Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Happy 194th Birthday to Frederick Law Olmsted!

Portrait of Frederick Law Olmsted

Considered to be the father of American landscape architecture, his major roles included architect-in-chief of New York City's Central Park and site planner of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Though most frequently recognized for his work on some of America's most famous parks, he was also a journalist, conservationist, and the administrative head of the predecessor to the American Red Cross.

Olmsted is frequently discussed in Erik Larson's 2003 New York Times bestselling non-fiction book The Devil in the White City. I can personally recommend it as a really good read.

The Devil in the White City

Olmsted believed the purpose of landscape architecture was to affect the emotions of the observer. Likewise, we work hard to listen to your needs and create a landscape design which allows you to enjoy your outdoor living space with all your senses. Contact us today to get started on your own personal park!

Click here for more information and examples of Frederick Law Olmsted's many contributions.