FRIENDS OF FAIRSTED PAST LECTURES

2015–2016 LECTURES

In Recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service
America’s Best Idea: Fairsted, the Olmsteds and Our National Parks:

April 5, 2016

Parks: Cornerstones of Civic Revitalization

Rolf Diamant, Adjunct Associate Professor, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, UVM, Retired NPS Superintendent

December 3, 2015

Our National Parks and the “Fairsted School”: An Enduring Legacy

Ethan Carr, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Massachusetts/AMHERST

2014–2015 LECTURES

Perspectives on Place:

March 22, 2015

Visible | Invisible

Gary Hilderbrand, Principal, Reed Hilderbrand, LLC Landscape Architecture
Professor of Practice, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

December 11, 2014

Dwelling in Landscape

Daniel Bluestone, Director, Preservation Studies Program, Boston University

2013–2014 LECTURES

March 27, 2014

The Shaping of Regions: The New York Regional Plan and the Origins of Planning in America

Robert Yaro, President, Regional Plan Association

November 21, 2013

From Buffalo to Boston: Olmsted’s Evolving Vision of Urban Park Systems

Francis R. Kowsky, SUNY Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus

2012–2013 LECTURES

March 14, 2013

Brooklyn’s Resilient Edge: The Transformation of Industrial Waterfront into Brooklyn Bridge Park

Nate Trevethan, Senior Associate, Michael Van Valkenberg Associates

November 14, 2012

Time Made Visible: Charles Eliot and the Planning of the Metropolitan Park System

Anita Berrizbeitia, Professor, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design

2011-2012 LECTURES

March 15, 2012

Frederick Law Olmsted 1882-1890: Boston, Brookline and Beyond

Ethan Carr, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

November 17, 2011

The Enduring Design Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. in the Nation’s Capital

Arleyn A. Levee, Landscape Historian

2009 LECTURES

October 28, 2009

The Olmsted Firm and Development of Brookline

Keith Morgan, Director of Architectural Studies, History of Art & Architecture Department, Boston University