2015

2015 Designing the Parks Team

Sasha Bachier is from Roxbury, Massachusetts and holds a BFA in Architecture and Design from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has just completed her first year of graduate studies in Architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Sasha is returning to our office—in 2013 she served as the Assistant Team Leader for the very successful Designing the Parks Summer Internship Program. During her 10-week summer HAF 2015 internship, she will be assisting with a cultural landscape inventory for the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, MA and preparing treatment guidelines for Governors Island National Monument in New York Harbor.

Ericka Duym is from Trenton, Maine and holds a BS in Landscape Horticulture from the University of Maine at Orono and just graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Masters in Landscape Architecture. In her 20-week internship, Ericka will be updating the cultural landscape report for the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area and completing a vegetation management plan for Peddocks Island. Ericka will also assist with a preservation maintenance plan for Gettysburg National Military Park.

Kristi Lin is from California and studying Landscape Architecture at the University of California at Davis. During her 10-week summer CRDIP internship, Kristi will be assisting with landscape treatment specifications and maps for Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. She will also work together with the other interns and OCLP staff to develop agricultural management guidelines for the historic farmland at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, assist with landscape documentation on the Boston Harbor Islands, and assist with a feature inventory for the historic hiking trails at Acadia National Park.

Shanasia Sylman is from San Antonio, Texas and a recent graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a BS in Environmental Engineering. She will begin a graduate studies in Landscape Architecture in the fall at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). During her 10-week summer CRDIP internship, Shanasia will be collaborating with the other interns to prepare site maps and working on cultural landscape inventories at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site and schematic site plans and plant lists for historic gardens within Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park.

Ashley Braquet is from Louisiana and graduated in spring of 2014 from the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters of Landscape Architecture. After her 28-week internship, Ashley extended her internship at the Olmsted Center through June of 2015. She is continuing work on documenting historic fences for Gettysburg National Military Park and preparing a Cultural Landscape Report on Salem National Maritime Historic Site with a focus on the effects of climate change.

2015 Olmsted Center / SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry Field School Participants:

Sarah Hoagland is from Cornwall, New York and studied Art for a year at the University of Delaware before transferring to the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry where she is currently studying Landscape Architecture. This summer, she will be helping the OCLP create an inventory of the natural and built features along the hiking trails in Acadia National Park for future use in a cultural landscape inventory.

Jessey Horvat is from Easton, Connecticut and holds as B.S. in Resource Economics from the University of Connecticut, and has completed his first year of graduate studies in Landscape Architecture at SUNY-ESF. As part of a team of students participating in the Acadia Field School, Jessey will contribute to the documentation of the natural and built features of Acadia’s trail system.

Sara Reinstein is from Long Island, New York. She holds a B.S in Visual Arts Education with a minor in Art History from SUNY New Paltz, and has just completed her first year of graduate studies in Landscape Architecture at SUNY ESF. During her 6 week field school, she will be contributing to the documentation of the natural and built features of the Acadia National Park hiking system.

Vincent Ryan is from Hempstead, New York and goes to school at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. This is his first time to a National Park and he excited to take advantage of the opportunities of Acadia Field School. He plans on documenting the extraordinary ecology of the park through sketching and research to understand many of the systems that run through this National gem. Documenting the trails inventory slows down his pace to appreciate the finer details the park has to offer. He urges hikers like himself to slow down and watch the ground for all the complex lifeforms that live beneath our feet.

Pamella Selby is from Binghamton, New York and is studying landscape architecture at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF). She is working with six other ESF students at Acadia National Park and is updating the park’s inventory of the hiking trails to be used by park maintenance crews. The information collected will also contribute to a Cultural Landscape Inventory of the hiking trails at Acadia.

Nicholas Shannon is from Binghamton, New York and just finished his third year studying landscape architecture at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. Part of the Acadia National Park Field School, in conjunction with SUNY ESF and the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, he will be interning at the park for 6 weeks. During this time, he will be updating the inventory database of their historic hiking trails for use in the preparation of a Cultural Landscapes Inventory.