Sticks and Stones”*the 30th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference Glocester, Rhode Island Saturday, April 25, 8:30am – 6pm

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$40 includes all activities plus morning coffee, lunch, closing reception

This year*s statewide preservation conference, *Sticks and

Stones,* examines historic rural landscapes and the long-term impact of changes on the land. The event gets underway at St. Eugene*s Church in historic Chepachet Village with a keynote speech on the geology and cultural history of New England*s stone walls. The speech is followed by 10 workshops, 6 films, and 11 bus and walking tours of historic places around Rhode Island*s northwest corner, including farms and forests, mid-century modern residences, and village centers from Harrisville to North Scituate. Presented by the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, the annual conference is a great opportunity to explore the historic Northwest Corner and network with professionals in the field.

 

For more information (and to register), visit http://www.preservation.ri.gov/conference/15overview.php or call (401)732-1009. Pre-registration is open until April 11; on-site registration will be available on April 25.

SAVE THE DATE! Beach SAMP Stakeholder Meeting

 DATE: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
TIME: 6-8 pm
LOCATION: URI Narragansett Bay Campus, Coastal Institute Auditorium
TOPIC: Coastal Engineering Solutions
PRESENTER:  Christopher P. Jones,  P.E.  Mr. Jones is a registered professional engineer specializing in coastal hazard identification, hazard mitigation and coastal engineering. He has over 30 years experience as a practicing engineer and has worked throughout the United States and abroad on studies and projects related to flood hazard mapping and map revisions, flood loss estimation modeling, post-disaster damage investigations, flood-resistant design and construction, building codes and standards, coastal setback studies, beach management plans, and beach nourishment. Please RSVP if you plan on attending to beachSAMP@etal.uri.edu

Nuff said at Kennedy Plaza

Originally posted on Architecture Here and There:

New bicycle racks at Kennedy Plaza, in Providence. (Photo by David Brussat) New bicycle stands at Kennedy Plaza, in Providence. (Photo by David Brussat)

Above are the bicycle stands chosen for and installed at the “new” Kennedy Plaza, in Providence. Below are the bicycle stands approved (but not yet funded) for the city of Charleston. Which design represents the more advanced aesthetic?

1422934020999 Bicycle stand chosen by Charleston; click to enlarge. (Bevan & Liberatos)

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Designing With Natural Stone

The Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects presents Designing With Natural Stone
A Continuing Education Program for Landscape Architects, Architects, Engineers, Landscape Contractors, and Anyone Involved in Hardscapes

Thursday, February 26, 2015

For more information click the following link: NatStone