The ESF Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation, based in the Department of Landscape Architecture, supports the education of landscape architects and students in related professions as best stewards of the cultural environment. The Center brings together interdisciplinary expertise from across ESF, the National Park Service, state parks, and other partners to address challenges in preserving our landscape heritage.
We acknowledge, with respect, the Onondaga Nation, rekeepers of the Haudenosaunee, the indigenous people on whose ancestral lands SUNY ESF and Syracuse University now stand. We give thanks that they are here, stewarding this land.
News and Updates Summer 2020
Summer Internships in Landscape Preservation
For the fourth consecutive summer, ESF Landscape Architecture students are participating in the National Park Service's Designing the Parks internship program through the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation. The program provides students with opportunities to participate in National Park Service historic landscape preservation planning, research, and design.
Four of ESF's Masters of Landscape Architecture students participated in internships with the CCLP that were part of the National Park Service's Designing the Parks internship program. While the program had to overcome barriers imposed by COVID-19 pandemic, the students- Ashley Crespo, Meaghan Keefe, Justin Kwiatkowski, and Anna Tiburzi, still had a rewarding summer learning about the planning that goes into managing historic landscapes.
Meaghan Keefe, a third year MLA student created videos that encapsulated the historic changes of the Liberty Island landscape. Her work builds off of 3D models created by Anna Tiburzi in 2019. These videos allow users to experience the key features of the site virtually as well as travel forwards or backwards in time. Ashley (second year MLA) and Justin (third year MSLA) worked on The Flight 93 National Memorial in Stoystown, Pennsylvania. Ashley began 3D modelling the Flight 93 memorial using software that shows growth habits of trees based on environmental conditions as well as maintenance techniques. Justin worked on the site's Cultural Landscape Report mapping existing conditions for the site as a whole as well as detailed mapping of specific features. Anna focused on the early stage development of a Cultural Landscape Report for the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House and Chamberlain House sites in Seneca Falls, NY. She developed a chronological history for a Cultural Landscape Report that the CCLP will be starting next year.