In the wake of the Civil War, American universities emerged as important national institutions.  Olmsted believed that the physical environment of learning – buildings and grounds – played a significant role in the success of education.  He planned campuses for Cornell and Stanford and successor Olmsted firms undertook projects at scores of institutions including Duke, Sewanee, Colby College, Harvard, Gallaudet, Wellesley, Swarthmore, and Johns Hopkins. 

In this day-long symposium, practitioners and scholars will focus on the Olmsteds and Campus Design to discuss campus planning and how Olmsted principles can inform campus design today.    The roster of speakers includes: 

  • Cathy Blake, FASLA, University Landscape Architect, Stanford University: Rebuilding the Olmsted Framework at Stanford University
  • Mark Hough, FASLA, University Landscape Architect, Duke University: Uncovering the Olmsted Brothers Legacy at Duke University
  • Laurie Olin, FASLA, FAAR, Partner, Olin Studio and member Olmsted 200 Honorary Committee.  Keynote: The Olmsteds and the American Campus
  • Frederick Steiner, FASLA, FAAR, Dean and Paley Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Design: Olmsted and Land Grant Institutions
  • Michael Vergason, FASLA, FAAR, Principal, Michael Vergason Landscape Architects: Adapting Olmsted Precedent in Contemporary Campus Design

Continuing education credits will be offered and attendance is limited to 80 participants. For a small fee, breakfast and lunch will be served.  

More details, including how to register, will be available soon.