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. 
Frederick Law Olmsted is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Landscape Architects
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Frederick Law Olmsted (April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903) 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

Roberto Burle Marx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Landscape Architects
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Roberto Burle Marx

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

Lawrence Halprin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Landscape Architects
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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, 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

Jean-Charles Alphand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Landscape Architects
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Jean-Charles Alphand

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