Spotlight on…Central Park
Explore the landscapes of Olmsted and Vaux's iconic Central Park in New York City.
Spotlight on… Terwilliger Parkway
Terwilliger Parkway in Portland, OR, was envisioned by John C. Olmsted at the turn of the 20th century.
Olmsted & the Olmsted Firm
Spotlight on… Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
In the nearly one hundred years the Olmsted Firm was active in Brookline, Massachusetts, no other firm in the country was comparable in number of employees, size of space, or scale of organization. Fairsted, now known as the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, held the firm’s offices.
Spotlight on…Gray Gardens
Learn about Gray Gardens in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Spotlight on…Mountain View Cemetery
Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, CA, was an early Olmsted design.
Spotlight on…the Arnold Arboretum
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University was shaped by Frederick Law Olmsted and his successors across decades.
Spotlight on…Stanford University
Explore how Olmsted shaped Stanford University in California.
Spotlight on…Washington Park in Milwaukee, WI
Explore the history of Olmsted's Washington Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Spotlight on…Boston’s Emerald Necklace
Stretching seven miles from end to end, the Emerald Necklace encompasses more than 1,100 acres of land, and stands as one of the nation’s earliest examples of green infrastructure—using organic materials such as stone, earth and plants to help absorb water and filter pollutants, instead of manmade structures of concrete or metal.
When Olmsted wrote "Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove" in 1865, he foresaw growing visitation and expressed concern about what would happen to the area if it wasn't properly managed.
Spotlight on…the U.S. Capitol Grounds
Dive into Frederick Law Olmsted's design of the U.S. Capitol Grounds in Washington, D.C.
Spotlight on…Jackson Park
Built in 1871, the Jackson Park landscape today includes lagoons, historic bridges, winding paths and the Wooded Island which were part of Olmsted’s original vision.
A look into Sudbrook, a suburban community near Baltimore designed in 1889 by Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr.
Spotlight on… Biltmore
Over a century ago, renowned landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, transformed the acreage around Biltmore House from overworked woodland to the lush, natural landscaped experienced today.
Spotlight on… The Olmsted Farmhouse
The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island, NY, was the site of agricultural and landscaping experiments by Olmsted and his home base for intellectual pursuits and travels that transformed his worldview and informed his social conscience, inspiring him thereafter to endeavor to improve society.