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October 28
October 29

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Timeless Design in a Sustainable World: Charles F. Gillette Forum

Wednesday, October 28 & Thursday, October 29, 2009


This information is for the 2009 Forum.  Find information about the 2014 Forum here.

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If one legacy of the 20th century is its architectural prowess, might the 21st century be devoted to developing exquisite green spaces between the buildings where we live, work, and play?  All around the world, growing urban populations are seeking communal spaces—parks, squares, plazas, piazzas, greenways and gardens—as essential components of daily life, places of respite and reflection, recreation, and celebration. This symposium will examine timeless principles of design—whether applied to the creation of a residential garden or a public space—that connect us to the natural world and in so doing, fulfill man’s innate desire for association with other living things.  The symposium honors the legacy of Charles F. Gillette, a leader in the field of landscape architecture, by engaging the public in a conversation about the importance of landscape design and the value of Gillette’s ideals of elegance, superb craftsmanship, and seamless blending of architecture and garden.

Featuring: Douglas Reed, FALSA, of Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Watertown, MA  and Thomas Woltz, ALSA, of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architecture Firm, Charlottesville, VA

CEUs and other training credits have been approved or are pending for APLD, ASID, ASLA, National Garden Club, USGBC & VSLD.  The cost for the two-day program (Oct. 28, 6p.m.-9p.m. & Oct. 29, 8:30a.m.-5:30p.m.) is $70 Wednesday evening/$95 Thursday all day/$130 both days and includes dinner Wednesday night and lunch on Thursday.   Inquire about half-price student rates with current valid university I.D.  Online and Phone registration are now closed.  Walk-in registration is available Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

 The Gillette Forum AGENDA is now on-line (Updated October 22nd)!!

Anniversary Year Symposium, funded by the Robins Foundation.