Warren H. Manning

UVA School of Architecture alumnus Christopher Patzke (MLA 1999) authored a short piece on Warren Manning's Master Plan for The University of Virginia for the Library of American Landscape History. The article will be published in a forthcoming (April 1, 2017) book entitled Warren H. Manning: Landscape Architect and Environmental Planner.  

As written in the book review, "Warren H. Manning’s (1860–1938) national practice comprised more than sixteen hundred landscape design and planning projects throughout North America, from small home grounds to estates, cemeteries, college campuses, parks and park systems, and new industrial towns. Manning approached his design and planning projects from an environmental perspective, conceptualizing projects as components of larger regional (in some cases, national) systems, a method that contrasted sharply with those of his stylistically oriented colleagues. In this regard, as in many others, Manning had been influenced by his years with the Olmsted firm, where the foundations of his resource-based approach to design were forged. Manning’s overlay map methods, later adopted by the renowned landscape architect Ian McHarg, providedthe basis for computer mapping software in widespread use today."