A New Life For Old Schools: Support for the Adaptive Reuse of Abandoned Historic School Buildings
Savannah, Ga. : Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Historic Preservation
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Historic Preservation
Includes bibliographical references (p.47-50).
Historic schools are often tied to their community’s sense of place and identity and when they are abandoned or demolished they leave a void in their cultural heritage. School buildings can often be seen as more of a challenge than an opportunity for reuse, but this thesis seeks to prove that adaptive reuse can provide a new economically feasible purpose for these school buildings, decrease construction and demolition costs, and be environmentally efficient. This thesis will also evaluate case studies, examine financial incentives, and apply findings to recommendations for vacant historic schools buildings.
CHAIR: Pinkerton, Connie
PDF : 60 p. : ill