Regional Vernacular of the Rural Maritimes: Folk Architecture of Atlantic Canada
I received a competitive scholarship to perform independent field research during the summer of 2008. My region of study and documentation was of vernacular structures surveyed in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia; or better known as Maritime Atlantic Canada. Everyday for five weeks I was in the field drawing, measuring, reading, talking to locals and traveling to the next small coastal town to start all over again. Through my investigations, I could categorize the buildings I documented into three uniquely different archetypes: The Carpenter Gothic, Maritime Vernacular and the Lunenburg Bump.
Special thanks to Miami University's Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program for making this research possible and also to my advisor, Associate Professor Sergio Sanabria, for guidance and mentorship throughout the entire process.