FS001 Newport's Cultural and Historic Landscapes-Past to Present

Thomas Elmore, ASLA
Leader
Elmore Design Collaborative
Suffield, CT 
Thomas J. Elmore, ASLA, LEED AP, Principal and founder of Elmore Design Collaborative, Inc., Suffield, CT. He established Elmore Design Collaborative (EDC) because of his passion for heritage landscapes and his understanding of their intrinsic value to the vibrancy of each community and their aesthetic and emotional importance to that community and country as a whole. EDC provides specialized services in cultural landscape preservation research, planning and design.
Jennifer Judge, ASLA
Leader
Gravelly Hill Design Group, LLC.
Wakefield, RI 
Jenn Judge, PLA, ASLA is founder and principal of Gravelly Hill Design Group, LLC. Jenn has provided 15 years of residential and commercial design from conceptual to implementation services to her clients in Rhode Island and Connecticut including permitting and presentations to local Town officials for approvals.  
Jeffrey Curtis
Presenter
The Preservation Society of Newport County
Newport, RI 
United States
Jeffrey T. Curtis is the Director of Gardens and Grounds for The Preservation Society of Newport County. Curtis joined the Preservation Society in 1985. He supervises a staff of 30 full-time and part-time employees who maintain more than 80 acres of gardens and grounds on the Society’s historic properties. The Gardens and Grounds Department also operates several greenhouses in which it cultivates trees, plants and flowers that are used in the Society's houses and grounds. Curtis is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island College of Resource Development, with a degree in Greenhouse Management.  He is also a licensed arborist.
Katie Parent
Presenter
Newport Restoration Foundation
Newport, RI 
United States
Katie Parent is the Head Gardener for the Newport Restoration Foundation and is responsible for managing the gardens at Rough Point and the Federal period garden at the Samuel Whitehorne House.  Ms. Parent holds a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia, is a RI Certified Horticulturist, and is a CRMC Certified Invasive Plant Manager.
Liz Spoden
Presenter
Newport Restoration Foundation
Newport, RI 
United States
Liz Spoden is the Education Assistant, has a Master’s in Public History from Indiana University at Indianapolis.  Together they are responsible for interpreting the history of the NRF’s museums and collections to the public. 
Jim Sullivan
Presenter
Newport Restoration Foundation
Newport, RI 
United States
 
Fri, 11/15: 7:00 AM  - 5:00 PM 
FS001 
Field Session 
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center 
Room: NE Lobby Departure Area, Exhibit Level 
PDH Credits:
This field session will reveal the layered landscapes of Newport, from the late 19th century to the present, via two of Newport's gems: The Elms and Rough Point. You will learn up close and personal the complex issues involved in interpreting, maintaining, and managing historic landscapes.

Learning Objective

1) Learn about the design and restoration of the gardens at The Elms and Rough Point.
2) Understant the progression from the original landscape architect's contributions through successive alterations.
3) Learn the complex issues of interpreting historic landscape, balancing maintenance and management of historic content, and planning the future of these landscapes.
4) Understand the historic layers of design, treatment, and influence of these landscapes from the late 19th century and early 20th century.
 

Presentations


Education Credits

AICP
FL
GBCI
LA CES/HSW
NY/HSW

Primary Topic

Field Session