The date has been set for the 2018 Hollin Hills House + Garden Tour on April 28, 2018. This self-guided walking tour of this award-winning mid-century modern neighborhood in Alexandria, VA will showcase stunning examples of mid-century modern architecture and landscape. More details to come, but please save the date and sign up to receive email updates about the tour, including when tickets will go on sale here: http://bit.ly/HHHGT2018Updates.
In this advanced landscape preservation seminar, explore the sometimes conflicting issues that direct the process of change and decision-making for challenging landscapes. Review the practice and discuss the implications of inventorying, evaluating, treating, and maintaining landscape resources. Identify tools and techniques for managing change when difficult issues affect the process. Understand the philosophical foundations for making sound, educated decisions about the preservation and long-term management of historic and cultural landscapes.
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.