Great Shasta Rail Trail
In February 2013, twenty professionals and volunteers from the American Society of Landscape Architects, the National Park Service, and the Great Shasta Rail Trail Core Team met in Sacramento, CA for a day-long design workshop. The volunteer landscape architects from the Northern California Chapter included Dave Mitchell, Chris Kent and John Stevenson. The vision for the project is to develop an 80-mile scenic multi-use trail along an existing rail bed between the towns of McCloud and Burney, near Mt. Shasta, California. The workshop focused on developing solutions for the project’s design challenges and generating visuals which communicate these ideas to the […]Posted in ASLA News, Design, Planning , Urban Design & Transportation. Tags: design workshop, Great Shasta Rail Trail, NPS, public space, Rails Trail, The Year of Public Service.
The Great Shasta Rail Trail Design Charrette
ASLA-NCC and the Sierra ASLA joined forces to help the National Park Service (NPS) brainstorm ideas for the Great Shasta Rail Trail project. Sally Sheridan, landscape architect with the NPS – Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program, coordinated the February workshop, working closely with ASLA Past-Presidents, April Philips (NCC), and Dalton LaVoie (Sierra). Goals for the workshop were twofold:
To provide conceptual designs for primary and secondary trailheads that illustrate a range of user facilities and carrying capacity, and
To bring to life and detail the look and feel of Great Shasta Rail Trail
Eight volunteer landscape architects, including Chris Kent and Dave Mitchell from ASLA-NCC, spent an enjoyable and productive day with the members of the […]Posted in ASLA News, Planning , Urban Design & Transportation. Tags: ASLA-NCC, ASLA-Sierra, charrette, Great Shasta Rail Trail, NPS-RTCA, pro bono, public space, trails, volunteer.
The Great Shasta Rail Trail Design Workshop is looking for landscape architects to participate in the workshop. The all-day workshop will take place in Sacramento at the AIA Gallery (1400 S Street, Suite 100) at 8 AM on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. The goals for the workshop are twofold: (1) focus on developing concept plans for two different types of trailheads for the Great Shasta Rail Trail (GSRT), and (2) generate ideas for the identity and image of the Rail Trail.
They are looking for up to 10 landscape architects to work with the Core Team members to provide “fresh eyes” and professional design expertise to these scenarios. Skills that would benefit this particular project would […]Posted in ASLA News. Tags: ASLA Sierra Chapter, Burney, Burney Falls, charrette, Great Shasta Rail Trail, McCloud, McCloud River Falls, PCT, workshop.