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Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959)

University Names Courtyard After Famous LA

Beatrix Farrand designed hundreds of landscapes (primarily gardens) across the country.


Beatrix Farrand was undoubtedly a very famous landscape architect. She was the only female founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, she designed two White House Gardens in 1913, and even has her own documentary directed by 2016 Emmy award winner Karyl Evans.

Between 1912 and 1943, Farrand was Princeton University's official landscape architect and designed many different areas of the historic campus. One of those areas, a courtyard located among Henry, Foulke, Laughlin and 1901 residence halls, will be forever dedicated to Farrand, as the university announced it will name the courtyard Beatrix Farrand Courtyard in her honor.



University Names Courtyard After Famous LA

One of her most notable works can be seen at the Dumbarton Oaks estate in Washington D.C. This is her original site plan sourced from the Library of Congress. Back in 2000, LandscapeArchitect.com published a short news piece on a controversy surrounding this site. Check out that article here: https://tinyurl.com/y6hjdbr4.


"Beatrix Farrand's legacy endures not only through her beautiful, practical and still flourishing designs, but through continuing application of guidelines she developed that have shaped Princeton's landscape through successive generations," said professor of history Angela Creager in a statement found on the Princeton website.



The complete news release by Princeton University can be accessed by clicking this link: https://tinyurl.com/y5wyz225.



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