List of famous male landscape architects, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male landscape architects list contains the most prominent and top males known for being landscape architects. There are thousand of males working as landscape architects in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic landscape architects have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a landscape architect then the people below should give you inspiration.
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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 many well-known urban parks with his senior partner Calvert Vaux, including Prospect Park and Central Park in New York City, as well as Elm Park, considered by many to be the first municipal park in America. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 81 (1822-1903)
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticutsee more on Frederick Law Olmsted
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 tropical garden design in the 20th century. Water gardens were a popular theme in his work. He was deftly able to transfer traditional artistic expressions such as graphic design, tapestry and folk art into his landscape designs. He also designed fabrics, jewellery and stage sets. He was one of the first people to call for the conservation of Brazil's rainforests. More than 50 plants bear his ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 85 (1909-1994)
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
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, Joseph Esherick, Vernon DeMars, Mario J. Ciampi, and others associated with UC Berkeley. Gradually accumulating a regional reputation in the northwest, Halprin first came to national attention with his work at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, the Ghirardelli Square adaptive-reuse project in San Francisco, and the landmark pedestrian street / transit mall Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. Halprin's ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 93 (1916-2009)
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of Americasee more on Lawrence Halprin
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 engineer Eugène Belgrand and the landscape architect Jean-Pierre Barillet-Deschamps. Jean-Charles Alphand's notable accomplishments include: Temple Square The Paris Observatory Avenue The Gardens of Champs-Élysées Parc Monceau Boulevard Richard-Lenoir Bois de Vincennes Parc Montsouris Bois de Boulogne Parc des Buttes-Chaumont Square des Batignolles Jardin des Plantes du Mans After the retirement of ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 74 (1817-1891)
Birthplace: Grenoble, France