Garden Architecture – Philosophies of Repair – Tonight!

14 Nov

Miriam Kelly, ARB AABC, Senior Associate Beyer, Blinder, Belle Architects and Planners LLP

Monday, November 14, 6:30 pm

New York University Department of Art History

Silver Center, Room 301

100 Washington Square East (entrance on Waverly Place)

The architectural conservation of structures within historic gardens calls for a particularly sensitive approach, but with latitude to explore a broad spectrum of concepts from ruination to renewal. This presentation explores different repair philosophies through two projects on opposite sides of the Atlantic. At Lowther Castle & Gardens in Cumbria, UK, a major project has made the ruined castle, derelict stables and 130 acres of abandoned, seventeenth century gardens accessible to the public for the first time. Closer to home in Pennsylvania, the restoration of the Main Fountain Garden at Longwood Gardens has revitalized the historic heart of one of the most celebrated public gardens in the country. Both projects encompass interesting philosophical, technical and design challenges, and provide a comparison of approaches between the UK and the USA.

Sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians, New York Metropolitan Chapter, and the NYU M.A. in Historical and Sustainable Architecture.

Event flyer available here:

— Free and open to the public —


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