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New Investigations Into A Historic Treatment: The Efficacy Of Gelatin As An Adhesive For Earthen Finishes At Mesa Verde National Park, Emily M. Aloiz 2011 University of Pennsylvania

New Investigations Into A Historic Treatment: The Efficacy Of Gelatin As An Adhesive For Earthen Finishes At Mesa Verde National Park, Emily M. Aloiz

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis comes out of years of work beginning in 1994 undertaken by Frank Matero and the University of Pennsylvania to stabilize the earthen surface finishes of Mesa Verde National Park in Southwestern Colorado. The aim of this research is to better understand the performance and deterioration mechanisms for gelatin treatments used to reattach earthen plasters and washes. Threats to the treatment method include biodeterioration and failure due to wet-dry cycles and humidity fluctuations. The adhesive’s durability to these weathering phenomena was researched and evaluated through testing proxy samples in the Architectural Conservation Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania ...


Forms Of Attachment: Additions To Postwar Icons, Nathan F. R. Rogers 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Forms Of Attachment: Additions To Postwar Icons, Nathan F. R. Rogers

Theses (Historic Preservation)

In the ongoing project of adding to the recently built, or more specifically the problem of additions to postwar icons, the issues have proven more slippery. (In this context, I use “project” to mean a larger theoretical endeavor or task of investigation rather than an architectural proposal.) First, what, in this context, is postwar? To focus this thesis, I define it as the period in American architecture from the end of World War II to the dissolution of the modern movement into the splintered ‘isms’ of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s that were bubbling up in the ...


Between A Rock And A Historic Place: Preservation In Postindustrial Urban Planning, Cara Bertron 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Between A Rock And A Historic Place: Preservation In Postindustrial Urban Planning, Cara Bertron

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Long-term population loss is recognized as a major challenge in older industrial cities throughout the Rust Belt, marked by widespread vacant and abandoned properties. Policies and programs at every conceivable level are attempting to address how to "rightsize" cities: how to transform them into physically smaller places with a higher quality of life.

Yet historic preservation is rarely included. This thesis asserts that preservation can contribute an essential perspective to reshaping cities by helping articulate their unique identity—an integral part of cities' efforts to redefine themselves for brighter futures, retain population, improve the quality of life, and attract new ...


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 ...


An Evaluation Of Acrylic Resin, Ethyl Silicate, And Methyltrimethoxysilane Treatment At San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, San Antonio, Texas, Natalie Karas 2011 University of Pennsylvania

An Evaluation Of Acrylic Resin, Ethyl Silicate, And Methyltrimethoxysilane Treatment At San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, San Antonio, Texas, Natalie Karas

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis provided a unique opportunity to evaluate the efficacy of a complex stone conservation treatment after 17 years of outdoor weathering. It is rare for a conservator to return to a site and assess her/his treatment and even rarer to monitor a treatment periodically over time. The conservation project under review was performed in 1993-94 and was documented step by step, including masonry characterization and condition assessment, treatment testing, treatment selection, and application. This abundance of information facilitates a comparative evaluation of the effects of the treatment on the masonry over time. This was made possible by the ...


Ground-Truthing Excavations At Los Adaes (16na16) May, 2010, George Avery 2011 Stephen F Austin State University

Ground-Truthing Excavations At Los Adaes (16na16) May, 2010, George Avery

CRHR Publications

In May 2010, Stephen F. Austin State University—funded by the Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL)—conducted excavations at Los Adaes State Historic Site (16NA16) to ground-truth the results of a geophysical survey of the presidio area of the site conducted by ERDC CERL and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) in May 2009. The geophysical investigation was a component of a 5-year study funded by the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP). Los Adaes State Historic Site was that project’s demonstration site. This monograph focuses ...


Ground-Truthing Excavations At Los Adaes (16na16) May, 2010, George Avery 2011 Stephen F Austin State University

Ground-Truthing Excavations At Los Adaes (16na16) May, 2010, George Avery

Faculty Publications

In May 2010, Stephen F. Austin State University—funded by the Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL)—conducted excavations at Los Adaes State Historic Site (16NA16) to ground-truth the results of a geophysical survey of the presidio area of the site conducted by ERDC CERL and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) in May 2009. The geophysical investigation was a component of a 5-year study funded by the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP). Los Adaes State Historic Site was that project’s demonstration site. This monograph focuses ...


Exterior Architectural Finishes In Puerto Rico: The Painting Traditions Of Guayama's Vernacular Architecture, Betty L. Prime 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Exterior Architectural Finishes In Puerto Rico: The Painting Traditions Of Guayama's Vernacular Architecture, Betty L. Prime

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The vernacular architecture of Puerto Rico has been previously investigated, but research has yet to address the symbolic and aesthetic expression of that form through formal paint analysis. Guayama’s urban houses are distinctive through their style, color and materials. Color plays a fundamental role in domestic architectural expression, but it is often overlooked by the preservation field. To date, there has been limited scientific research completed to record the materials and palette used in Caribbean architectural painting. As a general rule buildings are frequently studied as isolated entities, but rarely as a group, addressing color schemes and paint palettes ...


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 ...


Results Of Archaeogeophysical Surveying At The Great Friends Meeting House In Newport, Rhode Island, John M. Steinberg, Brian N. Damiata, John W. Schoenfelder, Kathryn A. Catlin, Christine Campbell 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

Results Of Archaeogeophysical Surveying At The Great Friends Meeting House In Newport, Rhode Island, John M. Steinberg, Brian N. Damiata, John W. Schoenfelder, Kathryn A. Catlin, Christine Campbell

Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research Publications

Archaeogeophysical surveys were carried out in October 2010 over a 30 x 50 m grid that was established immediately to the north and west of the north end of the Great Friends Meeting House (GFMH) in Newport, RI. The surveys were conducted using a Geonics EM-38 RT ground conductivity meter and a Malå X3M Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system that was equipped with 500 and 800 MHz antennas. In addition, a resistance survey was performed over a much smaller central area using a Geoscan RM15 resistance meter. From this work three types of geophysical anomalies have been identified: those associated ...


Crossings, Noel Brady 2011 Technological University Dublin

Crossings, Noel Brady

Books/Book Chapters

Chapter concentrates on the bridges of Dublin’s river Liffey; their importance to the vitality of the city, its commerce and people. It also highlights the importance of crossings in the city linking and opening up new paths to growth and development.


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.


Aspen Modern: America’S International Resort, Christine Madrid French, Elaine B. Stiles 2011 Roger Williams University

Aspen Modern: America’S International Resort, Christine Madrid French, Elaine B. Stiles

Architecture, Art, and Historic Preservation Faculty Publications

The Aspen Modern event held on July 28, 2010 was presented by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in partnership with the City of Aspen Community Development Department, the Aspen Art Museum, the Aspen Historical Society, the Aspen Institute, and Spring Board Aspen, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Henry Luce Foundation. This full-color booklet highlights the modern architecture of Aspen, Colorado.


Minnesota Modern: Era Of Innovation, Christine Madrid French, Elaine B. Stiles 2011 Roger Williams University

Minnesota Modern: Era Of Innovation, Christine Madrid French, Elaine B. Stiles

Architecture, Art, and Historic Preservation Faculty Publications

The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP), with the cooperation and support of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, Preserve Minneapolis, DOCOMOMO MN, and the Minnesota Historical Society, hosted a two-day Modern Module in Minneapolis and St. Paul on October 27 and October 28, 2009. This booklet is a companion publication to the The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP), with the cooperation and support of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, Preserve Minneapolis, DOCOMOMO MN, and the Minnesota Historical Society, hosted a two-day Modern Module in Minneapolis and St. Paul on October 27 and October 28, 2009.


Using Sequential Mixed Social Science Methods To Define And Measure Heritage Conservation Performance, Jeremy C. Wells 2011 Roger Williams University

Using Sequential Mixed Social Science Methods To Define And Measure Heritage Conservation Performance, Jeremy C. Wells

Architecture, Art, and Historic Preservation Faculty Publications

There is no agreed-upon definition for heritage conservation performance, but it is possible to borrow ideas from the natural resource conservation field to inform this concept. Dimensions of performance can include economic, technical, and sociocultural and experiential indices. Because heritage conservation ostensibly benefits people as its primary goal, however, the values of most stakeholders ought to play a role in defining performance. Most of these values are subjective and represent sociocultural and personal meanings and tend to differ dramatically from the positivistic, fabric-centered value system of conservation experts. Measurement implies quantification, yet many sociocultural values are based on qualitative meanings ...


Pendulum Performing Arts Center: Adaptive Reuse Design Of The Historic Court Square Building In Springfield, Massachusetts, Lindsay M. Schnarr 2011 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Pendulum Performing Arts Center: Adaptive Reuse Design Of The Historic Court Square Building In Springfield, Massachusetts, Lindsay M. Schnarr

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Drawing from the ongoing revitalization efforts in the Western Massachusetts post-industrial city of Springfield, Massachusetts, this adaptive reuse project aims to bring the public back to the city center by providing a common space for cultural connections. Sensitivity to preservation of the historic fabric of the existing Court Square Building is blended with the transformative potential of introducing architectural expressions of dance theory to create a school and theater for the performing arts. The study of balance between opposing, yet complimentary forces, as they exist in architecture and dance, creates a conceptual interplay that guides the design of this project ...


Situated Architecture In The Digital Age: Adaptation Of A Textile Mill In Holyoke, Massachusetts, Dorcas A. Brooks 2011 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Situated Architecture In The Digital Age: Adaptation Of A Textile Mill In Holyoke, Massachusetts, Dorcas A. Brooks

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

The City of Holyoke, Massachusetts is one of many aging, industrial cities striving to revitalize its economy based on the promise of increased digital connectivity and clean energy resources. But how do you renovate 19th century mills to meet the demands of the information age? This architectural study explores the potential impact of sensing technologies and information networks on the definition and function of buildings in the 21st century. It explores the changes that have taken place in industrial architecture since 1850 and argues for an architecture that supports local relationships and environmental awareness. The author explores the industrial history ...


The Potential For Indicators In The Management Of Climate Change Impacts On Cultural Heritage, Caithleen Daly 2011 Technological Univerity Dublin

The Potential For Indicators In The Management Of Climate Change Impacts On Cultural Heritage, Caithleen Daly

Conference papers

The global scale and unpredictable nature of climate change impacts on cultural heritage poses a challenge for conservation management. This article explores the potential of indicators as an aid for decision makers in the heritage sector. The author proposes a new indicator tool for addressing long-term stone recession impacts that may be related to climate change. The indicator is being installed at two World Heritage sites in Ireland but no results are available. The prototype was developed during doctoral research at the Technological University of Dublin.


Tribes As Essential Partners In Achieving Sustainable Governance, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson 2011 SelectedWorks

Tribes As Essential Partners In Achieving Sustainable Governance, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Indigenous peoples have modeled sustainable development around the world. Incentivizing the innovation and instillation of wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources can come in the form of public funding, including renewable portfolio standards, feed in tariffs and green tag programs. This article analyzes ways in which tribal communities are helping to expand cooperative good governance.


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 ...


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