Landscape Tour of Yale University’s Residential Colleges & Presentation
of the 2009 Connecticut Olmsted Award
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tour @ 3:00 p.m. / Reception to follow l
Celebrate Olmsted’s Heritage and National Landscape Architecture Month
Landscape Tour of Yale University’s
Residential Colleges, Pierson and Davenport
(conducted by Channing Harris, ASLA, of Towers|Golde)
- Courtyards originally designed by ASLA founder Beatrix Jones Farrand in
the early 1930s
- Site renovations by Towers|Golde with nearly all new plantings, historic
paving, masonry fabrication, site furnishings and lighting (winner of awards
by CTASLA, Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation and the Society for
College and University Planning/American Institute of Architects)
- Technical discussion of major tree preservation, drainage, barrier-free
access (over 20 barriers removed in two Colleges), lighting and security,
and special events planning
We’ll convene at Davenport College entrance, 248 York Street, New Haven, at
3:00 p.m. Our reception will be in the newly renovated Yale Visitor Center
(149 Elm Street) on New Haven’s historic Green, recognized in 1999 (on
ASLA’s 100th anniversary) as one of the Society’s "Centennial Medallion
Sites." The Green is the center of New Haven’s original "Nine Squares," laid
out in 1638. Frederick Law Olmsted’s 187th Birthday will also be recognized!
Parking is suggested at 150 York Street garage, 65 Grove Street garage, or
the Broadway or Elm Street parking lots.
Program qualifies for two AIA/CES Learning Units (HSW)
||Our 2009 Connecticut Olmsted Award recipient, James Gustave
Speth, is Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental
Studies, a professor, scientist, author, lawyer and
environmentalist. Gus has worked for the United Nations Development
Program, was founder and president of the World Resources Institute,
professor of law at Georgetown University, chairman of the U.S.
Council on Environmental Quality and was a co-founder of the Natural
Resources Defense Council.
|He has worked with Connecticut agencies
and NGO’s on environmental and energy issues in the state, and is a
leader in the struggle against global warming, as evidenced by his
latest book, The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the
Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability. Locally,
Dean Speth has assisted Mayor DeStefano on several environmental
3:00 p.m. Tour begins from Davenport College
entrance (248 York Street) See map on right
5:30 p.m. Reception & Olmsted Award Presentation at Yale Visitor Center (149
$45 ASLA and AIA Members
$10 Students (student ID required)
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May we recommend one of New Haven’s great restaurants for dinner?
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