Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

US National Park Service

Brookline, MA


Revered as the founder of landscape architecture and creative genius in park planning, Frederick Law Olmsted was a leading designer in 19th century New England. Known for his designs of Central Park in Manhattan and the grounds of American icons including the White House and US Capitol in Washington, DC, Olmsted's work still inspires visitors nearly 150 years later. His home and workshop serve as a time capsule for scholars and visitors alike to explore the times in which he designed some of his most influential public works.

EYP was initially retained to assist the National Park Service develop a long-term, strategic overview of renovation and restoration options for the historic site, including solutions for accommodating the priceless archives of the Olmsted Firm. Over a decade, we completed numerous architectural and engineering studies and projects to restore and upgrade Olmsted's home and office to serve as a center for public learning and scholarship for future generations. Drawings and records are safeguarded in a newly designed, climate-controlled archival vault, and upgrades to the research room secure the treasured artifacts to ensure their continuing availability to researchers.

Building Facts

  • 22,500 SF 
  • 2 acres