The latest issue of National Geographic has a great article on Frederick Law Olmsted, an amazingly prolific landscape architect best known for designing Central Park with his partner, Calbert Vaux. Not mentioned in the article is his Bay Area work. For example, he drew up the first campus plan for UC Berkeley in 1866, which established the basic orientation the campus has to this day. And his 1888 master plan for Stanford is once again guiding new construction, most notably the Hewlett and Packard Quad (formerly the Science and Engineering Quad) and its sequel, SEQ 2.

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