Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, is the president & CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation in Washington, DC. He is a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the American Academy in Rome. Prior to joining TCLF, Birnbaum spent fifteen years as the coordinator of the National Park Service Historic Landscape Initiative and a decade in private practice in New York City with a focus on landscape preservation and urban design. He has written and edited numerous publications including Shaping the American Landscape (UVA Press, 2009), Design with Culture: Claiming America’s Landscape Heritage (UVA Press 2005), Preserving Modern Landscape Architecture (1999) and its follow-up publication, Making Post-War Landscapes Visible (2004, both for Spacemaker Press). In 2008, Birnbaum was the visiting Glimcher Distinguished Professor at Ohio State’s Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture and was also awarded the Alfred B. LaGasse Medal from the ASLA. In 2009 Birnbaum was awarded the ASLA President’s Medal by the Society’s president.
Coordinator, Historic Landscape Initiative
National Park Service
Washington, District of Columbia