Connecticut Chapter —
Connecticut Chapter of ASLA celebrates Frederick Law Olmsted’s heritage and National Landscape Architecture Month with a Landscape Tour of Yale University’s Residential Colleges, Pierson and Davenport (conducted by Channing Harris, ASLA, of Towers|Golde), featuring:
- 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
The tour will begin at Davenport College entrance, 248 York Street, New Haven, at 3:00 p.m., with a reception to follow in the newly renovated Yale Visitor Center (149 Elm Street) on New Haven’s historic Green, recognized in 1999 as one of ASLA’s “Centennial Medallion Sites.” The Green is the center of New Haven’s original "Nine Squares," laid out in 1638.
We will also present the 2009 Connecticut Olmsted Award and recognize Olmsted’s 187th birthday!
$45 ASLA and AIA Members
$10 Students (student ID required)
Register online using your credit card at http://ctasla.org/event_reg137779d.htm
(see the link for instructions to pay by check and register via regular mail).