In this introduction to the basics of cultural landscapes, learn about designed, vernacular, and ethnographic landscapes, and historic sites. Review applicable laws and regulations, and discuss how to identify and inventory character-defining features of a landscape. Explore the concepts of preservation planning and documentation, and the development of the cultural landscape report for use in managing historic and cultural landscapes. Case studies illustrate realistic approaches to effective landscape management and preservation.
Lucinda A. Brockway, program director for cultural resources, The Trustees of Reservations; formerly principal and owner, Past Designs, a landscape preservation and design firm specializing in preservation and management of historic landscapes; author of two books and several articles on historic landscapes
Nancy J. Brown, ASLA, historical landscape architect, experience with National Park Service, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, and University of Virginia; currently at the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; specialist in cultural landscapes and Section 106
“This seminar exceeded my expectation about the broad range of what is considered historic landscapes.”
“It really has opened all kinds of new aspects and resources to look at when dealing with National Register nominations. The class has been very thought provoking!”
“This seminar hit the mark. Always interested in hearing more discussion about how others answer philosophical preservation questions.”
“It provided insight to a different format of evaluating historic landscapes and provided a guide for evaluation.”
“This seminar was especially helpful to me because of the emphasis on practical applications of historic landscape planning. It wasn’t strictly theoretical; it was firmly based in reality and real experience.”
Landscape preservation specialists; landscape architects; architects; archaeologists; historians; managers of historic properties; cultural resource specialists, preservation specialists.
AIA and ASLA members will receive 6 learning units each day for designated seminars that meet the criteria for programs in the American Institute of Architects and Landscape Architecture Continuing Education Systems.
Confirmation of registration is sent out to registered participants one month prior to the seminar date. The confirmation includes the seminar location, hours, and a list of conveniently located hotels. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is recommended at least 6 weeks prior to the seminar to secure a place and to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment.
$450 (6-week advance registration); $500 (regular registration)
NPI also offers this seminar as customized, on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.