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Name:Lester Collins 
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CountryUNITED STATES 
Added to JGarden8/17/2001 
Last Updated8/17/2001 
DescriptionLester Collins, F.A.S.L.A. (1914-1993) had a long and distinguished career as a landscape architect and site planner, working on city planning, campus design, parks and private gardens in the eastern United States from Maine to Florida. Collins received a graduate degree in landscape architecture from Harvard University in 1942 and studied as well in China and Japan. He was Dean of the Harvard University School of Landscape Architecture before going into private practice in Washington, D. C., in 1953. Among his most important projects were the redesign of the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian Institution and the design of Miami Lakes, Florida, a town built and developed by the William Graham family. Of his many projects, he considered Innisfree his most important work. He died in the summer of 1993, shortly after a book on the Innsifree garden, Innisfree: An American Garden







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