Five years ago, the SCASLA gathered an archive, an oral history, of active
and retired senior professionals’ public officials’ and University
Professors’ remembrances of the development of the profession
from the 1930’s to the 1970’s, recollections of the profession
gaining licensure in South Carolina, and the development of the
Program in Landscape Architecture at Clemson University. These
senior professionals also shared their philosophy on the practice
of Landscape Architecture.
This video we created detailing the perspective is based on video
tapes made April 27, 2001 at the Bray’s Island river house of Robert
E. Marvin, FASLA, and the 2001 Annual Meeting of the South
Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
held June 15, 2001 at Pawley’s Plantation Resort.
Robert Marvin passed away June 25, 2001, just two months after
this taping. His influence on the profession, his clients and those
whom have known him has been profound. This Perspective
yields a glance, an insight, into his character and philosophy. The
Chapter has chosen to dedicate these videos to the memory of
If you would like to see more, please contact the SCASLA at www.scasla.org.