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Results Of Archeological Significance Testing At 41tv410 And 41tv540 And Associated Geomorphological Investigations On A Segment Of Onion Creek In Travis County, Texas, Antonia Figueroa, Raymond Mauldin, Charles D. Frederick, Steve A. Tomka, Jennifer L. Thompson 2011 Stephen F. Austin State University

Results Of Archeological Significance Testing At 41tv410 And 41tv540 And Associated Geomorphological Investigations On A Segment Of Onion Creek In Travis County, Texas, Antonia Figueroa, Raymond Mauldin, Charles D. Frederick, Steve A. Tomka, Jennifer L. Thompson

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

In late 2005, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contracted the Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio (CAR-UTSA) to conduct significance testing at 41TV410 and 41TV540, two prehistoric archeological sites located in the floodplain of Onion Creek in southeast Austin in Travis County. The work was conducted in advance of a borrow pit excavation related to the construction on State Highway (SH) 130. The borrow pit represented a project specific location (PSL). PSLs are normally not part of the project per Federal Highway Administration policy. PSLs are the responsibility of the contractor in most ...


Results Of Cultural Resources Survey For The Spring Lake Section 206 Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project, Texas State University-San Marcos, Hays County, Texas, Carole A. Leezer, David M. Yelacic, Jon C. Lohse, Frederick H. Hanselmann 2011 Center for Archaeological Studies

Results Of Cultural Resources Survey For The Spring Lake Section 206 Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project, Texas State University-San Marcos, Hays County, Texas, Carole A. Leezer, David M. Yelacic, Jon C. Lohse, Frederick H. Hanselmann

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

The Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS) at Texas State University-San Marcos conducted intensive archaeological survey and subsurface testing investigations of the Area of Potential Effect (APE) of the Spring Lake Section 206 Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project (SLAERP). The SLAERP proposes to restore the aquatic ecosystem components of Spring Lake and riparian corridor/grassland habitat located directly adjacent to the lake to a more natural condition within the constraints of existing land uses. This work will be conducted under Section 206 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996, which provides authority for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE ...


Archeological Survey Investigations At Martin Creek Lake State Park, Rusk County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula, Bo Nelson, Jon C. Lohse 2011 Tejas Archaeology

Archeological Survey Investigations At Martin Creek Lake State Park, Rusk County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula, Bo Nelson, Jon C. Lohse

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

An intensive cultural resources survey was conducted at Martin Creek Lake State Park by the Center for Archaeological Studies and Archeological & Environmental Consultants, LLC in June 2010 under contract with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Although previous investigations had been carried out in the park, no comprehensive survey had been completed that would allow TPWD and park management personnel to appropriately manage the park’s cultural resources in accordance with state law. During the 2010 survey, the park was stratified into areas with high, medium, and low probability of containing archaeological sites. A total of 423 shovel tests were excavated in these areas; four new sites were documented and nine previously reported sites were revisited and assessed. These 13 sites reflect historic era occupations in the park dating from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s and prehistoric occupations that include Late Archaic, Woodland, and Caddo components.


Soumaya Museum, LAR + Fernando Romero 2011 Washington University in St. Louis

Soumaya Museum, Lar + Fernando Romero

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Translucent concrete.

Properties of material: Translucent Concrete filters light and makes spaces feel light and open without sacrificing the material’s structural integrity.


Assessing Planning Approaches By Watershed Streamflow Modeling:Case Study Of The Woodlands, Texas, Bo Yang, M H. Li 2011 Utah State University

Assessing Planning Approaches By Watershed Streamflow Modeling:Case Study Of The Woodlands, Texas, Bo Yang, M H. Li

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Faculty Publications

The Woodlands, Texas, is well known as a town created following Ian McHarg’s ecological planning approach that uses soil permeability to coordinate development densities and land use. Very few studies have quantitatively measured the effect of this planning approach on stormwater management. In this study, watershed stream flow modeling was conducted to assess five hypothetical land use scenarios. These scenarios were compared with The Woodlands’ 2005 condition using the Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA) tool that simulates watershed long-term stream flow and peak discharges during single storms. The objectives are to: (1) assess The Woodlands development conditions during 1974 ...


Ice Top, Stephanie Johnson, Annamarie Snider 2011 Iowa State University

Ice Top, Stephanie Johnson, Annamarie Snider

Datum: student journal of architecture

We enjoy the simplicity, joy and lack of self-consciousness that the Eames claim accompanies playing with a toy. We, however, wanted to make this project a demonstration of how vulnerable those moments are.


Une Bouffée D'Air, Etienne Blanc 2011 Iowa State University

Une Bouffée D'Air, Etienne Blanc

Datum: student journal of architecture

Une Bouffée d'Air is a foodless restaurant. It is a reflection on how people eat—at what pace, alone or in company, hidden or in view, types of food, as ritual or purely for food.


Lure Hotel, Robby Gilles, Julie Jeong, Keegan McGuire, Jin Yi 2011 Iowa State University

Lure Hotel, Robby Gilles, Julie Jeong, Keegan Mcguire, Jin Yi

Datum: student journal of architecture

Media theorist Aaron Koblin stated that, "19th century culture was defined by the novel, the 20th century culture by cinema, and the culture of the 21st century will be defined by the interface." This idea of interaction through a new interface became the driving force behind the Lure Hotel.


Cultural Wilderness: How The Historical Evolution Of American Wilderness Values Influence Cultural Resource Management Within Wilderness Areas In National Parks, Alison E. Swing 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Cultural Wilderness: How The Historical Evolution Of American Wilderness Values Influence Cultural Resource Management Within Wilderness Areas In National Parks, Alison E. Swing

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis is divided into five chapters that will provide a conceptual framework for understanding the evolving concept of wilderness in the United States, and the ways in which that concept has advanced or impaired preservation policy within designated Wilderness areas.The perceived conflict between wilderness and culture has changed over time and created disconnect between cultural and natural resource management in National Parks, an issue that has only recently come into view. Understanding the relationship between wilderness and culture is necessary to gain a deeper understanding of how these two resources are intrinsically linked, shaped, and defined by one ...


The Construction Of Interstate-95: A Failure To Preserve A City's History, Alanna C. Stewart 2011 University of Pennsylvania

The Construction Of Interstate-95: A Failure To Preserve A City's History, Alanna C. Stewart

Theses (Historic Preservation)

In 1959, construction on Interstate-95 (the Delaware Expressway) began in Philadelphia. Original plans for construction occurred in 1937, but were not approved until more than twenty years later. Several versions of the plans were drafted, but the final plan for the elevated expressway was approved during the 1950s. The project took twenty years to complete, and by 1979, the Delaware Expressway ran along the entire eastern edge of Philadelphia.

Many people opposed of this plan. Drawings and photographs of the buildings were produced, protests and rallies took place, and alternative routes were discussed. Despite these efforts, three hundred years of ...


Evaluation And Testing Of Brick Dust As A Pozzolanic Additive To Lime Mortars For Architectural Conservation, Sara B. Rogers 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Evaluation And Testing Of Brick Dust As A Pozzolanic Additive To Lime Mortars For Architectural Conservation, Sara B. Rogers

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The purpose of this research is to identify an optimal methodology for determining whether a given brick dust will produce a pozzolanic reaction when combined with lime. This property will be referred to as pozzolanicity. The research required a review of the properties of pozzolanic materials, the nature of the pozzolanic reaction, and a review of existing methods for determining pozzolanicity. A testing program performed at the Architectural Conservation Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania was designed and executed to evaluate methods for testing pozzolanicity of brick dust to determine their efficacy. An evaluation of the tests was the final ...


Documentation And Evaluation Of The Conditions Of The 9th Century B.C.E. Mosaic, From Gordion, Turkey And Recommendations For Its Conservation And Treatment, Elizabeth T. Thompson 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Documentation And Evaluation Of The Conditions Of The 9th Century B.C.E. Mosaic, From Gordion, Turkey And Recommendations For Its Conservation And Treatment, Elizabeth T. Thompson

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The purpose of this report was to begin to consider options for how to improve the state of preservation and conservation of the Megaron 2 Mosaic. Archival documentation was gathered and a preliminary conditions assessment was performed. Research was conducted to find comparable projects that could establish a framework to help create a conservation plan for the mosaic. Finally, a phased program was created to guide the planning process. This information has been compiled in this thesis in order to establish a solid base on which future work can be built.


An Evaluation Of Historic Preservation Revolving Loan Funds, And Recommendations For The Establishment Of Future Programs, Olivia Mitchell 2011 University of Pennsylvania

An Evaluation Of Historic Preservation Revolving Loan Funds, And Recommendations For The Establishment Of Future Programs, Olivia Mitchell

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The historic preservation revolving loan fund has been a very valuable, albeit largely overlooked, incentive for historic preservation. This thesis explores establishments and structures, as well as the successes and failures of a majority of the revolving loan funds throughout the country. Whether they are nonprofit organizations or governmental entities, the programs’ structural differences are many, but the program administrators’ differences in experience and opinion are few. This thesis attempts to provide an otherwise previously unpublished guide to historic preservation revolving loan funds in the United States—their management structures, their operation, their successes and their failures, and to deliver ...


A Proposed Approach For Stabilizing Verdant Concrete Of Stairway To The Sky, Las Pozas, Mexico, Nicole Matchette 2011 University of Pennsylvania

A Proposed Approach For Stabilizing Verdant Concrete Of Stairway To The Sky, Las Pozas, Mexico, Nicole Matchette

Theses (Historic Preservation)

At Las Pozas, it is the coalescence of nature and art that has become valued by many who have visited the site. This thesis sets forth an approach that seeks to find a common ground between maintaining the decayed appearance of a reinforced concrete structure known as Stairway to the Sky, while preserving the material integrity of its sculptural concrete—a complicated task in the warm, humid environment of Mexico's Huasteca (was-tek-a) region.


Architectural Finishes At Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park: Characterization And Interpretation Of Room 115(2), Rebekah Krieger 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Architectural Finishes At Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park: Characterization And Interpretation Of Room 115(2), Rebekah Krieger

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The conservation of finishes at Spruce Tree has been given priority due to the site's high public visibility and good state of preservation. Thousands of visitors view plaster finishes at Spruce Tree House throughout the year, yet little information is presented on the method of their application, their extent throughout the park, and how the dwellings might have originally looked.

Through characterization and analysis of finish schemes at Spruce Tree House, this thesis seeks to gain a fuller understanding of how Ancestral Puebloans utilized architectural surface finishes in different architectural typologies for a variety of functions. This study presents ...


A Study Of Historic Towns After "Tourism Explosion": The Case Of Çeşme, Foça And Şirince In Western Turkey, Aysem Kilinc-Unlu 2011 University of Pennsylvania

A Study Of Historic Towns After "Tourism Explosion": The Case Of Çeşme, Foça And Şirince In Western Turkey, Aysem Kilinc-Unlu

Theses (Historic Preservation)

In his book The Conservation of European Cities, Donald Appleyard stated that, "The old city exemplifies the human scale, individuality, care and craftsmanship, richness and diversity that are lacking in the modern plastic, machine-made city with its repetitive components and large scale projects." However, many historic cities are in danger of becoming plastic because of tourism development despite the distinctive qualities they once had. Recent layers are not valued, faux elements are used to keep historic identity of built fabric, or diversity gets lost by replicating a selected type of architectural form. This thesis looks both into intended and market ...


Toward A New Approach To Evaluating Significance In Recent-Past Preservation Planning With A Case Study Of 1960s Properties In Philadelphia County, Kristin M. Hagar 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Toward A New Approach To Evaluating Significance In Recent-Past Preservation Planning With A Case Study Of 1960s Properties In Philadelphia County, Kristin M. Hagar

Theses (Historic Preservation)

In evaluating a stock of recent-past buildings, it is important to stay alert to the ways in which recent-past heritage is more difficult to assess, and what we might be prone to do to make it easier to assess. It is not enough to involve numerous people in the process and to articulate our method of analysis. We as preservation professionals must also consciously strive to avoid cognitive shortcuts. We must set evaluative standards and choose priorities, without simply dismissing a great portion of the built environment as “crap” or accepting self-evidence as a measure of significance. Complexity should not ...


Corrosion Prevention In Historic Concrete – Monitoring The Richards Medical Laboratories, Ana Paula A. Gonçalves 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Corrosion Prevention In Historic Concrete – Monitoring The Richards Medical Laboratories, Ana Paula A. Gonçalves

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis proposes to analyze current non-destructive techniques for the early detection of factors leading to reinforcement corrosion as part of a preventive conservation strategy for reinforced concrete. These techniques were theoretically evaluated for their efficiency and compatibility of use on concrete surfaces that require a minimum intervention approach, such as found on historic Modernist buildings where exposed concrete is considered an integral part of their significance. This study considered a real case scenario; the Alfred Newton Richards Medical Research Laboratories (Louis I. Kahn, 1960). The corrosion mechanism occurring on this building was assessed to assert its probable causes and ...


Enablers And Disablers Of Private Small-Scale Residential Rehabilitation In Fringe Neighborhoods Of Philadelphia, Cassandra Glinkowski 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Enablers And Disablers Of Private Small-Scale Residential Rehabilitation In Fringe Neighborhoods Of Philadelphia, Cassandra Glinkowski

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Philadelphia displays a clear need for rehabilitation of dilapidated housing through the high percentage of vacant properties in fringe neighborhoods. While government incentives have attempted to solve these issues, there is little documentation on the driving forces and obstacles of private-sector investment in these areas of Philadelphia for the purpose of revitalization. The purpose of this thesis is to uncover and analyze the enablers and disablers of private small-scale residential rehabilitation in fringe areas of Philadelphia through an analysis of literature and interviews with practicing developers.

Contexts include a brief history of the vacant housing problem in order to describe ...


Old Buildings, New Ideas: Historic Preservation And Creative Industry Development As Complementary Urban Revitalization Strategies, Rebecca C. Chan 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Old Buildings, New Ideas: Historic Preservation And Creative Industry Development As Complementary Urban Revitalization Strategies, Rebecca C. Chan

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The cultivation of the creative sector through the implementation of arts districts has been employed as an urban revitalization tool with increasing frequency in recent years, often occurring within historic building stock. In a departure from previous models of economic development in which workers are drawn to an area by jobs, footloose and often self-employed creative industry workers are more likely to locate based on quality of life and an area's so-called livability factors present in historic areas throughout the U.S.

Creative sector research and policy making stress the importance of character-rich places and the co-location of spaces ...


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