Frederick Law Olmstead (April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903) was an American landscape architect, farmer, journalist, and public administrator. He is considered the father of landscape architecture due to his uncompromising and holistic approach to designing landscapes. He won many of his most famous commissions with his British partner and mentor, Calvert Vaux. Their first project was Central Park, which was deemed a huge success and led to many other commissions to design and construct urban parks.