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Olmsted Schools

Between 1857 and 1950, the landscape architecture firm founded by Frederick Law Olmsted designed 355 school and college campuses. Some of the most famous are listed here.

Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux

1865 Piedmont Way at the College of California, Berkeley, California
1866 Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb (Now Gallaudet University), Washington, D.C.


Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Frederick Law Olmsted

1872-94 Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
1874-81 Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut


Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Frederick Law Olmsted with his stepson John Charles Olmsted and, until 1893, Henry Sargent Codman

1886-1914 Stanford University, Palo Alto, California


Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts

Charles Eliot and Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. Also with John Charles Olmsted until 1920

1865-99 Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
1895-1927 Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
1896-1922 Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts
1896-1932 Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
1900-06 Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
1901-1910 University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1902-12 Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts
1902-20 University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
1903-19 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
1925-31 Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1925-65 Duke University, Durham, North Carolina


University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

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