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Mala Lā’Au Lapa’Au: Preserving The Hawaiian ‘Āina And Mo’Omehue, Sandra Fogg 2015 University of Rhode Island

Mala Lā’Au Lapa’Au: Preserving The Hawaiian ‘Āina And Mo’Omehue, Sandra Fogg

Senior Honors Projects

The study of medicinal plants in the western world tends to focus on the isolation and elucidation of natural products that have bioactive characteristics and potential for pharmaceutical formulation. However, the utilization of medicinal plants in cultures that still practice ancient medicine, such as Hawai’i and other Pacific Island nations, involves the use of whole plant parts in conjunction with spiritual rituals to heal illnesses and ailments. In order to gather a different perspective of the use of plants in medicine, a diverse investigation of “Lā’au Lapa’au,” or the Hawaiian art of healing through the use of ...


Dwell: Reinhabiting Elkmont, Joseph Wessels 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Dwell: Reinhabiting Elkmont, Joseph Wessels

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Permitting Memory, Cody Alan Rau 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Permitting Memory, Cody Alan Rau

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Building Information Modeling (Bim): The Untapped Potential For Preservation Documentation And Management, Laura Lee Worrell 2015 Clemson University

Building Information Modeling (Bim): The Untapped Potential For Preservation Documentation And Management, Laura Lee Worrell

All Theses

The preservation field has few software programs specifically created to store historic and management documentation. Some programs and techniques are utilized in combination to aid in the management and documentation process of historic resources that include, laser scanning, AutoDesk AutoCAD programs, Rhino 3D, photogrammetry, geographic information system, and even Microsoft Excel. This thesis examines the applicability of the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry's Building Information Modeling (BIM) to create a three dimensional user interface for tracking and storing historic and management documentation. The case study performed for this thesis employs the Nathaniel Russell House owned by the Historic ...


The Forgotten Stone: A History And Analysis Of Bermuda Stone In Charleston, South Carolina, Justin M. Schwebler 2015 Clemson University

The Forgotten Stone: A History And Analysis Of Bermuda Stone In Charleston, South Carolina, Justin M. Schwebler

All Theses

Throughout the historic streets of Charleston, South Carolina there is a forgotten and overlooked stone. It is in the narrow gaps between houses, along carriageway walls, underfoot on garden paths, and in foundations of many historic buildings. The forgotten stone of Charleston is Bermuda stone. This thesis provides the history of Bermuda stone in Charleston, South Carolina. This history was written answering the following research questions. How and why was Bermuda stone imported to Charleston? Who were the people bringing Bermuda stone to Charleston and who were the people using it as a building material? When was the period of ...


One Land, Two American Dreams: Rediscovering The Secondary Dupont Narrative At James Madison's Montpelier, Sarah A. Sanders 2015 Clemson University

One Land, Two American Dreams: Rediscovering The Secondary Dupont Narrative At James Madison's Montpelier, Sarah A. Sanders

All Theses

Secondary narratives are most easily defined as narratives deemed non-essential to the primary interpretation goals of a historic site. Given the established significance criteria in the United States, secondary narratives are currently undervalued and are challenging to address. James Madison's Montpelier in Orange County, Virginia serves as an ideal lens through which to explore this challenge, given that the estate clearly embodies more than one period of significance.

In 1901 William duPont Sr. of the illustrious Delaware duPont family purchased a large area of land just outside of the small rural town of Orange ,Virginia. Located over two hundred ...


Santa Maria Antiqua: The Amalgamation Of Identity In Early Medieval Rome, Cayce Davis 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Santa Maria Antiqua: The Amalgamation Of Identity In Early Medieval Rome, Cayce Davis

Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee

The intent of this investigation is to frame an identity for the church of Santa Maria Antiqua and the urban condition of Rome during the sixth through eighth centuries. Coupling topographical and semiotic information with larger geographic issues, this study interrogates the church and specific individuals associated with it as a way of more comprehensively understanding Santa Maria Antiqua as a visual medium of cultural change and political propaganda. Narrating the complex formation of personal and social identity at the site allows us to understand greater physical and social contexts and explore more thoroughly early Christian Rome.


Reuse, Recycling, And Reintroduction Of History With Contemporary Eyes Through Adaptive Reuse, Tshui Mum Ha 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Reuse, Recycling, And Reintroduction Of History With Contemporary Eyes Through Adaptive Reuse, Tshui Mum Ha

Theses from the Architecture Program

The idea of adapting old buildings for emerging purposes has been a regular strategy to sustain architectural resources since the medieval period or even earlier. However, the concept of adaptive reuse has only been gaining prevalence since the nineteenth-century when there was an increase in awareness of historic preservation. At this point, instead of sustaining architectural resources in both financial and functional terms, adaptive reuse was re-introduced and reapplied as one of the philosophical treatments of historic preservation.

As adaptive reuse is becoming a mature philosophical treatment of historic preservation, a great deal of critical thought and professional theory is ...


Light At The End Of The Labyrinth? From Historic Preservation To Heritage Placemaking: New Approaches To The Interpretation Of Historical Authenticity, Neil A. Silberman 2015 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Light At The End Of The Labyrinth? From Historic Preservation To Heritage Placemaking: New Approaches To The Interpretation Of Historical Authenticity, Neil A. Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

No abstract provided.


Draft - University Of Wyoming Historic Preservation Plan, Megin Rux 2015 University of Wyoming

Draft - University Of Wyoming Historic Preservation Plan, Megin Rux

UW Historic Preservation Plan

The Historic Preservation Plan Update is an update to the 1999 Historic Preservation Plan for University of Wyoming Campus. This will include assessments and will recommend approaches to preservation of the historic structures on campus. Along with Design Guidelines for new structures including additions. After receiving input from the public in October, the design team has integrated those comments and recommendations into the draft. The draft is available on the UW Repository website and comments are encouraged. For the final report the draft will integrate public recommendations, undergo slight reformatting, and chapter 8 will be inserted.


Heritage Places: Evolving Conceptions And Changing Forms, Neil A. Silberman 2015 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Heritage Places: Evolving Conceptions And Changing Forms, Neil A. Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

No abstract provided.


Successful Urban Design Principles For The Redevelopment Of The Historic Seafronts In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, Along The North Red Sea , Case Study: Yanbu Al-Bahr’S Historic Seafront, Naif F. Alanazi 2015 Virginia Commonwealth University

Successful Urban Design Principles For The Redevelopment Of The Historic Seafronts In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, Along The North Red Sea , Case Study: Yanbu Al-Bahr’S Historic Seafront, Naif F. Alanazi

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis highlights the role of urban planners in the revitalization of historic

seafronts as creative and attractive places for people and a key factor in the

regeneration of the urban economy in the historic seafront areas. The Saudi Arabia

historic seafront areas along the North Red Sea have been neglected and are suffering

because of slow development and changes to industrial uses. This thesis will focus on

the urban design principles that make historic seafronts more attractive and

successful, and will use a case study approach of several American waterfront cities

such as Baltimore, Maryland; San Francisco, California; and ...


National Register Nomination, Linden Place, 500 Hope Street, Bristol, Ri 02809, Eric Deitz 2015 Roger Williams University

National Register Nomination, Linden Place, 500 Hope Street, Bristol, Ri 02809, Eric Deitz

Historic Preservation Capstone Projects

Linden Place is a Federal-style residence located in Bristol, Rhode Island on 1.8 acres of land, including three outbuildings. The mansion was constructed in 1810 by Russell Warren and is significant under Criteria B and C in the areas of two of its residents and its architecture. Original owner, George DeWolf and his family had strong ties to the triangle trade and was one of the largest importer of slaves in the country during the nineteenth century. Samuel Colt, grandson of DeWolf, was a respected business man who played an important role in the rubber industry in Bristol and ...


Speed And Resolution In The Age Of Technological Reproducibility, SHAWN TAYLOR 2015 Virginia Commonwealth University

Speed And Resolution In The Age Of Technological Reproducibility, Shawn Taylor

Theses and Dissertations

The rate of acceleration of the biologic and synthetic world has for a while now, been in the process of exponentially speeding up, maxing out servers and landfills, merging with each other, destroying each other. The last prehistoric relics on Earth are absorbing the same oxygen, carbon dioxide and electronic waves in our biosphere as us. A degraded .jpeg enlarged to full screen on a Samsung 4K UHD HU8550 Series Smart TV - 85” Class (84.5” diag.). Within this composite ecology, the ancient limestone of the grand canyon competes with the iMax movie of itself, the production of Mac pros ...


Looking Twice: Identifying And Understanding The Character Defining Features Of Historic Fire Stations, Kathleen M. Wilson 2015 Roger Williams University

Looking Twice: Identifying And Understanding The Character Defining Features Of Historic Fire Stations, Kathleen M. Wilson

Historic Preservation Theses

The purpose of this study is to identify the character defining features of storefront and red brick fire stations and the necessity of understanding the history of firefighting in order to identify the character defining features. This study also examines the effectiveness of National Park Service Preservation Brief 17 Architectural Character – Identifying the Visual Aspects of Historic Buildings as an Aid to Preserving their Character in regards to identifying the character defining.


Electronic Records Archives, Brian Knowles 2015 Roger Williams University

Electronic Records Archives, Brian Knowles

Historic Preservation Theses

What are the best practices of electronic records archives the archival field, how can problems be resolved or how to avoid them; and where do we go from here with electronic records archives? First I review practices, policies, and management of electronic records developments. Next I discuss problematic issues archives and research facilities face relating to electronic records. I then discuss and analyze survey results. To conclude, I discuss ideas, and challenges, and offer suggestions for electronic records archives.


Feasibility Study For The Adaptive Reuse Of The Colt Estate Stable, Julie A. Braid 2015 Roger Williams University

Feasibility Study For The Adaptive Reuse Of The Colt Estate Stable, Julie A. Braid

Historic Preservation Capstone Projects

This capstone is a feasibility study for the adaptive reuse of the Colt estate stable in Bristol, RI by analyzing two possible adaptive reuse scenarios. The two scenarios the report focuses on is a special event venue and a horse stable and training facility. The goal of the report is to examine which scenario would be a feasible option for the existing structure while maintaining its historical integrity. Feasibility was determined by analyzing and assessing factors such as assumptions and limitations that are associated with the structure and the adaptive reuse process. Both adaptive reuse scenarios were examined individually to ...


Radical Preservation: The Transformation Of A Vacant Philadelphia School To Address Contextual Urban Opportunities, Nathaniel Hammitt 2015 University of Pennsylvania

Radical Preservation: The Transformation Of A Vacant Philadelphia School To Address Contextual Urban Opportunities, Nathaniel Hammitt

Theses (Historic Preservation)

History and structure are traditionally seen as barriers: blockades between zones of occupation. But in fact both melt and dissolve even as they are formed. Structure and history are not blockades, rather thresholds-- themselves fully occupiable.

This thesis is the transformation of a Philadelphia district school-- but it is also a subversion of traditional adaptation. Investigating beyond existing means of preservation, the upgrade and recasting of Edward Bok AVTS projects a catalytic process and product: the synthesis of volumetric, organizational, and material recursions toward an architecture that challenges modes of design and community psychology within a historic framework.

Urban schools ...


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 2015 University of Pennsylvania

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

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Located near Tucson, Arizona, the Mission San José de Tumacácori is a Spanish-Colonial mission and the primary landmark of significance within the Tumacácori National Historical Park. Begun around 1800 and acquired by the National Park Service as a half-completed ruin in 1916, successive campaigns of repair have stabilized but also obscured much of the original surfaces of its once brilliantly painted church façade.

There are comparatively very few mission structures that have not been repainted or replastered. Initial conservation methodologies at Tumacácori were experimental and would eventually give rise to the use of traditional building materials and methods. However in ...


Cataloging Built Heritage: Methods Of Recording Unit Masonry For The Future Of Historic Preservation, Lauren Shaughnessy 2015 University of Pennsylvania

Cataloging Built Heritage: Methods Of Recording Unit Masonry For The Future Of Historic Preservation, Lauren Shaughnessy

Theses (Historic Preservation)

There is a discrepancy between standardized and infield practices for documenting historic structures—from the surveyor’s intention of interpretation to how the project team chooses to adapt alongside a constantly evolving technology-dependent environment. A successful restoration project relies on comprehensive documentation and active communication among the entire project team including conservator, architect, engineer, contractor, (AEC), and client. If there is instability in creating a common language and method of disseminating information across these parties, the project suffers.

The published literature on documentation techniques does not fully represent the work of practitioners on projects, specifically for unit masonry restoration. Recording ...


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