Ralph D. Cornell

Dean of Southern California Landscape Architecture
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 7:30am to Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 10:00pm

Arguably the most influential practitioner of landscape design in Southern California, Cornell (1890-1972) was considered the “Olmsted of Los Angeles,” His extensive portfolio includes subdivisions, parks, civic landscapes, and multiple college campus plans as well as residential work. Serving as UCLA consulting landscape architect from 1937 until his death, he successfully used landscape design to unify the campus’s varied architecture, transitioning from Beaux Arts traditions to Modernism. This exhibit features selections from the incredible wealth of visual materials related to his long and varied career in the Ralph D. Cornell Papers in UCLA Library Special Collections.


Research Library (Charles E. Young)