Planning, Development and Preservation


2014 Thesis Prize*

Lindsay Lanois received the Preservation Society of Charleston Thesis Prize for 2014 for her thesis The LeConte Lodge: A Lens for the Evolution and Development of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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:

2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 

2014 Theses

  • Kendy Altizer: Three Hoes in the Kitchen: Historical and Archaeological Exploration of Peachtree Plantation, St. James Santee Parish, South Carolina
  • Megan Funk: The Evolution of the Kentucky Main Street Program- Its Beginning, Expansion and Renaissance
  • Valerie J.M. Heider: Spectrum of the Spirit: Interpreting the Material Connotations of Ecclesiastical Stained Glass in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Kelly Herrick: A Forgotten Castle: Archer and Anna Huntington’s Winter Residence Atalaya in Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina
  • Lindsay Lanois: The LeConte Lodge: A Lens for the Evolution and Development of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Lindsay Lee: The Colonist’s Concrete: Analysis of a Seventeenth-Century Tabby Floor at Charles Towne, South Carolina
  • Brittany McKee: Domestic Cisterns in Charleston, South Carolina: Public Health and Public Water in an Antebellum City
  • Erin Morton: The Mills Bill: An Economic Impact Study of the North Carolina State Historic Mill Rehabilitation Tax Credit
  • Melissa Roach: Crosstown: Physical Effects of the Expansion of Highway 17 Across the Charleston Peninsula
  • Leigh Schoberth: Detroit's Theaters: A study of Significance and Reuse

2013 Theses

2012 Theses

2011 Theses

2010 Theses



  • Jamie Lynn Destefano. Three Dimensional Digital Modeling: Benefitting Growth Management and Decision-Making of Charleston's Upper Commercial Corridor.
  • Natalie L. Ford. Paint Consolidation: Preserving the Integrity of Historic Painted Walls.
  • Jason Christopher Grismore. Public Housing on Peninsular Charleston, South Carolina: A History of Subsidized Housing.
  • William Preston Hamilton. A Conditions Assessment and Preservation Guidelines for Second Presbyterian Church's Graveyard, Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Kimberly Cox Jones. The Influences Affecting Charleston's Ornamental Plasterwork and a Link to Its Makers 1820-1860.
  • Hillary Nicole King. Building Preservation Plan Richmond Plantation Manor House, Cordesville, South Carolina.
  • Helen B. Moore. Architectural Iron Preservation Using the Subcritical Fluid Treatment Method: A Case Study Using Drayton Hall's Archaeological Iron Collection
  • Xana Peltola. Moving Historic Buildings: A Study of What Makes Good Preservation Practices When Dealing with Historically Significant Buildings and Structures.
  • Julius Richardson. Early Houses of Williamsburg County.
  • Meg C. Richardson. Demolition by Neglect: An Examination of Charleston's Ordinance.
  • James M. Zwolak. Documentation and Interpretation in Hampstead Village, a Neighborhood on Charleston's East Side.



  • 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.