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Celebrating a learned landscape

Two hundred years ago, French architect Joseph Ramée, working closely with President Eliphalet Nott, designed the first comprehensive plan for an American college or university.

Ramée's design became a model for collegiate planning. Among the many campus designs it likely influenced was Thomas Jefferson's for the University of Virginia and Frederick Law Olmsted's for Stanford University.

To read a front page story in the Times Union, click here.