Finding Addison Mizner: His Scrapbook Testimony, 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Finding Addison Mizner: His Scrapbook Testimony, Suzanne B. Kane Asid
Theses from the Architecture Program
Through historic archival research, this study focuses on the works of Florida architect Addison Mizner (1872-1933), credited with bringing Spanish/Mediterranean Revival architecture to Palm Beach, Florida in the early 20th century. This thesis is the first to study the works of Mizner through the perspective of his personal scrapbooks. In a state of advanced deterioration, Mizner’s scrapbooks are currently housed in Society of the Four Arts, King Library in Palm Beach, Florida. While a rare and treasured source of their own accord, the importance of the scrapbooks is elevated by the fact that many of Mizner’s ...
Jackson, Harry Lucellus, 1907-1985 (Sc 2872), 2014 Western Kentucky University
Jackson, Harry Lucellus, 1907-1985 (Sc 2872), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2872. Two letters of Harry L. Jackson, Bratenahl, Ohio, to Jane (Hines) Morningstar, Bowling Green, Kentucky, regarding selection of an artist to create murals for Bowling Green’s Hobson House. He also discusses his health treatments at Hot Springs, Virginia, and mourns the death of his cousin Mary Neal. Includes a clipping about his retirement.
Freshwater Springs Preservation In Jejudo: Reinterpretation Of Springs As An Ethnological And Environmental Resource, 2014 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Freshwater Springs Preservation In Jejudo: Reinterpretation Of Springs As An Ethnological And Environmental Resource, Chang-Yu Hong
International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research
On Jeju Island, there are many freshwater springs because it is a volcanic island with abundant precipitation and rainwater. While springs were once plentiful in the island, due to depletion and urbanization pressures, many of the traditional wood and rock structures and spaces surrounding springs have become severely deteriorated. Until the 1970s springs served as vital community resources for water provisioning for drinking and household use, agriculture and livestock. However, after most springs fell into disuse, hydraulic engineers have maintained Jeju’s springs with a concern for springs with strong flow and good water quality but disregarding human activities such ...
Historic Former Asylum In A Perilous State, 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology
Historic Former Asylum In A Perilous State, Sylvia Thompson
It is in a perilous state of dereliction with only the southern end of the building remaining standing. The linking arcades on the wings of the building are long gone. The roof has collapsed inwards. The windows have all been broken and are either boarded up or covered with gratings. It is surrounded by overgrown vegetation and in some places, there are trees rooted into the walls.
Emergent Opportunities: Urban Design In Small Town Appalachia, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Emergent Opportunities: Urban Design In Small Town Appalachia, Phillip Geiman
This thesis looks at urban design within small town Appalachia and its role in low density and low resource communities.
Small towns are facing a critical juncture in this point in their history. As most areas transition from a heavy depend acne on industrial based economy to an uncertain post-industrial, they face challenges unique to rural areas. Specifically, this thesis looks at “urban design” in distinctly non-urban areas and seeks to answer the question of what is the function and what is the role of design at such a large (urban) scale.
The idea is that what distinguishes small towns ...
Agri[Culture]: An Alternate Paradigm For The American Landscape, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Agri[Culture]: An Alternate Paradigm For The American Landscape, Melissa Erin Morris
Throughout the Appalachian region, one can experience the vast disappearance of the American landscape as we know it. Whether driving through the rugged coal mining towns of Virginia, or the suburban sprawl taking over the rural farmland of Tennessee, it becomes clear that this is a spreading epidemic. Without an appropriate balance of urban, suburban, and rural areas, we begin to loose the landscape which has always been so closely linked to this country’s cultural and physical identity.
This thesis focuses on the agrarian Appalachian culture with a proposal for a project rooted heavily in cultural identity. With programs ...
Working At The Water's Edge: Reconnecting The People Of Charleston With The Water, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Working At The Water's Edge: Reconnecting The People Of Charleston With The Water, Maria Ann Fox
Water is a chemical compound fundamental to life. When many people first think of water, it is the water used for everyday activities and drinking that may come to mind. What is frequently overlooked is the fact that 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water and 96.5% of Earth’s water is found in oceans and seas (U.S. Geological Survey). What may not be as clear is the importance of these bodies of water to the surrounding towns and cities.
Since it’s founding in 1670, Charleston, South Carolina has always had a strong relationship ...
Block 271, Reviving An Industrial Artifact, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Block 271, Reviving An Industrial Artifact, Jared Thomas Pohl
Vacant industrial sites are scattered throughout our cities all across the country. These sites, these remnants of industry, are occupied by a very interesting category of buildings. They are artifacts from an industrial era that served very unique and specific functions. These service buildings suffered programmatic failure and have lost their vitality. They have entered a form of hibernation, waiting for the post-industrial epoch to wake them up.
The building stock under investigation makes up a large portion of the city’s structures. Identifiable by their heroic scale, clean articulated lines and tendency to be vacant, these service buildings raise ...
Urban[E] Agriculture Developing An Architecture That Supports Hyper-Localized Agriculture In The Urban Context, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Urban[E] Agriculture Developing An Architecture That Supports Hyper-Localized Agriculture In The Urban Context, Jason Michael Cole
This thesis contains both the outline of the modern day problem of food deserts and nutritional injustice in urban areas, as well as my proposed solution for combatting both of those issues. Through research, investigation, experimentation and synthesis of design, I have put forth my thoughts and ideas on how we as a community can work together to shape our own nutritional destiny in the urban environment.
An Interpretive Plan Guide For Wilderness Park In Lincoln, Nebraska, 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
An Interpretive Plan Guide For Wilderness Park In Lincoln, Nebraska, Rachel J. Ward
Community and Regional Planning Program: Professional Projects
Wilderness Park, located in Lancaster County, Nebraska, is a public park of unique ecological and historical value to the city of Lincoln and to the surrounding region. The natural and historical features of the park present an opportunity to communicate environmental and historical topics that are relevant on local, national, and global levels, as well as inspire a lively sense of pride in the community. The problem is that many topics relevant to Wilderness Park are not currently being interpreted at the park, and that there are relatively few interpretive resources available to park visitors.
The purpose of this project ...
Greta Place As A Historic District, 2014 California Polytechnic State University
Greta Place As A Historic District, William Riggs
William W. Riggs
This report, forwarded to the City of San Luis Obispo's Cultural Heritage Commission proposes Greta Place as a mid-century modern historic district. Greta is a small street located centrally in San Luis Obispo, CA (See Figure 1). It has a unique and distinct mid-century presence that is both a well-preserved and concentrated example of a collection of Mid-century single-family homes produced in San Luis Obispo as the City began to expand in the 1950s. It specifically called out in the City’s Historic Context Statement when it describes the street as “a cohesive collection of one-story Mid-century Modern houses ...
City Of Los Angeles Arts District Form-Based Code, 2014 California Polytechnic State University
City Of Los Angeles Arts District Form-Based Code, Ryan Jupiter Banuelos
Master's Theses and Project Reports
Los Angeles is experiencing a loss of inventory with Industrial land due to adaptive reuse and property conversion. The primary factors behind the conversions are
inconsistent land use regulations and a strong market
demand for residential property. In an effort to streamline land use regulation,
the city will create a new zoning code. In conjunction with the zoning update,
the purpose of this project will be to develop a form-based code for the Los
Angeles Arts District. The new land use regulation will explore methods to
preserve job producing industrial space and accommodate the growing
residential market in the area ...
Mapping And Analyzing Historical Sanborn Maps Of San Luis Obispo From 1905 And 1950, 2014 California Polytechnic State University
Mapping And Analyzing Historical Sanborn Maps Of San Luis Obispo From 1905 And 1950, Troy A. Lawson
This project was conducted to map, analyze, and determine historical changes in the city of San Luis Obispo, California. Sanborn maps from 1905 and 1950 were drawn showing streets, parcels, creeks, and buildings of the city. These publications had limited use because they were in a physical format without any geographic reference. Here, these maps were digitized into a GIS format to analyze building trends and identify cultural and historical buildings not on the City’s list of Historic and Culturally Contributing Buildings, as well as published online on the City of San Luis Obispo’s website and on ArcGIS ...
Latino Rhythms In Downtown Los Angeles: A Case Study Of The Social, Physical, And Economic Environment Of “La Broadway”, 2014 California Polytechnic State University
Latino Rhythms In Downtown Los Angeles: A Case Study Of The Social, Physical, And Economic Environment Of “La Broadway”, Ulises Antonio Gonzalez
Master's Theses and Project Reports
In an attempt to practice inclusive planning, this research project explores whether Broadway Avenue functions as an ethnic commercial strip and identifies social, physical, and economic components that contribute to the Latino neighborhood/ barrio. Using pilot studies Loukaitou-Sideris (2000), Loukaitou-Sideris (2002), Rojas (1993), Manzumdar et al. (2000), Main (2007), and Fernando (2007) as a foundation, this research uses a single case study in addition to several research methods: 42 random surveys, literature review and analysis, site observations/pictures, and land use survey.
Various scholars write that barrios have unique physical, social, economic, and political attributes. A new aesthetic, art, symbols ...
Three Hoes In The Kitchen: The Conceptualization Of Peachtree Plantation, St. James Santee Parish, South Carolina, Kendanne M. Altizer
Historical background research, precedent case studies, and archaeology are used to determine architectural antecedents, floor plan, and room uses of Peachtree Plantation. Peachtree is the ruin of a two-story dwelling once owned by the Lynch family, prominent Lowcountry rice planters and politicians. Thomas Lynch, Jr. was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The house was built between 1760 and 1762 on the South Santee River in St. James Santee Parish, South Carolina. It burned in 1840 and was never reconstructed; what remains today is a ruin of partial walls and rubble.
This thesis uses a multi-disciplinary approach to explore ...
The Colonist's Concrete: A Preservation Plan For The Seventeenth-Century Tabby Floor Found At The Miller Archaeological Site, Lindsay A. Lee
In 2009, a seventeenth-century floor was discovered at the Miller Archaeological Site at Charles Towne Landing. Unearthed but covered with plastic sheeting since then, the floor is a remnant of Charleston’s first English settlement. Labeled on site as tabby, the material is typically comprised of oyster shells, sand, lime, and water. The lack of whole shell in the floor’s material suggests a role in the broader pattern of augmented earthen flooring deriving from the Caribbean, and in turn, Africa and Europe. Deteriorating at an unknown rate since its discovery, it is the hope of South Carolina State Parks ...
2041: A Communal Life, 2014 Syracuse University
2041: A Communal Life, Nathaniel Thomas Danciger
Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects
I posit that an architecture of collective cultural spaces, shared human and animal habitat, and affordable local building techniques, implemented through the design of a co-housing community, would promote a collaborative and communal way of life in harmony with the natural landscape and offer a model for the future development of former agricultural and suburban sites in a manner preferable to the current practices of the American suburb. This project is concerned with redefining the way that people in the United States will occupy rural landscapes in the future. The site for this new co-housing model is a field outside ...
Content Management Systems And 3d Models: Creation, Interaction And Display, 2014 Stephen F. Austin State University
Content Management Systems And 3d Models: Creation, Interaction And Display, Dillon Wackerman, Ashley Thompson
Library Faculty and Staff Presentations
This presentation will explore methods of creating and displaying 3D images in relation to Content Management Systems and online collections. Examining the creation of 3D models through various platforms, we will discuss the interaction and feasibility for implementation of several common 3D formats.
The online display of 3D models has been in use for several years, most notably in archaeological reconstruction projects and more recently in digital imaging within the field of medical science. For this presentation, a 3D model is a visual representation that can be manipulated with various tools, which enable it to be turned, rotated and magnified ...
Inaccurate Restorations: Charles Mackintosh's Sauchiehall St. Willow Tea-Rooms, 2014 Iowa State University
Inaccurate Restorations: Charles Mackintosh's Sauchiehall St. Willow Tea-Rooms, Ontario Caudill
Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression
Charles Mackintosh designed among the most successful tea-rooms of the early twentieth century, in particular, the Willow Tea-Rooms in Glasgow, Scotland. Because of their ground-breaking modern forms and ornament, Mackintosh's designs for this building are still considered to be among the most important of the period. Unfortunately, Glasgow is failing its famed architect. This paper argues that three twentieth century interventions caused significant damage to Mackintosh's design, some of which are irreversible. They include, 1) transforming the Room de Luxe into a bridal shop for Daly's Department Store, 2) restoring the Room de Luxe as a tea ...
Spans Across Time: Compliance Of Historic Maine Coastal Bridges With Modern Geometric Design Standards, 2014 The University of Maine
Spans Across Time: Compliance Of Historic Maine Coastal Bridges With Modern Geometric Design Standards, Elizabeth Reynolds
The purpose of this thesis is to study a wide range of historic bridges along the coast of Maine. Three bridges were selected for study: Sewall’s Bridge, Bailey Island Bridge, and Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge. The selected bridges exhibit varying historic treatment approaches, material use, structure type, and span length. This thesis establishes the compliance of these bridges with modern geometric standards, as defined by AASHTO (2011), including maximum grade, vertical and horizontal alignment, roadway width, and sidewalk width. Passing sight distance, passenger comfort and general appearance are not be included in this evaluation of geometric design.
This document outlines ...