RESEARCH - GRADUATE INDIVIDUAL
A Study of Schenley Park:
Historical Interpretation to Guide Intervention
Shruti Dixit, Student ASLA
Advisors: Professor Thomas Yahner,
Professor Bonj Szczygiel, and Professor Cecilia Rusnak, ASLA.
An interesting new approach to understanding, researching,
and learning how to design for historical places...well developed
paper relating social periods to park use and design... well organized,
insightful... execution of the process and final product is exceptional...
.appropriate process for historical interpretation that goes beyond
recording history... Needs to become a part of our professional
Student Awards Jury Comments
This study interprets the history of Schenley Park in a manner
that addresses the park as a system, examines the ideological and
temporal layers in it, and connects these to the physical landscape.
Though the focus on ideas and themes are associated with Schenley
Park, the study identifies its relationship to broader social, political,
and economic conditions both in Pittsburgh and in the national context
of the United States. In this manner, this project reveals multiple
dimensions to the park and suggests that intervention should be
planned in a holistic manner that integrates the physical, ideological,
and temporal layers of the landscape.
|Photos & Drawings: Shruti Dixit