Lewis Clarke Oral Histories | Charles Burkhead

Charles Burkhead

Interview with Charles Burkhead, landscape architect

Interviewer: Yona R. Owens
Location: Raleigh, N.C.
Interview Date: Friday, September 19, 2008

A native of Asheboro, N.C., Charles Burkhead earned his bachelor’s in landscape architecture from North Carolina State University School (now College) of Design in 1959 and his master’s from Harvard two years later. He has had a long career as a landscape architect and artist. One of the earliest employees of what became Lewis Clarke Associates (LCA), Burkhead mostly practiced solo after about 1970. A project of note among many is the “Wandering Garden,” an early therapeutic garden for Alzheimer’s patients living at the Forest at Duke Continuing Care Retirement Community in Durham, N.C.


Interview Audio

Transcript (pdf)

Field Notes (pdf)

Abstract/Tape Log (pdf)