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Preservation Society of Charleston Best Thesis Award

Rachel Wilson received the 2020 Best Thesis Award for her work This is not a Drill: A Survey of Natural Disaster Preparedness in House Museums and Historic Sites.


Past Thesis Award Recipients:

2019: Sada Stewart - Plantations, Planning & Patterns: An Analysis of Landscapes of Surveillance on Rice Plantations in the Ace Basin, SC, 1800-1867

2018: Lauren Lindsey - Fostering Community: Spatial Arrangements of Early Nineteenth Century Camp Meeting Grounds in South Carolina.

2017: Benjamin Walker - Importing the Vernacular: An Analysis of the Panama Houses of the Former Charleston Navy Yard as an Adapted Regional Building Typology.

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

2009: Jeremy Bradham - The Documentation of Lawson's Pond Plantation and the Craftsmanship Employed in Upper St. John's Parish, Berkeley County, South Carolina

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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.