Frederick Law Olmsted Founder of landscape architechture Frederick Law Olmsted What architect so nobleas he who, with far reaching conception of beauty, in designing power, sketches the outlines, writes the colors, becomes the builder and directs the shadows of a picture so great that Nature shall be employed upon it for generations, before the work he arranged for her shall realize his intentions. Frederick Law Olmsted Biography Early life and education Olmsted was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on April , .His father, John Olmsted, was a prosperous merchant who took a lively interest in nature, people, and places Frederick Law and his younger brother, John Hull, also showed this interest. Frederick Law Olmsted s Life FrederickLawOlmsted Frederick Law Olmsted During the later half of the nineteenth century cities in America underwent tremendous changes More people were moving to the cities than ever before. Home Frederick Law Olmsted PBS Frederick Law Olmsted was among the first to regard landscape architecture as a profession and a fine art in fact, with Calvert Vaux he virtually created that profession. Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site U.S Frederick Law Olmsted is recognized as the founder of American landscape architecture and the nation s foremost parkmaker Olmsted moved his home to suburban Boston in and established the world s first full scale professional office for the practice of landscape design. Frederick Law Olmsted Designing the American Landscape A man of passionate vision and drive, Frederick Law Olmsted defined and named the profession of landscape architecture and designed America s most beloved parks and landscapes of the past century New York s Central Park, Brooklyn s Prospect Park, the Genius of Place The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted A Frederick Law Olmsted is arguably the most important historical figure that the average American knows the least about Best remembered for his landscape architecture, from New York s Central Park to Boston s Emerald Necklace to Stanford University s campus, Olmsted was also an influential journalist, early voice for the environment, and abolitionist credited with helping dissuade England from City of Rochester Olmsted s Parks The Emerald Necklace of Parks Rochester s park system owes a great debt to Frederick Law Olmsted April , August , , often called the father of American landscape architecture. Olmsted Archives Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Archival Collections at Olmsted NHS The surviving records of the Olmsted firm are held primarily at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site and at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C Originally together in Brookline, these collections complement each Japanese Knotweed Eat The Invaders Fighting Invasive It s the s Frederick Law Olmstead, who, in his thirties, co designed a little patch of ground in New York called Central Park, in his forties sells Boston on the Emerald Necklace, a whole new park system and, in the process, he plants miles of parkway with a brand new import he thinks pretty and perfect for hedges, windbreaks, and erosion control.