Public and Private: The Twin Poles of Landscape Architecture
Renowned landscape architect Laurie Olin, FASLA, creates elegant environments that seamlessly accommodate heavy human and vehicular traffic, while providing beautiful, restful spaces. Here in New York City, we experience the transformative nature of his work when we stride through Columbus Circle or linger in Bryant Park. From the celebrated Washington Monument Grounds to more recent projects such as the AIA award-winning Barnes Foundation, he and his firm, OLIN, create timeless public spaces that celebrate social gatherings, natural systems, and urban life.
A Guggenheim Fellow, an ASLA Fellow, an honorary member of the AIA, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Olin is also an award-winning author who has written widely on the history and theory of architecture and landscape. But perhaps surprisingly—even after receiving the NEA’s National Medal of the Arts from President Obama—Olin remains enthusiastic about residential work, and continues to bring harmony and balance to the outdoor spaces of private homes.