The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Shaking Their Yankee Foundations: Evolving Modernist Ambitions,  October 8, 2010 at the Atlanta History Center


Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR

Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, is Founder and President of The Cultural Landscape Foundation. Prior to joining TCLF, Mr. Birnbaum spent fifteen years as the coordinator of the National Park Service Historic Landscape Initiative and a decade in private practice with a focus on landscape preservation and urban design. Mr. Birnbaum’ most recent projects include the award-winning on-line series, Cultural Landscapes as Classrooms and editing Design with Culture: Claiming America’s Landscape Heritage for the University Press of Virginia. He has also edited Preserving Modern Landscape Architecture and its follow-up publication, Making Post-War Landscapes Visible for Spacemaker Press, Pioneers of American Landscape Design (McGraw Hill Companies, June 2000) and the follow up, Shaping the American Landscape (University of Virginia Press, 2009). In 1995, the ASLA awarded the Initiative the President's Award of Excellence and in 1996 inducted Mr. Birnbaum as a Fellow of the Society. Mr. Birnbaum served as a Loeb Fellow in 1998 at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design during which time he founded TCLF. Mr. Birnbaum is an instructor for the National Preservation Institute and in 2004 was awarded the Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and spent spring/summer of that year at the American Academy in Rome. Most recently he was the 2007 recipient of the LaGasse Medal and the 2009 recipient of the President's Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects.