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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 »

A pioneering woman in the field of landscape architecture, Pattison's Modernist designs include the Kimbell Art Museum and Four Freedoms Park.

Recognized as one of the most prominent figures in the history of American architecture, Hunt established a new style of grand houses for the social elite of the Gilded Age.

Oral Histories »

  • 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.

  • The San Diego-based landscape architect's oral history is the ninth in the series and the first in high-def.

Recent Stewards »

The core of this artist's fascinating work: "I’m interested in the place where human culture and our natural environment connect."

Landscape architect and Columbus native Art Hopkins discusses stewardship of a hometown icon.

Recent Pioneer Biographies »