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Pioneers

Pioneers of American Landscape Design® chronicles the lives and careers of those who have designed our gardens, parks, streets, campuses, cemeteries, suburbs, and the innumerable other environments in which we live. This dynamic initiative utilizes multiple formats—including biographical profiles, oral histories, tours, and print publications—to educate, inspire, and promote the active sharing of information.

Pioneer Profiles »

Burle Marx‘s modernist landscapes and use of tropical plantings redefined Modernist landscape architecture in Brazil and impacted the field worldwide. 

Influenced by English, French, and Islamic design, Page is known for the numerous gardens he created throughout Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America.

Oral Histories »

  • The oral history of this acclaimed and influential Seattle-based landscape architect covers a career that spanned more than fifty years.

  • TCLF’s tenth oral history provides an in-depth look into the experiences, philosophy, and work of one of America’s most recognized landscape architects.

Recent Stewards »

Thanks to Hilchey, the humble Concord Grape now has a Heritage Area, and he wants to create them across the U.S. for other crops.

This Taos, New Mexico-based landscape architect says: "Every effort should be made to preserve and maintain the landscapes we inherit."

Recent Pioneer Biographies »