For the past six years, the East Hampton Historical Society’s “Lecture Luncheon Benefit” has brought together the best designers and architects from around the country to explore, illuminate, and celebrate our community’s beauty and rich history. At this summer’s Luncheon, the Historical Society is pleased to present world-renowned landscape architect Thomas L. Woltz, who will discuss Dynamic Preservation Through Landscape Design on Thursday, August 11 at 11:00 a.m. at the Maidstone Club, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
At Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, Thomas L. Woltz leads a dynamic practice of historians, scientists, artists, and landscape architects who use research-based design to reveal forgotten histories in the land. The firm’s body of work spans continents and countries, telling lost, forgotten, and hidden narratives embedded in landscapes ranging from dense urban sites to remote wilderness.
Through several case studies, including Frederic Edwin Church’s Olana in Hudson, New York; The Gardens at the Jay Heritage Center in Rye, New York; Sylvester Manor Educational Farm in Shelter Island, New York; and the EcoCommons at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, Thomas will illustrate the research-based design process that has balanced sensitive adaptations and contemporary interventions to breathe new life into historic and cultural landscapes.
Marc Porter, Chairman of Christie’s Americas and sponsor of the event, will moderate a Question-and-Answer session following the talk.
The Summer Lecture Luncheon is presented by Wilmington Trust. The event is also made possible through the generous support of Christie’s, ELLE Décor, and Oscar de la Renta. Proceeds from the program will benefit the Historical Society’s partnerships with local schools as well as the preservation of its world-class artifact collection.
Tickets for the Summer Lecture Luncheon start at $275 per person. For tickets, please call the East Hampton Historical Society at 631-324-6850 Ext. 1, or email at [email protected] . Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the Events page on the East Hampton Historical Society’s website at www.easthamptonhistory.org.