Historic Preservation/Restoration

Education Session - Panel Format

FRI-B05 - At the Intersection of Big D Design and Cultural Landscape Stewardship

Friday, October 20
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Historic landscapes face ongoing challenges when it comes to remaining successful and relevant places. This session gives the owner’s perspective on how projects by James Corner Field Operations, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, and West 8 are incorporating forward-thinking design into the management and stewardship of three significant legacy landscapes.

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Mark H. Hough

University Landscape Architect
Duke University

Mark H. Hough, FASLA, has been the University Landscape Architect at Duke University since 2000. He is involved in all aspects of planning, design, historic preservation, and natural resource management on the Olmsted Brothers-designed campus. Hough has overseen the master planning and site design on the campus during the university's largest period of growth. He is also a prolific writer and speaker, addressing issues associated with campuses, urban design, professional practice, and cultural landscapes. In 2011, he was awarded the Bradford Williams Medal for excellence in writing about landscape. He became a Fellow of ASLA in 2014.


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Michael Boland

Chief of Park Development & Operations
The Presidio Trust

Since 1989, Michael has played a key role in the transformation of the GGNRA, America’s largest urban national park. As Chief of a Park Development and Operations for the Presidio Trust, he is responsible for the transformation and stewardship of the historic Presidio of San Francisco, America's most unique national park site. Key projects include Crissy Field, the National AIDS Memorial Grove, Alcatraz Island Master Plan and the Presidio’s transformation from Army base to national park. Michael holds a BA in Architecture, and Master's degrees in Landscape Architecture and City and Regional Planning, all from UC Berkeley.


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Emmeline E. Morris

Project Manager
National Park Service

Emmeline Morris is a Project Manager with the National Park Service’s (NPS) Office of Design and Construction at the Denver Service Center in Lakewood, Colorado. Prior to joining NPS three years ago, she worked in private practice for 22 years in the fields of landscape architecture and historic preservation, working with Joe Karr and Associates in Chicago, Illinois, and The Jaeger Company in Athens, Georgia. Ms. Morris holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Georgia, where she fostered her strong focus on cultural and natural resource planning, management, and protection.


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Paul B. Redman

President and Chief Executive Officer
Longwood Gardens

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Longwood Gardens, Paul Redman oversees all aspects of the 1,077-acre display garden, including its 700 employees and $70 million annual operating and capital budget. Under Paul’s leadership, Longwood embarked upon a groundbreaking strategic planning process, resulting in a unified direction and a visionary site master plan to guide Longwood for the next 40 years. Through diversified programming, attendance has increased 66% and Membership has increased more than 400% in eight years. Paul also instituted groundbreaking initiatives to enhance accessibility to Longwood’s education programs via online distance learning.


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FRI-B05 - At the Intersection of Big D Design and Cultural Landscape Stewardship

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