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Preservation Society of Charleston Best Thesis Award

Benjamin Walker received the 2017 Best Thesis Award for his work Importing the Vernacular: An Analysis of the Panama Houses of the Former Charleston Navy Yard as an Adapted Regional Building Typology.

Past Thesis Award Recipients:

2016: Amanda Brown - City-Scaled Digital Documentation: A Comparative Analysis of Digital Documentation Technologies for Recording Architectural Heritage

2015: Amber Anderson - The Analysis of a Secondary Space: Bathrooms at Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

2014: Lindsay Lanois - The LeConte Lodge: A Lens for the Evolution and Development of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

2013: Julianne Johnson  - The Financial Impact of Historic Preservation Easements on Encumbered Property Appreciation Rates in Charleston, South Carolina

2012: Jamie Weidman - Ties That Bind: The Emergence of Iron Tie Rod Reinforcement in Load Bearing Masonry Buildings of Charleston, South Carolina

2011: Christine Mathieson - Ambition's Apex: The Private Art Gallery of the Aiken-Rhett House

Thesis Mapping

Students have based their thesis work in many locations, both near and far from our Charleston location. Use your mouse to navigate the map above, and click the thesis markers for descriptions and links.

Theses by year:

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

2017 Thesis

  • Jen Baehr - The Protection and Preservation of Spatial Character During the Rehabilitation Process
  • Cassie Cline - Development without Displacement: Analyzing Factors of Historic Neighborhoods Threatened by Gentrification
  • Caroline Darnell - Connector or Disconnector: Analyzing Impacts of the Interstate 75.85 Connector on Historic Neighborhoods in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Alena Franco - Catching a Breeze: A Study of Piazzas in Charleston SC
  • Kirsten Freeman - Choices of Contention: Analyzing the Role of Cost in Choosing the Substitute Method over In-kind Repairs and its Effectiveness at Lyndhurst Estate
  • Morgan Granger - Spanning the Sacred: An Investigation of Suspended Frame Vaulting Systems in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Clayton Johnson - "Put that in your pipe and smoke it.": Documenting the vernacular structures of a historic flue-curing tobacco farming practice.

  • Jen Leeds - The New Lighthouse Keepers: A Comparative Analysis of Ownership Structures under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act Program
  • Kymberly Mattern - Outing the National Register: Including Lesbian, Gay, Biseuxal, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Sites on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Meg Olson - Moving Monuments:  A Study of the Movement of the Exterior Walls at Fort Sumter as Affected by Battery Huger and Sea Level Rise
  • Ben Walker - Importing the Vernacular: An Analysis of the Panama Houses of the Former Charleston Navy Yard as an Adapted Regional Building Typology

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2006 Theses

  • Adrienne N. Jacobsen - Memory and the Evolution of Modern Performance Spaces: Preservation Approaches at Charleston's Memminger Auditorium and Riviera Theater.
  • Angela R. Kleinschmidt - A Preservation Plan for North Charleston.
  • Jennifer-Kristine M. Mortensen - The Furnishing and Finishing of Drayton Hall.
  • Cameron Schwabenton - Remembering Randolph Hall: Reuniting the Interior with Its Monumental Past.
  • Joshua A. Skinner - The Evolution of the Chimneystack and Its Importance in Charleston Architecture.
  • Celeste E. Wiley - Making the Transition: Digital Archiving for Preservation.