FRI-A01 The Continuity of Change: Adapting and Interpreting Modernist Era Landscapes

Peter Schaudt, FASLA
Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects
Chicago, IL 
For more than two decades, Peter has achieved numerous design awards and honors, highlighted by the Fellowship with the ASLA and the AIA Collaborative Achievement Award for a consistent attention throughout his career to the integration of land and architecture. Peter has won multiple awards for his work on mid-century modern landscapes, including the historic revitalization of Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square, Chicago’s Daley Plaza and the Inland Steel Building in Chicago. His landscape restorations at the Illinois Institute of Technology Campus elegantly reinterpreted the landscape designs of Alfred Caldwell on a campus designed by Mies van der Rohe. Peter was profoundly influenced by his mentor, the modernist landscape architect Daniel Urban Kiley.


Eric Kramer, ASLA
Reed Hilderbrand Associates
Mount Auburn, MA 
Eric Kramer, ASLA, a principal with Reed Hilderbrand, in Watertown, MA, has overseen the design and implementation of significant projects that utilize rigorous technical and horticultural systems to accommodate intensive programmatic requirements. Recent projects include the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA; Central Wharf Plaza, Boston, MA; Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO; and the Harbor Park Pavilion, Boston, MA. He currently teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Richard Shaw, FASLA
Design Workshop
Aspen, CO 
United States
For over thirty years, Richard Shaw, Principal and Partner with Design Workshop, has been practicing landscape architecture throughout North America and internationally. His project work reaches across all scales of design and planning, from the intimate garden to the regional master plan. Richard’s work in historic and cultural landscapes includes projects with the National Park Service, the reinvention of Washington’s last company lumber town, and the reinterpretation of residential landscapes designed by Richard Haag and Dan Kiley. Richard received the American Society of Landscape Architect’s Design Medal in 2009 and in 2012 was the recepient of the American Horticultural Society's Landscape Design Award. He lives in Aspen, Colorado.
Ashley Allis, ASLA
Design Workshop
Aspen, CO 
United States
Ashley Allis is an associate and landscape architect in the Aspen office of Design Workshop. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture and received a Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning with a Preservation Planning Concentration from the University of Virginia. Prior to working with Design Workshop, Ashley has worked with the Garden Club of Virginia, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy at Fallingwater, and also with the Susquehanna Greenway Project, providing insights into historic preservation, tourism design, and regional planning.
Fri, 11/15: 8:30 AM  - 10:00 AM 
Education Session 
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center 
Room: 258 
PDH Credits: 1.5 
With modernist landscapes from the 1940s to 1970s, landscape architects often must choose among preservation, replacement, or adaptation. This session considers the challenges of adapting significant mid-century works to contemporary needs in ways that are respectful of the original design intent.

Learning Objective

1) Understand whether to choose preservation, replacement, or adaptation of a modernist landscape.
2) Develop approaches and criteria to recovering common themes and values from modernist landscape designs for contemporary and future use.
3) Know the criteria for the inclusion of these landscapes on the National Register and other significant state and federal designations.
4) Learn to bridge the various aesthetic, functional, and cultural values of the public, professionals, and government in re-examining modernist landscapes.


Education Credits


Primary Topic

Historic Preservation/Restoration