of Infrared Thermography (IRT) And Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) as Methods to Measure Moisture Levels in Adobe Walls, Chongke Wu

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Pink and papered: the John and Bartha Moulton homestead and its relationship to broader trends in rural, Mormon, and domestic architecture in the American West, Noah Yoder

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20-Century Building Adaptive-Reuse: Office Buildings Converted to Apartments., Yujia Zhang

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