The Board of Directors of the Foundation for Landscape Studies
Cordially invites you to attend our Spring Benefit Luncheon
Place Maker Award to
Place Keeper Award to
Lifetime Achievement Award to
CHARLES ELIOT BEVERIDGE
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
11:30 am until 2:00 pm
The Loeb Central Park Boathouse
East 72nd Street and Park Drive North
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About the Honorees
A founding partner of the fifty-person, award-winning architectural firm of BKSK Architects, Stephen Byrns is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University School of Architecture. From 2004 to 2010 he served on the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and from 2000 to 2010 as a member of the board of directors of Wave Hill.
A Yonkers resident during the 1990s, Byrns was dismayed when he first saw the derelict Untermyer Gardens, once a horticultural showcase but by then a rarely visited, unevenly maintained public park. After founding the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy in 2010, he began working with horticultural advisor Marco Polo Stufano and head gardener Timothy Tilghman to initiate the ongoing restoration of a landscape that was once hailed in the press as “America’s Most Spectacular Garden.”
The executive director of New Yorkers for Parks since 2014, Tupper Thomas is a graduate of Goucher College. From 1981 to 2011 she served as the administrator of Prospect Park and, beginning in 1987, as founding president of the Prospect Park Alliance, a public-private partnership modeled on the Central Park Conservancy. During her thirty-year tenure, she was responsible for the ongoing operation of Prospect Park, its multimillion-dollar restoration, special events, public information, fundraising, and visitor services.
CHARLES ELIOT BEVERIDGE, PhD
As principal editor of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles Beveridge has overseen the publication of eleven volumes of a twelve-volume series of Olmsted’s correspondence, reports, and other writings. In addition, he is the author, in collaboration with the noted photographer Paul Rocheleau, of Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing the American Landscape. As a historical consultant and advisor, he has participated in the preservation of more than forty Olmsted-designed landscapes. He is an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and a founding member of the National Association for Olmsted Parks. In 2005 the American Society of Landscape Architects awarded him its prestigious Olmsted Medal for environmental stewardship.
Awards are given by the Foundation for Landscape Studies to individuals, organizations, and institutions in recognition of accomplishments in the related fields of landscape design, stewardship, scholarship, and preservation.