Defense Date

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Design

First Advisor

Christiana Lafazani

Abstract

Located in downtown Fredericksburg, VA on the cusp of the residential and commercial zones, Kenmore is a completely restored historic plantation built in the 1770’s. The site consists of three separate buildings located thirty feet apart from each other in a linear arrangement. The architectural details are fully restored and are important aspects to the buildings and Fredericksburg’s architecture community. Kenmore Plantation will be transformed from a historic residence to a therapeutic and wellness center for women of the Fredericksburg community. The existing buildings and gardens served as a metaphor for the design concept and strategies. They are objects on a field that provide destinations and delineate pathways. The goal of this thesis project is to examine the natural setting of the site and transform it into a modern language to use to organize the design decisions.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

August 2013

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