Change is hard, but sometimes well-loved places need a fresh start. This session explores strategies for making changes to popular places. Topics include: identifying a site's essential character, managing public expectations, research strategies, and honoring site history. Contrasting case-studies are considered to reveal principles for this sensitive and exciting work.
Understand effective public engagement strategies and how good communication can manage expectations and inform design.
Explore research methods that provide a basis for change in the landscape.
Identify principles for design based on a site’s essential character and components.
Learn methods for interpreting site history that can add depth and direction to a new design.