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Charles Downing Lay

Full name: Charles Downing Lay
Gender: Male
Born: September 3, 1877 in Newburgh, New York, United States
Died: February 15, 1956 in Stratford, Connecticut, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


American landscape architect Charles Downing Lay was awarded the silver medal at the 1936 Olympic Art Competitions in the category Designs For Town Planning for his work Marine Brooklyn Park. His father Oliver Ingraham Lay was a painter, and he himself attended the School of Architecture at Columbia University from 1896-1900 before transferring to Harvard's School of Landscape Architecture, from which he graduated in 1902.

Together with his compatriots Henry Vincent Hubbard and Robert Wheelwright, Lay founded a landscape agency in New York. They also published the professional journal Landscape Architecture, beginning in October 1910. Lay designed, or contributed to the design of, countless parks, subdivisions, private estates, and gardens throughout the United States, although his influence was most apparent on the East Coast. He was consulting architect to the 1939 New York World's Fair and worked on conservation efforts in the Housatonic River valley, founding the Housatonic Valley Planning Association in 1948.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 58 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning United States USA 2 Silver

Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 58 Berlin Art Competitions United States Final Standings 2 Marine Brooklyn Park
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