Adaptive Resilience: The Power of A Preemptive and Holistic Methodology
Huffman, Brianna Christine
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Citations: pages 73-74
"A designer’s role in idea generation and implementation of a resilience and disaster plan should be broad and innovative; something far beyond ‘code compliance’. A rigor is required in any planning, rigor that brings together a variety of experts and stakeholders. This kind of comprehensive planning can involve economics, policy, and a critical review of current methodologies. A multi-faceted approach will increase the effectiveness of planning efforts and reduce the possibility of catastrophic damage from a seismic event. This requires a critical look at the preservation and rehabilitation philosophies most often found in a renovation project. Looking for motivations, from community members, policy makers, and developers, addressing each stake-holder’s point of view, will provide the necessary rigor to propose a project that is viable and beneficial for all. The historic fabric of a community is one aspect that is uniquely vulnerable and needs to be actively prepared for a seismic event. Historic structures add irreplaceable value to communities in a variety of ways, including economic stimulation, cultural identity, and sustainable construction. In this thesis, I will begin by defining the risks to historic masonry structures in Portland, the idea of resilience and how it applies to Portland, and how rehabilitation of historic masonry buildings can contribute and strengthen the community’s overall resilience. I will put forth methods for retrofitting architecture that is applicable to any historic masonry project of a similar type and scale. I will demonstrate a process of architectural retrofitting to bolster seismic resilience in a historic structure, providing a case study for future use by both preservationists and architects."
Keywords: resilience, planning, preservation, seismic, earthquake, renovation, community, adaptive
CHAIR: Singeisen, Scott R.
Dameron, Melanie Parker
PDF : 74 pages, illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
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