For more than half a century, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. (1870-1957) was one of America’s preeminent landscape architects who pioneered comprehensive planning and played a critical role in forming the nation’s county, state, and national parks. He wrote the key language that established the National Park Service, and for 30 years advised the Park Service on the management and conservation of water and scenic resources. In California, Olmsted helped established the California State Park system and East Bay Regional Park District, and recommended a 160,000-acre park and parkway network for the Los Angeles Region that still guides park advocates. In Colorado, his work resulted in Boulder’s city parks system and floodwater management, as well as Denver’s 40,000-acre mountain park system. Join the National Association for Olmsted Parks, the National Building Museum, and our partners as we explore Olmsted’s lasting influence on trends and issues specific to the American West, including park management, metropolitan growth, and the protection of the region’s unique environmental resources.
The most comprehensive presentation to date of the full scope of Olmsted’s legacy, the symposium will discuss the continued relevance of, and inspirations from, his visionary work as we seek to address contemporary challenges in landscape architecture, regional planning, and natural resource conservation.
8.0 LU HSW (AIA) | 8.0 CM (AICP) | 8.0 LA CES (ASLA)
Please note that this symposium takes place at the Li Ka Shing Center, 291 Campus Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94305, on the campus of Stanford University.
Bios for confirmed speakers are added here as we receive them. Read the current symposium agenda. Driving directions and parking information for the symposium can be found here and here.
Day-long tours of Stanford's Campus and the East Bay Regional Park District are available on Friday, March 28th. Read about both tours here, and purchase your tickets on the next page.
Extended! Early Bird Registration through March 13, 2014:
$129 Museum, NAOP, ASLA, and other partner Members; $109 Students (full time, with valid ID); $169 Non-members – includes Symposium registration, CEUs, lunch and breaks.
Registration beginning March 14, 2014:
$159 Museum, NAOP, ASLA Members, and other partner Members; $139 Students (full time, with valid ID); $199 Non-members – includes Symposium registration, CEUs, lunch and breaks.
Online registration closes on March 23, 2014.
Symposium ticket price includes box lunch, snacks, and beverages. You can select a standard or vegan-option boxed lunch on the next page.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.