Dennis McGlade has been a part of OLIN nearly since its inception, joining the studio in 1978 and becoming a partner in 1996. A regarded professional in the field of design and horticulture, his noted works include the design of the J. Paul Getty Center and Fran and Ray Stark Sculpture Garden in Los Angeles, California; Bishopsgate and Canary Wharf in London, UK; Midway Plaisance in Chicago, Illinois; and the 500-acre development of Camana Bay in the Cayman Islands. Dennis’ active projects encompass myriad scales and typologies, from the revitalization of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Plaza in New York City, to the spiritual retreat of Grace Farms in New Canaan, Connecticut, to a plaza streetscape design at the University of Chicago for The Milton Friedman Institute for Research in Economics.
Dennis earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois and went on to receive his Master of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied under renowned landscape architect Ian McHarg. He has served in various teaching positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, and he led the first-ever studio on landscape architecture at Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles in collaboration with two of his fellow Partners at OLIN.