List of Famous Landscape Architects People

List of Famous Landscape Architects

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List of famous landscape architects, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top landscape architects in the world? This includes the most prominent landscape architects, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable landscape architects is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic landscape architects were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned landscape architects.

List includes Frederick Law Olmsted, Jean-Charles Alphand, more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known landscape architects to the lesser known landscape architects of today, these are some of the best professionals in the landscape architect field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous landscape architects ever?" and "What are the names of famous landscape architects?" then you're in the right place. (34 items)


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    Frederick Law Olmsted
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    Frederick Law Olmsted was an American landscape architect, journalist, social critic, and public administrator. He is popularly considered to be the father of American landscape architecture, although many scholars have bestowed that title upon Andrew Jackson Downing. Olmsted was famous for co-designing ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1822-1903)
    • Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Designer, Architect, Landscape architect
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    Roberto Burle Marx
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    Roberto Burle Marx was a Brazilian landscape architect whose designs of parks and gardens made him world famous. He is accredited with having introduced modernist landscape architecture to Brazil. He was known as a modern nature artist and a public urban space designer. His work had a great influence on ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1909-1994)
    • Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
    • Profession: Botonist, Architect, Landscape architect
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    Lawrence Halprin was an influential American landscape architect, designer and teacher. Beginning his career in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, in 1949, Halprin often collaborated with a local circle of modernist architects on relatively modest projects. These figures included William Wurster, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1916-2009)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Designer, Landscape architect, Teacher
    • Credits: Breath Made Visible
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    Jean-Charles Alphand

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    Jean-Charles Alphand
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    Jean-Charles Adolphe Alphand, born in 1817 and died in 1891, interred at Père Lachaise Cemetery, was a French Engineer of the Corps of Bridges and Roads. Under Napoléon III, Alphand participated in the renovation of Paris directed by Baron Haussmann between 1852 and 1870, in the company of another ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1817-1891)
    • Birthplace: Grenoble, France
    • Profession: Landscape architect
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    André Le Nôtre

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    André Le Nôtre
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    André Le Nôtre, originally rendered as André Le Nostre, was a French landscape architect and the principal gardener of King Louis XIV of France. Most notably, he was the landscape architect who designed the park of the Palace of Versailles, and his work represents the height of the French formal garden ...more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1613-1700)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Landscape architect
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    Charles Alexander Jencks is an American architecture theorist and critic, landscape architect and designer. His books on the history and criticism of modernism and postmodernism are widely read in architectural circles. He studied under the influential architectural historians Sigfried Giedion and ...more

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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Architect, Landscape architect
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    George Kessler
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    George Edward Kessler was a German American pioneer city planner and landscape architect. Over the course of his forty-one year career, George E. Kessler completed over 200 projects and prepared plans for 26 communities, 26 park and boulevard systems, 49 parks, 46 estates and residences, and 26 schools.more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1862-1923)
    • Birthplace: Bad Frankenhausen, Germany
    • Profession: Architect, Landscape architect, Urban planner
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    John Nolen was an American landscape architect. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nolen was orphaned as a child and placed in Girard College. After he graduated first in his class in 1884, he worked as a grocery clerk and secretary to the Girard Estate Trust Fund before enrolling in the Wharton School ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1869-1937)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Landscape architect, Urban planner
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    Kathryn Gustafson is an American landscape architect. Her work includes the Gardens of the Imagination in Terrasson, France; a city square in Évry France; and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, London. She has won awards and prizes including the Millennium Garden Design ...more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: Yakima, Washington, United States of America
    • Profession: Architect, Landscape architect, Artist
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    Andrew Jackson Downing
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    Andrew Jackson Downing was an American landscape designer, horticulturalist, and writer, a prominent advocate of the Gothic Revival in the United States, and editor of The Horticulturist magazine. Many scholars consider Downing to be "The Father of American Landscape Architecture," although some ...more

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    • Age: Died at 37 (1815-1852)
    • Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Architect, Landscape architect
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    James Corner is a landscape architect and theorist whose works exhibit a focus on "developing innovative approaches toward landscape architectural design and urbanism." His designs of note include Fresh Kills Park on Staten Island and the High Line in Manhattan, both in New York City. Corner is a ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    • Profession: Architect, Landscape architect
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    Margaret Anne Feilman was Perth's first female town planner, having also practised as an architect and landscape designer. A founding member of the Western Australian Town Planning Institute in 1950, she engaged in substantial public speaking as a means of "educating the public as a whole on the need ...more

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    • Age: age 94
    • Birthplace: Perth, Australia
    • Profession: Architect, Landscape architect, Urban planner
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    Daniel Urban Kiley was an American landscape architect in the modernist style. He designed more than 1,000 projects including the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis and the Art Institute of Chicago's South Garden.more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1912-2004)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Architect, Landscape architect
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    Michael R. Van Valkenburgh is an American landscape architect and educator. He has worked on a wide variety of projects in the United States, Canada, Korea, and France, including public parks, college campuses, sculpture gardens, city courtyards, corporate landscapes, private gardens, and urban master ...more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Profession: Architect, Landscape architect
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    Beatrix Farrand
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    Beatrix Jones Farrand was a landscape gardener and landscape architect in the United States. Her career included commissions to design about 110 gardens for private residences, estates and country homes, public parks, botanic gardens, college campuses, and the White House. Only a few of her major works ...more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1872-1959)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Architect, Landscape architect
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    G. Glenn Oder is an American politician. From 2002–2012 he served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 94th district in the city of Newport News. He is a member of the Republican Party.more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Landscape architect
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    Peter Walker is a landscape architect in the United States, founder of PWP Landscape Architecture, INC and is described as "a veteran designer of corporate campuses and estates".more

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    • Profession: Architect, Landscape architect
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    Toni Maree Cronk is a field hockey goalkeeper from Australia, who made her debut for the Australian women's national team in October 2001 in the test series against New Zealand in Melbourne. Nicknamed Cronky she was a member of the Hockeyroos at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece and the 2012 ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Bankstown, Australia
    • Profession: Field Hockey player, Landscape architect
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    Frank Thiessen

    Frank Thiessen is a park designer and landscape architect.more

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    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Designer, Landscape architect
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    Jens Jensen

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    Jens Jensen
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    Jens Jensen was a Danish-American landscape architect. Jens Jensen worked with famed architect Howard Van Doren Shaw.more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1860-1951)
    • Birthplace: Denmark
    • Profession: Architect, Landscape architect
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