Richard Longstreth

Richard Longstreth has most recently been quoted in an article called Fans of Haupt garden near Mall don’t want to see it bulldozed. Richard Longstreth said, “Before I became a historian I had training as an architect. One thing we learned very early was don't be too enraptured by elegant renderings. They're designed to make you swoon.”. Richard Longstreth has been quoted a grand total of 3 times in 1 article.

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The garden itself is really a collaboration between the architect and a very prominent landscape architect named Lester Collins, who did a lot of work in and around Washington in the '50s, 60s and '70s but had a national reputation.

Before I became a historian I had training as an architect. One thing we learned very early was don't be too enraptured by elegant renderings. They're designed to make you swoon.

When it was new, the garden was sort of spare, and you wondered, Well, so what?' . But a good landscape designer, of course, does it with the idea of what it's going to be like in maturity. If you're trekking along with your family and come upon this garden, it's a welcome place of respite and regeneration. And I don't see the new design fulfilling that function.

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