Associate Principal Reed Hilderbrand Cambridge, Massachusetts
Today’s culturally significant landscapes face dramatic societal and environmental pressures. How do we keep them vital and relevant? Why does it matter? In this session, Reed Hilderbrand and Sasaki explore approaches to renew and sustain historic integrity in two Olmsted Brothers landscapes: Newport’s Blue Garden and Cleveland’s Fine Arts Garden.
Explore how the design tenets of the Olmsted Brothers firm shaped these culturally significant spaces and how the interpretation of archival research informed project direction.
Demonstrate the design opportunity in renewing a historically significant site.
Understand how new programmatic needs, client goals, and shifting cultural requirements were met while maintaining original design integrity.
Explore the adaptation of historic planting and material palettes to meet current climate and maintenance requirements.