The Cultural Landscape Foundation

The Cultural Landscape Foundation
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The Cultural Landscape Foundation is the only not-for-profit (501c3) foundation in America dedicated to increasing the public's awareness and understanding of the importance and irreplaceable legacy of its cultural landscapes.  Through education, technical assistance, and outreach, TCLF provides people with the ability to see, understand and value landscape architecture and its practitioners, in the same way that many people have learned to do with buildings and their designers. TCLF is conducting its 9th annual silent auction of artwork. The auction will feature more than 75 sketches, paintings, photographs, books and other ephemera by notable landscape architects and artists. In addition, the auction will include more than a dozen works by celebrated photographers from across the country. The artwork will be on view, and bidding will take place from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, November 16 and 9 am to 4 pm (bidding closes at 4 pm sharp!) on Sunday, November 17 at booth #2454 in the expo hall.

Charles Birnbaum, president and CEO of the nonprofit Cultural Landscape Foundation, spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times on Sunday and said that “Altogether the confiscation of 20-plus acres for the Obama Presidential Center, golf course consolidation and expansion, new roads, impacts on the lakefront, loss of historic trees, and a parking garage at the...

A remnant of the Crown Lands granted in 1793 to Colonel Samuel Smith of the Queen’s Rangers, this 78-hectare park on the shore of Lake Ontario includes part of the grounds of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital (originally the Mimico Branch Asylum), which operated from 1889 to 1979. Envisioned as a self-sufficient community living in a...

Comprising three city blocks between Fifth Avenue, Avenue of the Americas, West 51st, and West 48th Streets in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the 22-acre complex includes nineteen business and entertainment buildings, predominantly in the Art Deco style, constructed under John D. Rockefeller, Jr., in the 1930s. A number of architects collaborated...

Jean Walton was born in San Jose, California, in 1910 and raised by her mother in Berkeley after the death of her father. She earned a bachelor’s degree in applied arts from the California School of Arts and Crafts in 1934. In 1940, she began working for Dorothy Thorpe, a glass and dinnerware designer based in Los Angeles. During World War II,...

That point was echoed by Charles Birnbaum, president and CEO of the Cultural Landscape Foundation: “Altogether the confiscation of 20-plus acres for the Obama Presidential Center, golf course consolidation and expansion, new roads, impacts on the lakefront, loss of historic trees, and a parking garage at the Midway, result in a massive adverse...

The Cultural Landscape Foundation says the design would destroy one of the most significant examples of urban landscaping by the celebrated modernist architect Paul Friedberg. His other projects include Peavey Plaza, in Minneapolis, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and New York City's Battery Park City.

They also found a nationally known heavy-hitter, Cultural Landscape Foundation President and CEO Charles Birnbaum, to lead the local discussion. He credited the garden club for its ambitious undertaking.“Usually clubs take on beautification projects such as butterfly gardens, rain collection gardens and conservation activities,” Mr. Birnbaum said....

Charles Birnbaum, president and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, told the Hyde Park Herald that the review would bring much-needed transparency to a process that should consider any changes to the park as parts of a whole.

Charles Birnbaum is president and CEO of the nonprofit Cultural Landscape Foundation and says the review is the “first time to think holistically about the park.”

”It [Section 106] allows for transparency and the broadest possible public to be engaged in a process when a historic property such as Jackson Park is the subject for changes and alterations,” said Charles Birnbaum, president, and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). “The goal of [section] 106 is to minimize what the adverse impact...