To what extent can an historic property be preserved? This is the inevitable question for the stewards of all heritage sites at some point in time. Visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House and the Richardson Olmsted Campus, a former psychiatric hospital that has found new life, to learn about the various factors that have informed restoration vs. rehabilitation decisions, using their landscapes as case studies. The session will wrap up at Frederick Law Olmsted’s Delaware Park with a look into the past through an Augmented Reality experience that virtually restores former features of the park.
Health, Safety and Welfare
Identify and apply the significance of Cultural Landscape Reports in project implementation.
Recognize the features of an integrated rehabilitated landscapes - blending the old with the new.
Evaluate contemporary conditions and the utilizaiton of historic sites and landscapes, while identifying modifications that have to made because of modern use.
Recognize the connectivity between H.H. Richardson, Olmsted, and Frank Lloyd Wright, and their relationship to Buffalo at large.
Chrisy Krolewicz, Mary Roberts
Association for Preservation Technology International