The ASLA-NCC 2016 South Bay Lecture Series


The ASLA-NCC 2016 South Bay Lecture Series

Thursday, March 24th

picHistoric American Landscape Survey (HALS)

On March 24, 2016, Chris Pattillo, FASLA will talk about the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). In 2000, ASLA joined with the National Park Service and Library of Congress to create the HALS program which is modeled on HABS – the American Building Survey created in 1933. HALS is a documentation program that recognizes and records important historic landscapes, both designed and vernacular.


Chris will give a brief history of HALS and will describe two methodologies of documentation – the short form and standard format. A case study of Doyle Drive will be included to illustrate how that important historic site was documented.


This will be a visually stimulating program and very informative.


Since 2004 Chris has been involved with the Northern California Chapter of HALS and has served as our chapter’s liaison nationally. Chapter members prepared documentation for several California Missions as part of the 2012 HALS Challenge – a national program conceived by the California chapter. They have documented the Kaiser Roof Garden designed by Ted Osmundson, the Berkeley City Club, and just finished recording the gardens at Sunset Magazine’s Menlo Park headquarters designed by Thomas D. Church. 


When: Thursday, March 24, 2016

Where: San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, 520 S 1st St, San Jose
Free parking is available in the lot under I-280 (see below map)


Reception: 6:00 – 6:30

Lecture: 6:30 -8:00

Cost: ASLA Members $10, Non-members $15, Students with Current I.D. Free

Register: CLICK HERE 

Note:  There is an event at the SAP Center so avoiding that area of town is recommended.  Caltrain, ACE, Amtrak and light rail arrive at Diridon Station and a free DASH bus is available to the downtown area from there.  It’s a short walk from the Convention Center light rail station and a longer, but easy walk from Diridon Station.



To view past lectures on the ASLA-NCC website CLICK HERE.