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Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Christiana Lafazani


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.


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Date of Submission

August 2013