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Landscape architect , urban designer

Garrett Eckbo was American landscape architect, urban designer. Fellow American Society Landscape Architects (Classic award 1997); member International Federation Landscape Architects, World Society for Ekistics.

Background

Eckbo, Garrett was born on November 28, 1910 in Cooperstown, New York, United States. Son of Axel and Theodora (Munn) Eckbo.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University California, Berkeley, 1935. M. Landscape Architecture, Harvard University, 1938. Doctor of Fine Arts honoris causa, University New Mexico, 1992.

Career

Landscape architect Armstrong Nurseries, Ontario, California, 1935-1936, Farm Security Administration, United States Department Agriculture, San Francisco, 1939-1942. Private practice landscape architecture San Francisco Bay Area, 1942-1946, 65-97, Los Angeles, 1946-1965. Visiting lecturer landscape architecture University Southern California, 1948-1956.

Professor landscape architecture University California, Berkeley, 1965-1978, chairman department landscape architecture, 1965-1969. Retired, 1998.

Works

Membership

Fellow American Society Landscape Architects (Classic award 1997). Member International Federation Landscape Architects, World Society for Ekistics.

Connections

Married Arline Williams, September 17, 1937. Children: Marilyn Kweskin, Alison Peper.

father:
Axel Eckbo

mother:
Theodora (Munn) Eckbo

spouse:
Arline Williams

child:
Marilyn Kweskin Eckbo

child:
Alison Peper Eckbo