West 8 to speak at the Annual ASLA conference in Denver

West 8’s Claire Agre together with Breck Gastinger of Nelson Byrd Woltz (NBW) and Kristin Frederickson from Reed Hilderbrand will examine the design opportunities of working within culturally significant landscapes at the ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo for 2014.

Their session titled “21st Century Stewardship for Master Landscapes’’ on Sunday the 23rd of November will explore the parameters of preservation as well as the rich terrain for innvovation that master landscapes offer.

Projects to be reviewed, include:
• Monticello (NBW), home and estate of Thomas Jefferson Albemarle County, Virginia 
Longwood Gardens (West 8), public garden and estate of Pierre S. du Pont Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania
• Marsh Court (Reed-Hilderbrand) (Edwin Lutyens, 1901-1907), private estate Hampshire, England

What each of these projects demonstrate is that cultural landscapes are living documents that must remain relevant and responsive to contemporary culture. Agre, Gastinger and Frederickson will explain the rigorous investigation, interpretation and design challenges involved in making history of these sites legible whilst simultaneously adapting the landscape to the needs of contemporary society.

To find out more about there presentation of the Annual meeting visit: 
ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo 2014