Most people know about the architects who have shaped our cities. Whether it’s an internationally-known figure like Frank Lloyd Wright or a prominent local designer like Claude Bragdon, we all intrinsically know that someone designed the buildings around us. What is less commonly known is that our city’s landscapes--be it public parks, streets, or private gardens-- were also intentionally designed. The places that look and feel natural to us, like they’ve always been there, are that way precisely because they were conceived by talented landscape architects.
This class will provide an introduction to the lives and works of the designers who shaped the parks, public spaces, gardens, and neighborhoods of the greater Rochester region.
This class is appropriate for ages 18+.
This class will take place indoors at Warner Castle, located at 5 Castle Park, Rochester, NY 14620. Parking is available in the lot directly outside of Warner Castle, or along Reservoir Avenue.
Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).
About the teachers:
Instructors are Caitlin Meives, Tyler Lucero, and Christopher Brandt--members of the Young Urban Preservationists, an affiliate group of The Landmark Society of Western New York. The YUPs are an emerging generation of preservationists in the greater Rochester region dedicated to promoting inclusive, modern, and innovative preservation practices to help revitalize communities and our built environment. And we have fun doing it!
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