Nicholas Quennell

Nicholas Quennell Oral History

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Noted New York City-based landscape architect Nicholas Quennell shares his life, career, and design philosophy in the twelfth installment of the award-winning Pioneers of American Landscape Design oral history series.

Quennell is acclaimed for his work on many important historic parks, his civic leadership (he was president of the New York City Art Commission), and his innovative collaborations with noted artists such as Maya Lin and Barbara Kruger.

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Video Clips are divided into three categories: BIOGRAPHY, DESIGN, and PROJECTS

Each clip is between 1 and 4 minutes long.

Interview: Nicholas Quennell was interviewed in his Manhattan office in October 2013.

Nicholas Quennell Oral History Transcript


Reflections: Nicholas Quennell has been a practitioner and educator in the United States for more than fifty years. The Cultural Landscape Foundation contacted his colleagues and professional associates to share their stories and memories.

Nicholas Quennell Reflections


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