The founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, Charles Birnbaum analyzes how landscape architect Lawrence Halprin created public spaces that galvanized cities. “There are many practitioners I am fortunate to count as friends,” he says. “The person I miss daily is Larry Halprin, a visionary with a wide comfort zone who took a great big bite out of life.”

Favorite outdoor space: “The Frick’s East 70th Street Garden by Russell Page—it’s a master class in restraint.”  Meet the Faces Behind Our Outdoor Issue by Dwell

Meet the Faces Behind Our Outdoor Issue

The founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, Charles Birnbaum analyzes how landscape architect Lawrence Halprin created public spaces that galvanized cities. “There are many practitioners I am fortunate to count as friends,” he says. “The person I miss daily is Larry Halprin, a visionary with a wide comfort zone who took a great big bite out of life.”

Favorite outdoor space: “The Frick’s East 70th Street Garden by Russell Page—it’s a master class in restraint.”

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