The Olmsted Effect | Shaping The Future Through Landscapes
Frederick Law Olmsted redefined the American experience through his craft, creating a connection to nature through public works. His fundamental belief that well-designed landscapes can improve the human condition proliferated and shaped the way we build communities. The same ideas that defined the past can inform a more resilient future.
Guided Tours | Design Awards | Guest Speakers
Keynote Speaker, Laurie Olin, FASLA
Laurie is a distinguished teacher, author, and one of the most renowned landscape architects practicing today. From vision to realization, he has guided many of OLIN’s signature projects, which span the history of the studio from the Washington Monument Grounds in Washington, DC to Bryant Park in New York City. He is currently Practice Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught for 40 years, and is former chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University. Laurie is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and recipient of the 1998 Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.