Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is generally regarded as the father of American landscape architecture. Among his works in twenty-four U.S. states and Washington, D.C., is the iconic design of Central Park in New York City. In Atlanta, his legacy is seen in the Druid Hills neighborhood near Emory University.
The University System of Georgia has approved a new PhD
degree with a major in Building Construction at Georgia Tech, the first such
offering in the nation. Housed within the College of Architecture and the
School of Building Construction, the program is now accepting applications for
fall 2012 admission.