5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (MDT)


  • Denver Botanic Garden | Sturm Auditorium
  • 1007 York Street
  • Denver
  • Colorado

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Denver GSD alumni were invited to a presentation on Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. by Charles Birnbaum LF ’98.

This presentation drew on 40 years of professional practice—incorporating big ideas and anecdotes, and lifting the veil on those in Olmsted’s practice and his successor firms from 1857–1979, beyond those named Olmsted. Additionally, this presentation addressed how the Olmsted practice serves as the definer and proselytizer of the professional discipline that Olmsted Sr. named and how the firm defines what a corporate practice should look like and how it should function—including support for the “grand tour,” the idea of preparing multiple alternatives to sell your ideas. Learn more.

Organized by:
Anna Cawrse MLA ’12

Sponsored by: Civitas, UC Denver College of Architecture and Planning, ASLA CO, and Landscape Forms

Questions? Contact [email protected].