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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 »

Known as the father of landscape architecture in Canada, Dunington-Grubb worked in the Beaux-Arts and Modernist styles in a career spanning half a century.

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

Oral Histories »

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

  • A recent recipient of the National Medal of the Arts, Olin has profoundly influenced practitioners and the general public through his extensive body of built works and more than forty years of teaching.

Recent Stewards »

Landslide 2014 was unveiled at this NY-based artist's studio – read about the influence of landscape on her life and work.

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.

Recent Pioneer Biographies »