Coffin, Marian Cruger

Marian Cruger Coffin

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Dates of Birth and Death

September 16, 1876-February 2, 1957


New York


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1904

Professional organizations

  • Fellow, American Society of Landscape Architects, 1918

Major projects

  • Winterthur Estate, Delaware
  • William Marshall Bullitt Oxmoor estate, Glenview, Kentucky, 1909
  • University of Delaware, 1919
  • Bayberryland estate, Shinnecock Hills, Long Island, New York


Early life and education

Marian Cruger Coffin (1877-1957) was born in Scarborough, New York and known as one of the first American woman pioneers in landscape architecture.

Career in Architecture

Coffin was best known for designing the grounds of Winterthur, the Henry F. du Pont estate and the campus layout for the University of Delaware.

Major Buildings and Projects

Some of Coffin’s best known projects include her designs for the grounds of Winterthur, the Henry F. du Pont estate and the campus layout for the University of Delaware. She won the Gold Medal of the Architectural League of New York for her work in 1930. Coffin was highly regarded in the field and perhaps the best known female landscape architect to graduate from MIT. More information about pioneering women in landscape architecture at MIT.