Wednesday, April 25
6 P.M.

Old World Deli
341 Sw 2nd St., Corvallis


John C. Olmsted, son of Frederick Law Olmsted, created the first campus plan for OSU in 1909.

This presentation includes a screening of the film, plus a discussion with Laurence Cotton, the filmmaker. Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America is a co-production of WNED-TV Buffalo-Toronto and Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc.

This event is held in partnership with PreservationWORKS, and in recognition of OSU's 150th anniversary.

Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting 541-737-0724 or

Laurence Cotton, speaker

June 2014 saw the nationwide premiere of a long-awaited PBS film project, Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America. Writer, historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton originated the Olmsted film and served as principal researcher and consulting producer. Cotton relocated to Oregon in 1994 to serve as Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Oregon. He served on committees that planned legacy projects for the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial, played a role in launching the restoration efforts for Vista House and served as a consultant to the Confluence Project, a series of environmentally and culturally sensitive landscape installations designed by Maya Lin along the Columbia and Snake rivers.