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Preserving Landscapes: Looking Beyond the Building

This workshop is suited for cultural resource professionals with a beginning to intermediate knowledge of cultural landscapes. Attendees will look at the four basic types of landscapes, Historic Designed, Historic Vernacular, Historic Sites, and Ethnographic. Using the knowledge about Cultural Landscape Reports and Cultural Landscape Inventories gained early in the workshop, attendees will then learn how to evaluate and recommend treatment that meets the Secretary of Interior Standards. The workshop will close with a mobile session that will split into four groups for field work at Exposition Park.

Downloads for Registrants


  • Laura Burnett, FASLA, LEED AP
  • Holly Kane, Lecturer in Heritage Conservation, USC
  • Steven Keylon, Stewardship Council, The Cultural Landscape Foundation
  • Vonn Marie May, Cultural Land Planning & Research
  • Jan Ostashay, ‎Historic Preservation Officer at City of Long Beach
  • Trudi Sandmeier, Director, Graduate Programs in Heritage Conservation
  • Margarita Wuellner, ‎Director of Historic Resources at PCR Services Corporation

Learning Objectives:

  1. Weigh the nuances of identifying types of landscapes and their period of significance
  2. Engage with Cultural Landscape Reports and Cultural Landscape Inventories
  3. Identify the character defining features and historic integrity of landscapes
  4. Conduct field work at Exposition Park to evaluate, inventory, and craft treatment proposals for a historic designed landscape