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A Deliberate ApproachOver a century ago, renowned landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, transformed the acreage around Biltmore House from overworked woodland to the lush, natural landscaped experienced today.
Spotlight on… The Olmsted FarmhouseThe Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island, NY, was the site of agricultural and landscaping experiments by Olmsted and his home base for intellectual pursuits and travels that transformed his worldview and informed his social conscience, inspiring him thereafter to endeavor to improve society.
Spotlight on…Gallaudet UniversityA look into Gallaudet University, a private federally chartered research university, whose mission is to empower deaf and hard of hearing students.
Spotlight on…Shelburne FarmsShelburne Farms is an education nonprofit working to inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future. Our campus, a 1,400-acre working farm and National Historic Landmark designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., makes that work a lot easier.
Spotlight on…StonehurstThe country house of philanthropists Robert Treat and Lydia Lyman Paine, Stonehurst crowns the career-long collaboration between Olmsted and the renowned American architect Henry Hobson Richardson.
Spotlight on… Druid Hills and Olmsted Linear ParkDruid Hills, now one of Atlanta’s historic in-town neighborhoods, is Frederick Law Olmsted’s “last suburb.”
Spotlight on… Olmsted Parks ConservancyLouisville’s system of parks and parkways, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and his sons, is one of only four completed parkway systems in the country.
Spotlight on… The Rochester Park System
Rochester, NY is one of only four cities in the U.S. with an entire park system designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted was commissioned in 1888 to design the first park for the city on 20 acres of donated land. However, Olmsted recommended the addition of lands along the Genesee River, north and south of […]