Managing Historic Landscapes and Gardens:
Using well-known historic places as case studies, this class will explore varying mindsets toward the relationship between traditional architecture and landscape. Before-and-after views will illustrate how numerous historic gardens and landscapes have received critical evaluation and treatment. The class will stress the importance of control in creating and maintaining appropriate historic effects. Many of the approaches discussed can apply to contemporary projects.
Colonial American Architecture: A Design Resource for Contemporary Traditional Architecture:
For the past century and a half, America’s colonial-period buildings have inspired countless architectural designs. With numerous illustrations, this class will explain the rationale of many of the forms and details that give character to colonial works, both northern and southern. Emphasis will be placed on domestic architecture, demonstrating how their design features, when properly applied, can serve to enhance literate, if not creative, contemporary modern versions.
About the Presenter
Calder Loth is Senior Architectural Historian for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Advisory Council. He was the recipient of the 2010 ICAA Board of Directors Honor Award and the 2017 Virginia AIA Honor Award for significant contributions to the understanding of Virginia’s built environment. He is the author of Congressional Resolution 259 honoring the 500th anniversary of the birth of Andrea Palladio, passed unanimously.