Pioneers Oral Histories

The Pioneers of American Landscape Design® Oral History Project is an ever-growing, award-winning series of videotaped first-person interviews with significant practitioners.

The goal of the series is to make these practitioners’ stories available to future generations of stewards, designers, researchers and heritage travelers. The series format examines each designer’s personal and professional history, their overall design philosophy and how that approach was carried out in their most emblematic projects. Richly edited, the video segments include never-before-seen archival footage, new photography, and on‐location videography. In addition to advancing historical research, the Pioneers of American Landscape Design® initiative fosters a richer, deeper appreciation for often invisible, typically little-known, and, in some instances, threatened works of landscape architecture.