Lucas, Patrick Lee

UNCG

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Balancing Preservation and Interaction in the Museum Setting 2007 3502 In this thesis the researcher documents the research, design, and evaluation process undertaken to answer the question - how does one balance interaction with and preservation of artifacts within the museum setting? Topics researched in pursuit of th...
Through Changing Scenes: Architecture and Community Values in Little Rock's Historic Churches 2008 2374 This paper investigates why and how six historic urban churches in Little Rock, Arkansas adapted architecturally to changing community needs. In approaching this research, the researcher examined a wide variety of information: what events motivated b...
Making Carrboro home : user alteration of company space 2005 2388 "This investigation considers the mill housing in Carrboro, North Carolina, and its evolution once it passed from company to private ownership. Seeking to bring together an existing body of knowledge, and apply it to a specific place and time, the st...
Archetype, hybrid, and prototype : modernism and House beautiful's small house competition, 1928-1942 2007 6615 "Domestic architecture lagged behind commercial architecture in accepting new forms of architectural representations and styles, including Modernism. This thesis undertakes the initial question of when and how Modernism began to appear in domestic ar...
Court square : movement, memory, method, meaning 2005 1527 "The court square as a city form is repeated throughout the Ohio Valley, yet, the circumstances surrounding its initial construction are less important than its continued existence. This thesis serves to illustrate that existence through identificati...
Nashville's lower Broadway : preservation and playscapes in the urban environment 2005 2779 "This investigation assesses the evolution of Nashville, Tennessee's Lower Broadway in the last quarter of the 20th century. As an American streetscape, the area evolved from a heavily blighted street with the loss of the Grand Ole Opry in the mid 19...
Breakaway: an exhibition to explore civic engagement and the cycling community 2009 2258 In this thesis, I investigated the ties between museums and communities. In my research, I moved beyond old museum methods of exclusivity instead exploring new directions for inclusive museum practice, specifically in the area of exhibition design pr...
Tourism as heritage: uncovering Hubert Bebb’s tourist vernacular in Gatlinburg. 2009 6415 According to Park visitor statistics Gatlinburg, Tennessee rates as the most heavily visited national park in the United States; as a gateway community and the official entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, its downtown landscape remai...
The emerging voice of the exhibition designer 2010 3054 Of the little writing available today authored by exhibition designers, most consists of manual-like instructions or pretty-picture compendia, though often interesting and even inspiring, not nearly enough to represent their field as a relevant, nece...
Conserving America’s recent past heritage: the mid-century modern rehabilitation process. 2010 9309 This study of mid-century modern residences focuses on how they may be successfully rehabilitated according to The Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation with Guidelines for Historic Buildings and how the process may serve as a mo...
Gender dichotomies in the kitchen: feminine and masculine qualities in spaces and artifacts 2012 8095 Using a postmodern theory of close readings, I investigated three artifacts: the KitchenAid Stand Mixer, the George Foreman Grill, and the Keurig Coffee Maker to trace the changing values as imbedded in kitchens in the early twenty-first century. The...
Kitchen as text: decoding the influence of Julia Child on interiors, 1961-1969 2012 4992 Despite the attention and dollars spent on kitchens in the current homes of today, very few authors focus on kitchen design beyond the turn of the twentieth century. A visit to the Smithsonian inspired a study into the influences of Julia Child, a pi...
Re-mystifying the exhibition of medieval sacred objects 2012 6523 Through this study, I identify and ascertain contexts found within the medieval church, specifically focusing on the architectural experience of the Abbey of St.-Denis, and the design characteristics and features of three medieval objects, in order t...
Making your own meaning: designing constructivist interactive history exhibits 2012 4229 History museums today face a dilemma with pressure to design more engaging exhibits for visitors while remaining true to their interests in displaying object collections and curating them for future generations. In this work, the researcher proposes ...