Herb Schaal Oral History and Lecture 2007

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Schaal, Herbert R.
Size
1608.92 Megabytes (14 files)
Call number
MC 00615
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The Herb Schaal Oral History and Lecture, 2007, contains recordings and transcripts of remarks from Schaal. Schaal gave the oral history interview at his ranch in Colorado as part of an EDAW project to capture the firm's history, and he delivered the lecture to a gathering of EDAW employees. Schaal reflected on his experiences in landscape architecture; his devotion to the field's basic agenda of art, society and ecology; his approach to design and form-making; his observations about the evolution of EDAW and how that relates to the history and evolution of landscape architecture; and his thoughts on firm culture.

Herb Schaal, a native of the Bay area in California, is founding principal of the Fort Collins office of EDAW, now AECOM. Schaal received his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona and his Master of Landscape Architecture from State University of New York at Syracuse. He worked in North Carolina and at NC State's Department of Landscape Architecture for Richard Moore, then chair of the department and previously Schaal's professor at Cal Poly Pomona. Schaal's work has included urban design studies; site planning and design for corporate facilities and campuses; highway and corridor work; and re-vegetation of difficult sites and disturbed areas. His specialty is public gardens, including educational gardens for children and contemplative gardens for healthcare facilities. Dozens of Schaal's projects have been recognized for awards by the American Society of Landscape Architects, of which he is a Fellow.

Biographical/historical note

Herb Schaal, a native of the San Francisco Bay area in California, is founding principal of the Fort Collins office of Eckbo, Dean, Austin, and Williams (EDAW, now AECOM) landscape architecture firm. Schaal received his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona and his Master of Landscape Architecture from State University of New York at Syracuse. He worked in North Carolina at NC State's Department of Landscape Architecture for Richard Moore, then chair of the department and previously Schaal's professor at Cal Poly Pomona. Schaal's work has included urban design studies; site planning and design for corporate facilities and campuses; highway and corridor work; and re-vegetation of difficult sites and disturbed areas. His specialty is public gardens, including educational gardens for children and contemplative gardens for healthcare facilities. Dozens of Schaal's projects have been recognized for awards by the American Society of Landscape Architects, of which he is a Fellow.

Scope/content

The Herb Schaal Oral History and Lecture, 2007, contains recordings and transcripts of remarks from Schaal. Schaal gave the oral history interview at his ranch in Colorado as part of an EDAW project to capture the firm's history, and he delivered the lecture to a gathering of EDAW employees. Schaal reflected on his experiences in landscape architecture; his devotion to the field's basic agenda of art, society and ecology; his approach to design and form-making; his observations about the evolution of EDAW and how that relates to the history and evolution of landscape architecture; and his thoughts on firm culture.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged one series: 1. Oral History and Lecture.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Herb Schaal Oral History and Lecture, MC 00615, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Gift of Herb Schaal, November 2016 (Accession no. 2016.0335).

Processing information

Processed by: Lindsey Naylor and Gwynn Thayer; machine-readable finding aid created by: Lindsey Naylor, 2017 March.

The collection is organized into one principal series:

Oral History and Lecture 2007 May (2016.0335)
Size: 14 files; 1609.04 megabytes
CDF Lecture, Transcription 2007 May (2016.0335)
Size: 1 file; 102 Kilobytes
CDF Lecture, Audio File 2007 May (2016.0335)
Size: 1 file; 73 megabytes
Principal Meeting Audio Clip 01, Schaal Ranch Interview 2007 May (2016.0335)
Size: 1 file; 6.5 megabytes
Principal Meeting Audio Clip 02, Schaal Ranch Interview 2007 May (2016.0335)
Size: 1 file; 7.2 megabytes
Principal Meeting Audio Clip 03, Schaal Ranch Interview 2007 May (2016.0335)
Size: 1 file; 7.9 megabytes
Principal Meeting Video Clip 01, Schaal Ranch Interview 2007 May (2016.0335)
Size: 1 file; 156 megabytes
Principal Meeting Video Clip 02, Schaal Ranch Interview 2007 May (2016.0335)
Size: 1 file; 135 megabytes
Principal Meeting Video Clip 03, Schaal Ranch Interview 2007 May (2016.0335)
Size: 1 file; 146 megabytes
Tape 01, Schaal Ranch Interview 2007 May (2016.0335)
Size: 1 file; 85 megabytes
Tape 02, Schaal Ranch Interview 2007 May (2016.0335)
Size: 1 file; 66 megabytes
Tape 03, Schaal Ranch Interview 2007 May (2016.0335)
Size: 1 file; 68 megabytes
Schaal Ranch Interview Video: Archive Quality 2007 May (2016.0335)
Size: 1 file; 858 megabytes
Schaal Ranch Interview, Transcription 2007 May (2016.0335)
Size: 1 file; 136 Kilobytes
Schaal Ranch Interview, Transcription, PDF 2007 May (2016.0335)
Size: 1 file; 181 Kilobytes

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Herb Schaal Oral History and Lecture, MC 00615, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.