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   VA ASLA Fall Conference and Awards Ceremony

History, Resiliency, Design
Tour Information

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TOURS
Unless specified, all tours begin at 1:00 pm and finish at 4:00 pm

Tour Title:  Tour of Hampton – New Developments (tour by van/shuttle)
approved for 3 hours of LA CES

Tour Leader(s):
Terry O’Neil

Community Development Director
Hampton Convention Visitor Bureau

Donald Whipple
LA and Chief Planner
City of Hampton’s Community Development Department in Planning & Zoning Division

Tour Description:
During this 3 hour tour, participants will explore Hampton by (air conditioned) shuttle to several newly designed sites including a living shoreline and waterfront park in the historical Phoebus area, tour Buckroe Beach, then transit downtown to tour the Seafood Initiative Project, Newmarket Creek/Central Park.

The tour will:
1. demonstrate how a mature, built out city is responding to the risks of sea level rise while maintaining its historical values.
2, describe the collaboration and utilization of the “Dutch Dialogue” methodology.
3. describe Hampton’s process to change mindsets from “risk” to “opportunity”.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about the “Dutch Dialogue” methodology and values.
2. Learn about challenges to the design professions presented by risks such as sea level rise in a built urban setting.
3. Learn about a process to arrive at “multi-layered” solutions rather than “single objective” solutions.

The tour will depart by van/shuttle from a location at Fort Monroe. The tour will end back at the point of departure.
This tour has a limit of 20 participants.
Tour Price: VA ASLA Members – $50; Non-members – $70

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Tour Title:  A Guided Tour by Foot of the Casemate Museum and the Environs of the Old Stone Fort (walking tour)
approved for 2 hours of LA CES

Tour Leaders:
Robin Reed and Museum staff

Director, Casemate Museum

Tour Description:
During this two-hour tour, participants will explore the Casemate Museum and grounds within the fort at Fort Monroe. Highlights will include museum exhibits, the Flagstaff Bastion, an archaeological dig site, and Old Quarters #1.

The tour will be done in two groups:
Group A will begin the tour at the Casemate Museum and will spend 1 hours touring the Museum. Group B will begin a 1 hour walking tour of Fort Monroe. At the end of the 1 hour, the groups will meet at the original meeting place and Group A will begin the walking tour and Group B will tour the Casemate Museum.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will discover nationally significant people and events from over 400 years of Fort Monroe history.
2. Participants will learn the history and impact of the arc of slavery in the context of Fort Monroe.
3. Participants will analyze the built environment of Fort Monroe as a teaching tool.

The tour will begin at the Casemate Museum.
This tour has a limit of 40 participants (2 groups of 20).
Tour Price: VA ASLA Members – $50; Non-members – $70

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Tour Title: Fort Monroe  by Saddle: A two-wheel rolling tour along streets, shores, and a seawall (bike tour)
approved for 3 hours of LA CES

Tour Leader(s):
Robert Kelly 

Fort Monroe Authority

Tour Description:
This session will present the historical use and development of Old Point Comfort through a site-wide bicycle tour. The site’s natural and strategic settings are context for use over more than 400 years. Cyclists will be immersed in this site at a scale that allows for movement in and through a landscape that includes the designed stone fort central to America’s coast defense system, a travel destination for generations of visitors, series of installation improvement and redevelopment campaigns, and the  increments of change over time.
This tour will conclude with a one hour walking tour of the Casemate Museum gallery.

Learning Objectives
1. Learn about the “Dutch Dialogue” methodology and values.
2. Learn about challenges to the design professions presented by risks such as sea level rise in a built urban setting.
3. Learn about a process to arrive at “multi-layered” solutions rather than “single objective” solutions.

Bikes and Helmets will be provided.

The tour will depart by bike from Fort Monroe. 
This tour has a limit of 10 participants.
Tour Price: VA ASLA Members – $50; Non-members – $70

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Tour Title: Old Point Comfort: the past, present, and the future…As seen from the water! (kayak tour)
approved for 3 hours of LA CES

Tour Leader(s):
Glenn Oder, FASLA 

Executive Director
Fort Monroe Authority

Tour Description:
Participants will enter Mill Creek at Old Point Comfort via the new fully accessible kayak Launch at Fort Monroe and discuss modern day designs for better public water access. The tour guide will present the history and significance of Captain John Smiths travels in the region and the impact the Captain John Smith Trail will have on getting people onto the historic waters of the region. Participants will view first-hand the impact of “armored shoreline” improvements and observe the resiliency of coastal grasses as they try to survive in the harshly improvised area along the inner coast of Mill Creek. The tour guide will lead discussion on property improvements that expand into state owned bottom lands and the legal implications of unimproved shoreline expansion projects.
This tour will conclude with a one hour walking tour of the Casemate Museum gallery.

Learning Objectives
1. Preparing Landscape Architects to be part of Coastal Improvement Project Teams by providing firsthand experience in the damage caused by armored shorelines and the benefits of living shorelines.
2. Demonstrate to Landscape Architects the skill sets needed to participate in coastal improvement projects and strengthen their resolve to apply for future coastal projects.
3. Educate Landscape Architects on the legal issues involved in unapproved coastal landfill projects and the legal maneuvers necessary to resolve the unintended consequences of shoreline filling projects.
4. Inform Landscape Architects about the waterfront history of the region especially the Captain John Smith Trail.

Kayaks will be provided. Helmets and life vests will be provided (vests only go up to a size large (if you will need a larger size you may need to bring your own.)

The tour will depart by kayak from a location near Fort Monroe..
This tour has a limit of 10 participants.
Tour Price: VA ASLA Members – $50; Non-members – $70

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Tour Title:  Chesapeake Bay and Harbor Tour including the Hampton River (boat tour) THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT!
Tour begins at 12:30pm
approved for 3.5 hours of LA CES

Tour Leader(s):

C.L. Bohannon, Ph.D., ASLA
Assistant Professor
Virginia Tech, School of Architecture+Design

Brian Katen, ASLA 
Virginia Tech, School of Architecture+Design

Mike Cobb
Curator, Fort Wool

Billy Summs

Captain, Great Goose

Tour Description:
This harbor tour will depart from historic Fort Monroe and proceed to the Hampton River and will include sights such as Hampton University and Blackbeard’s Point. The tour will also include Old Point Comfort Lighthouse and a guided walking tour and discussion of the Civil War island fortress Fort Wool.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explore Chesapeake Bay’s rich history and potential as an educational site for the study of changing coastal environment dynamics.
2. Explore the multiple narratives with the Forts Monroe and Wool’s history of events and participants.
3. Understand the impact of sea level rise on the coast cities and the implications for coastal resilience in the future.

The tour will depart by boat from a location at Fort Monroe. The tour will end back at the point of departure.
THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT!!!!

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Housing

We have a block of rooms at The Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel located at 700 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669 To reserve a room click on this link. You will be taken to their website where you will enter the arrival and departure dates, number of people, and then click check on availability.  You can also call 866-375-6054 and give the reservation agent the code VLA. The hotel is less than 5 miles from Fort Monroe.  NOTE: The Room Block will close on Friday, August 26th.

Questions?

Contact the VA ASLA office at 804-523-2901 or admin@vaasla.org.
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Questions?
Contact the VA ASLA office at 804-523-2901 or admin@vaasla.org