Celebrating World Landscape Architecture Month

April is a time to recognize all of the spectacular ways landscape architects utilize green spaces to transform the ordinary into breathtaking areas for communities to enjoy, be inspired, and connect with others. 

Last month, the father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, was honored in a big way. On April 26, the American Society of Landscape Architects celebrated what would have been his 200th birthday. In Illinois, it was also declared Frederick Law Olmsted Day. The artwork seen below is an old brown line print rendered with markers and colored pencil. It was created by Fran Gregory, of Fran Gregory Illustration, roughly 36 years ago while she and Steve Gregory (EEA’s Director of Land Planning & Landscape Architecture) were studying at Utah State University.