Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Interior Design

First Advisor

Camden Whitehead


Buildings from the nineteenth century are rich with history and tradition in their materials,design and construction. Over the past few years in Richmond, many of the formerly vacant buildings have been converted into residential “lofts”. These spaces have the potential to teach and serve us in a way we could never duplicate today. The space we live in has the power to determine how well we function. I believe this is one of the keys to happiness. I like to think of these buildings holistically in terms of past, present, and future . I will supplement the space with partitions to optimize its functionality today while respecting its history and not hindering its future. The use and placement of the partitions resulted in a functionally defined yet open space.


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Date of Submission

August 2008