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Landscape architect

Robert Sigmund Reich, American landscape architect. Recipient Teaching award of merit Gamma Sigma Delta, 1963, Baton Rouge Green Individual Honor award, 1996.


Reich, Robert Sigmund was born on March 22, 1913 in New York City. Son of Ulysses S. and Adele G. Reich.


Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, 1934. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1941. Postgraduate, University Southern California, 1951.


Instructor landscape design Cornell University, 1936-1939, 40-41. Instructor landscape design University Connecticut, 1939-1940. Institute Land Design Louisiana State University, 1941-1946, assistant professor landscape architecture, 1946-1949, associate professor, 1949-1960, professor, since 1960, Alumni professor, since 1967, head department landscape architecture, 1964-1979, director School Landscape Architecture, 1979-1983.

Professor Landscape Architecture, since 1992. Instructor Shrivenham (England) American University, 1946, Biarritz (France) American University, 1947. Visiting lecturer Tulane University, 1958-1967.

Judge, instructor National Council Garden Clubs, since 1956. Member task force on parks, recreation and tourism Goals for Louisiana Program. Member committee to establish Chicot State Park Arboretum, Ville Plate, Louisiana, 1964, member steering committee, 1964-1975.

Examiner Louisiana Board Examination for Landscape Architects, 1957-1977.


Member committee to establish City/Parish Beautification Commission, 1961-1982. Member area and facilities committee Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission, 1957-1983. Board directors Hubbard Education Trust, Weston, Massachusetts, since 1967.

Advisory committee Friends of Frederick Law Olmsted Papers, 1983-1995. With United States Army, 1942-1945. In charge alter arrangements University United Methodist Church, since 1945.

Fellow American Society Landscape Architects (trustee 1968-1971, 83-86, 3d vice president 1971-1973, Medal 1992). Member American Institute of Architects (honorary), Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute (director 1975-1977, award of merit 1968), Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Alpha xi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Lambda Alpha.


Married Helen Elizabeth Adams, May, 1945. Children: Barbara, Betsy, Bob, Bill.

Ulysses S.

Adele G. Reich

Helen Elizabeth Adams

Barbara Reich

Betsy Reich

Bob Reich

Bill Reich