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.
Please note: The ticket price does include one complimentary glass of wine plus gratuity for those 21+. Anyone under the age of 21 can enjoy one of Living Roots non-alcoholic beverages. A happy half-hour will take place from 6:30PM-7:00PM and class will run from 7:00PM-8:30PM.
This class is appropriate for all ages.
This class will take place at Living Roots Wine & Co. located at 1255 University Ave. Rochester, NY 14607.
About the teachers:
This class will be led by members of the Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs), 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.
Caitlin Meives is a proud (and nerdy) preservationist. She is the co-founder of the YUPs and the Director of Preservation at The Landmark Society. Tyler Lucero is the Preservation Projects Facilitator at The Landmark Society, a member of the YUP Steering Committee, and a former earth and environmental sciences teacher. Christopher Brandt is an architect at Bero Architecture, PLLC, a local history buff, and the Advocacy & Education Chair of the YUPs.
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