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From Olmsted to the Future: Stewarding the Planning and Architecture of the Stanford Campus

Presenter: David Lenox, Stanford University Architect

Stanford University was one of the few fortunate universities to have a master plan conceived by Frederick Law Olmsted prior to any building development. That brilliant framework plan continues to serve as the foundation for planning the Stanford campus in a cohesive and orderly manner. In this presentation, David "Dave" Lenox highlights the key precepts of the original campus plan, leads us on a journey to demonstrate how projects built in the recent decade uphold the original planning tenets, and also illustrates the guiding principles that ground the architecture and design.

Resources on Stanford University campus planning and architecture and Frederick Law Olmsted (1822 - 1903)