FOBH Board Member
Sean Ryan is a licensed Landscape Architect and a graduate of Rutgers University Landscape Architecture program and has a Certificate in Historic Preservation from Drew University. He has worked on an Olmsted Firm Park System for 25 years now and has become familiar with the Olmsted ideals of Democratic Open Spaces, Grading, Planting, and application of the Secretary of the Interior Standards concerning Hardscape and Detailing. So far, he has secured a DOE (Determination of Eligibility) on 5,000 acres of Olmsted Parks, gotten three parks listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is currently working with a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization to attempt to get a 15-mile-long, 1,200-acre parkway (Rahway River Parkway) listed on the National Register. Lastly, he was Historic American Landscape Survey (HALS) director for the State of New Jersey for 2 years and thus is very familiar with historic American landscapes.