Perspectives on Place

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


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Visible | Invisible

Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA, FAAR, Principal, Reed Hilderbrand, LLC Landscape Architecture
Gary Hilderbrand is a Principal of the award-winning firm Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architects and is Professor of Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Mr. Hilderbrand will draw from his firm’s diverse projects and illustrate how history and geography are filtered through a modern design aesthetic to create meaningful places.

Thank you to Wheelock College for their generosity in hosting our lectures.

Co-sponsors of 2014-2015 Lecture Series:
National Park Service, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
Boston Society of Landscape Architects
Boston University History of Art and Architecture Department
Brookline Green Space Alliance
Brookline Historical Society
Charles River Conservancy
Community Outreach Group, Inc.
Emerald Necklace Conservancy
The Fenway Alliance
Friends of Mount Auburn
Friends of the Muddy River
Friends of the Public Garden
High Street Hill Association
Historic New England
Library of American Landscape History
Massachusetts Historical Society
National Association for Olmsted Parks
New England Landscape Design & History Association
New England Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians
Tower Hill Botanical Garden
The Trustees of Reservations
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dwelling in Landscape

friends of fairsted lecture series
Daniel Bluestone, Director, Preservation Studies Program, Boston University
Professor Bluestone explored the changing theories and practices that have guided designers in building residences within the broader landscape and in shaping landscapes surrounding residences. He framed the changing theories of prospect and aspect as they guided ideas about the appropriate relationship between residence and site in constituting a domestic landscape, focused primarily on the United States from the late 18th century to the early 21st century.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Dwelling in Landscape

C. Ian Stevenson, PhD Student, American and New England Studies Program, Boston University

March 2014:
The Shaping of Regions: The New York Regional Plan and the Origins of Planning in America

Robert Yaro

November 2013:
From Buffalo to Boston: Olmsted’s Evolving Vision of Urban Park Systems

Francis R. Kowsky

March 2013:
Brooklyn’s Resilient Edge: The Transformation of Industrial Waterfront into Brooklyn Bridge Park

Nate Trevethan

November 2012:
Time Made Visible: Charles Eliot and the Planning of the Metropolitan Park System

Anita Berrizbeitia

March 2012:
Frederick Law Olmsted, 1882-1890: Boston, Brookline and Beyond

Ethan Carr

November 2011:
The Enduring Design Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. in the Nation’s Capital

Arleyn Levee

October 2009:
The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline

Keith Morgan