ASLA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
October 3-7, 2008
Marion Pressley, FASLA, participated in a panel discussion and presentation at the ASLA Annual Meeting. Innovative Approaches to Integrating Historic and Cultural Resources into Design. Historic and cultural resources can challenge landscape architects. Using case studies, panelists presented innovative methods for preemptive identification and protection of historic and cultural resources, and techniques for capitalizing on and integrating historic and cultural resources into project designs. Marion presented Point Sate Park in Pittsburgh, PA. Recasting Cities: Green Infrastructure and the Arts in the New Civic Landscape.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Trenton, New Jersey, are the settings for these back-to-back case studies. Both of these waterfront projects provide site-specific landscape solutions and revitalize the communities they serve. The designers discussed their focus on bringing arts heritage into relief. Lisa Schroeder presented Three Rivers Park and Marion Pressley presented the Point State Park rehabilitation.