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San Francisco attendees can print a transcript of sessions where their i.d. card was scanned.

If an attendee reported a Florida license number, the Florida approved courses have been submitted to Florida. If you are licensed in Florida and a Florida license number does not appear, please send it to Ron Leighton at ASLA. If you have any questions on ths system please contact rleighton@asla.org.

 

All tours will begin promptly at the time indicated and will depart from the North Hall Lobby of The Moscone Center. Participants are encouraged to arrive 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to check-in. All ticket sales are final. Participation is limited, so register early to reserve your ticket.

Friday, October 5

T1 SOLD OUT
Napa Valley Vineyards
8:00am–6:00pm
Level of Walking: Moderate

Focusing on the unique environmental conditions of the Napa region, this tour will explore three different wineries in the Napa Valley: Domain Carneros Winery,
housed in a classic 18th century château-style building and gardens; the famous Robert Mondavi Winery; and Long Meadow Ranch Winery, nestled high atop the Mayacamas Mountains.

$125 per person by August 27: $135 thereafter. Includes transportation, morning break, afternoon break, boxed lunch, and handout materials. Led by Richard N. Ciardella, ASLA, Ciardella Associates and James T. Penrod, ASLA.

T2
Historic Preservation in Golden Gate Park – Walking Tour
8:30am–12:30pm
Level of Walking: High

The history of Golden Gate Park reaches back to the flamboyant San Francisco of the late 1800’s. Learn about the recent landmarking process for the Music Concourse,
the controversial history of the Japanese Tea Garden, and the rebuilding of the Conservatory of Flowers, as well as the daily challenges involved in preserving a historic landscape. After the tour, enjoy tea in the Japanese Tea Garden or
visit the nearby San Francisco Botanical Garden and Strybing Arboretum (not included)..

$75 per person by August 27: $85 thereafter. Includes transportation, morning break, and handout materials. Led by Katherine E. Howard, ASLA, Robert LaRocca Associates, Inc.; Chris Patillo, PGA Design; John Dennis, ASLA, San Francisco
County Department of Public Works.

T3 SOLD OUT
More Than a Pretty Park
8:30am–1:00pm
Level of Walking: Moderate

Public participation is routine in neighborhood park design. But when neighbors become more involved, the end product can be enhanced by the expression of that
community’s values. Explore a few unique parks that create a richer sense of place by reflecting the character of the community, including a mural-inspired mini park, community tiled labyrinth, restoration of a church garden, and more.

$75 per person by August 27: $85 thereafter. Includes transportation, morning break, boxed lunch, and handout materials. Led by Marvin Yee, ASLA, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department; Martha Ketterer, ASLA, San Francisco
Recreation and Park Department; John Thomas, ASLA, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department; and community artists and activists.

T4 SOLD OUT
Bay Area Urban Housing— High Density to Single Family
8:30am–1:30pm
Level of Walking: Moderate

Tour a wide range of San Francisco’s fascinating urban housing, from high density mixed-use infill projects to single family residential gardens. The tour will cover both sides of the bay, visiting sites in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood,
Emeryville’s historic downtown, Oakland’s much-anticipated redevelopment
around the defunct, Beaux Arts West Oakland train station, and concluding at a private garden in the Berkeley Hills.

$75 per person by August 27: $85 thereafter. Includes transportation, morning break, boxed lunch, and handout materials. Led by Jefferey E. Miller, ASLA, The Miller Company and Kyla E. Burson, The Miller Company.

T5 SOLD OUT
Bay-Friendly Gardens: Beauty and Ecology at Home
8:30am–3:30pm
Level of Walking: Minimal

A common thread to the Bay Area’s beautiful home gardens is a commitment to conserving resources and benefiting the environment and wildlife. Naturally functional, these gardens don’t sacrifice on design elements, artfully using texture and form to create urban retreats. These unique home gardens are a sampling
of more than 120 gardens that have been featured in the popular Bay-Friendly Garden Tours.

$150 per person by August 27: $160 thereafter. Includes transportation, morning break, boxed lunch, and handout materials. Led by Michael Thilgen, ASLA, Four Dimensions Landscape Co.; Tamara Shulman, Bay-Friendly Gardening Program;
Cynthia Havstad, Bay-Friendly Landscaping Program.

T6 SOLD OUT
Private Gardens by Andrea Cochran and Ron Herman
8:30am–5:00pm
Level of Walking: Moderate

Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture is known for creating sculptural, minimalist gardens that have been featured in Landscape Architecture, Garden Design, House & Garden, Dwell, and other national and international publications. Ron Herman, ASLA, specializes in residential and estate gardens and is noted for his use of Japanese design principles. His work has been widely published and a book
on his work will be published this year. This tour provides a rare opportunity to visit several gardens by these award-winning firms that are not generally open to the public.

$150 per person by August 27: $160 thereafter. Includes transportation, morning break, boxed lunch, and handout materials. Led by Andrea C. Cochran, ASLA, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture and Ronald M. Herman, ASLA, Ron Herman Landscape Architect, Inc.

T7
Emerging Urban Neighborhoods – Walking
9:00am–1:00pm
Level of Walking: Moderate/High

Explore two redevelopment areas that will eventually have the density of Manhattan, with 30,000 new residents and a workday population of at least 36,000. The focus of this tour will be on the process and challenges of broad consensus-building and crafting new residential urban infill, open space, streetscape, and infrastructure plans. Special attention will be given to planning, scaling, and detailing streetscape and open space strategies that mitigate and complement transit imperatives in high density urban infill neighborhoods..

$75 per person by August 27; $85 thereafter. Includes transportation, morning break, and handout materials. Lunch on own. Marta Fry, ASLA, Marta Fry Landscape Associates; Jamie White, Marta Fry Landscape Associates; Eric Sirois, Marta Fry Landscape Associates; and project representatives from the San
Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency.

T8
Presidio of San Francisco: A Park for the 21st Century
9:00am–4:00pm
Level of Walking: Moderate

Once a legendary military post, the Presidio of San Francisco is now an unconventional park where people live, work, and relax. This tour will explore George Hargreaves’ Crissy Field waterfront and Lawrence Haprin’s pastoral gateway at the Letterman campus, as well as the trails system and the Olin Partnership’s reinvention of the Main Parade Ground as a central town square.

$125 per person by August 27: $135 thereafter. Includes transportation, morning break, boxed lunch, and handout materials. Led by Michael Boland, ASLA, The Presidio Trust.

T9
Olmsted in the East Bay
9:00am–4:30pm
Level of Walking: Moderate

Olmsted’s first solo commission was for Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, which became the final resting place of many influential Americans, including Charles
Crocker of the Big Four, chocolatier Domingo Ghirardelli, and Henry J. Kaiser, whose rooftop garden is being documented for HALS. After a tour of the cemetery, learn about the efforts to document the Olmsted-designed Piedmont Avenue
in Berkeley for HALS and take a short walk on the University of California, Berkeley, campus.

$125 per person by August 27: $135 thereafter. Includes transportation, morning break, boxed lunch, and handout materials. Led by Led by Christine G. Pattillo, ASLA, PGAdesign; Barbara Smith, Mountain View Cemetery; Michael Crowe, National Park Service (retired); Cathy Garrett, ASLA, PGAdesign; Fredrica Drotos,
Friends of Piedmont Way; and Joe Runco, ASLA, SWA Group.

T10
San Francisco’s Urban Waterfront Transformation
9:30am–12:00pm
Level of Walking: Moderate

Tour San Francisco’s vibrant urban waterfront, linked by transit, pedestrian,
and bicycle connections and punctuated by parks, plazas, and piers. Visit the recent public spaces that have helped the city reconnect with the bay, making it a focus of
recreation and open space. Highlights will include Harry Bridges Plaza and the promenades and public spaces around it; Piers 7 and 14; Rincon Park, on lands
reclaimed by the realignment of the Embarcadero; and the Ballpark at China Basin.

$75 per person by August 27: $85 thereafter. Includes transportation, morning break, and handout materials. Led by Bonnie Fisher, ASLA, ROMA Design Group; Dan M. Hodapp, ASLA, Port of San Francisco; and Mary Pat Mattson, Office of Cheryl Barton.

T11 SOLD OUT
San Francisco and Marin County by Bike
9:30am–5:30pm
Level of Biking: Beginner/Moderate

Experience one of the most scenic bike rides in the Bay Area. Bike through Fisherman’s Wharf, Municipal Pier, Fort Mason, Crissy Field, the Presidio, and Fort Point. Continue across the Golden Gate Bridge and into Sausalito, explore the downtown and its views of the bay, and break for lunch. Continue riding the bike path that stretches through the Bothin Marsh in Mill Valley and over to Blackie’s Pasture Park, where the waterfront bike path stretches into seaside Tiburon.
While at Tiburon, explore the quaint downtown and waterfront and enjoy
views of Angel Island and the bay. The group will return to San Francisco via ferry.

$150 per person by August 27: $160 thereafter. Includes transportation, bike rental, morning break, afternoon break, plated lunch, and handout materials. Todd L. Bronk, ASLA, EDAW, Inc.; Todd D. Kohli, ASLA, EDAW, Inc.; and Jesse Markman, Sasaki Associates.

T12
America’s Newest Light Rail Line
1:00pm–4:30pm
Level of Walking: Moderate

San Francisco’s T-Line is the newest light rail line in the nation, linking the downtown retail and financial districts with the emerging Mission Bay neighborhood, a new University of California campus, and the city’s southeastern waterfront. A key goal of the T-Line is to improve the public environment and stimulate economic development along the corridor. As a result, the new system
reflects the diversity of the neighborhoods through a rich palette of street improvements, station design, and public art. Ride the new line with the landscape architects, architects, artists, and engineers who designed and shepherded the LRT system and its’ public facilities to completion.

$75 per person by August 27: $85 thereafter. Includes transportation, afternoon break, and handout materials. Led by Michael Smiley, ASLA, BMS Design Group.

T13
Emerging Urban Neighborhoods – Walking (Repeat of T7)
2:00pm–6:00pm
Level of Walking: High

$75 per person by August 27; $85 thereafter. Includes transportation, morning break, and handout materials. Lunch on own. Marta Fry, ASLA, Marta Fry Landscape Associates; Jamie White, Marta Fry Landscape Associates; Eric Sirois, Marta Fry Landscape Associates; and project representatives from the San
Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency.

Saturday, October 6

GT1
Guest Tour: Magical Marin
10:00am–2:00pm

Cross the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge into fabled Marin County, with its astonishingly varied land and seascapes. Visit Muir Woods
National Monument, one of the first parks ever set aside for coastal redwoods.
The redwoods located in this park have a biological ancestry dating back well over a million years. Spend some time wandering among these ancient trees before
continuing to Sausalito, a bayside village with winding streets, eclectic
houseboats, unique boutiques, and art galleries. Explore the shops and
galleries or simply stroll along the waterfront and view the San Francisco skyline and Bay.

$60 per person by August 27: $70 thereafter. Includes transportation, admission fee to Muir Woods and guide.

Sunday, October 7

GT2
Guest Tour: Magical Marin (Repeat of GT1)
10:00am–2:00pm

$60 per person by August 27: $70 thereafter. Includes transportation, admission fee to Muir Woods and guide.

Tuesday, October 9

T14 SOLD OUT
The Presidio of San Francisco with Alcatraz Gardens
7:45am–4:30pm
Level of Walking: High

Once a legendary military post, the Presidio of San Francisco is now an unconventional park where people live, work, and visit. This tour will visit completed projects in the park, such as George Hargreaves’ Crissy Field waterfront and Lawrence Halprin’s pastoral gateway at the Letterman campus, as well as the trails system and the Olin Partnership’s reinvention of the Main Parade Ground as a central town square. Explore Alcatraz Historic Garden Project, which continues to unearth and restore gardens that reflect a rich history of horticulture and garden design.

$150 per person by August 27: $160 thereafter. Includes transportation, morning break, boxed lunch, and handout materials. Carola Ashford, Project Manager; Shelagh Fritz, Project Gardener; Michael Boland, ASLA, The Presidio Trust.

T15
Stream Restoration Case Studies
8:30am–4:30pm
Level of Walking: Minimal/Moderate

The San Francisco Bay area has been at the forefront of creek restoration design and construction since the 1980s. This bus tour will include site visits to four stream restoration projects, which are demonstration areas for habitat enhancement, park
and trail planning, flood control, bank stabilization, and community awareness.
The tour will also include a range of scales, land uses, and design approaches including increasing habitat complexity at a national park creek site, floodplain re-connection on a suburban stream, and meander reconstruction and daylighting
at urban locations.

$125 per person by August 27: $135 thereafter. Includes transportation, morning break, boxed lunch, and handout materials. Led by Carole Schemmerling, Urban Creeks Council; Carolyn Shoulders, Golden Gate National Recreation Area; Mark Tompkins, University of California at Berkeley; G. Mathias Kondolf, University of California at Berkeley;Philip Williams, Philip Williams & Associates, Ltd.; Roger
Leventhal, Far West Engineering; Sarah C. Sutton, ASLA, Design, Community and Environment; Shannah Anderson, University of California at Berkeley.

T16 SOLD OUT
Private Gardens by Andrea Cochran and Ron Herman
(Repeat of T6)
8:30am–5:00pm
Level of Walking: Moderate

$150 per person by August 27: $160 thereafter. Includes transportation, morning break, boxed lunch, and handout materials. Led by Andrea C. Cochran, ASLA, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture and Ronald M. Herman, ASLA, Ron Herman Landscape Architect, Inc.

T17 SOLD OUT
Sonoma Valley Wine Country
8:30am–5:45pm
Level of Walking: Moderate

Focusing on the unique environmental conditions of the region, this tour will explore three different wineries in Sonoma Valley. First, visit the Gloria Ferrer Winery, which uses underground caves for storage, fermenting, and processing. Then tour the Benziger Family Winery, which achieves the highest level of sustainability through organic and biodynamic growing practices. The last
stop will be the renowned Cline Cellars Winery, where elegant chardonnay is produced.

$150 per person by August 27: $160 thereafter. Includes transportation, morning break, afternoon break boxed lunch, and handout materials. Richard N. Ciardella, ASLA, Ciardella Associates; James T. Penrod, ASLA, CLARB.

T18
San Francisco’s Urban Waterfront Transformation
(Repeat of T10)
9:30am–12:00pm
Level of Walking: Moderate

$75 per person by August 27: $85 thereafter. Includes transportation, morning break, and handout materials. Led by Bonnie Fisher, ASLA, ROMA Design Group; Dan M. Hodapp, ASLA, Port of San Francisco; and Mary Pat Mattson, Office of Cheryl Barton.

T19 SOLD OUT
Exploring Urban Waterfronts by Bike
9:30am–4:30pm
Level of Biking: Moderate

This bike tour will begin in San Francisco, weaving through the waterfront parks and the new urban infill development of Mission Bay and AT&T Park. Using BART, participants will shuttle across the bay to the Bay Trail and visit the parks and
wetland habitats that stretch along the East Bay shoreline. After a lunch break in Jack London Square, the tour will continue on to several new parks along the Oakland water-front, which offer some of the best views of the San Francisco skyline. The tour will conclude in Alameda before taking a ferry back to San
Francisco.

$150 per person by August 27: $160 thereafter. Includes transportation, bike rental, morning break, afternoon break, and handout materials. Lunch on own in Jack London Square. Led by Jesse Markman, Sasaki Associates, Inc.; Mark P. Yin, ASLA, Sasaki Associates, Inc.; and Todd L. Bronk, ASLA, EDAW, Inc.

T20
Reinventing San Francisco’s Urbanism
9:00am–12:30pm
Level of Walking: Moderate/High

San Francisco’s waterfront and South of Market neighborhoods are experiencing an ongoing urban reinvention. In this session, ride mass transit to visit key stops along San Francisco’s central waterfront, the expanding Pac Bell Park neighborhood,
and the exciting new Mission Bay community. Explore a diverse collection of new or readapted mixed use, commercial, retail, housing, recreation, and institutional
projects connected by expanding public transit and open space opportunities.

$75 per person by August 27; $85 thereafter. Includes transportation, breaks, and handouts. Daniel Bucko, ASLA, SMWM and Karen B. Alschuler, SMWM.

 


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