Celebrating Ms. Vollmer’s 100th Birthday

Celebrating Ms. Vollmer’s 100th Birthday

On a Friday afternoon in June, OvS traveled to the Baltimore home of long-time client Pauline Vollmer to celebrate her 100th birthday. The garden, originally designed by Wolfgang Oehme in the 1960’s, is widely recognized as OvS’ first residential garden. 

Tippet Rise Art Center Opens

Tippet Rise Art Center Opens

Eric Groft Attends UVA School of Architecture Reunion

Eric Groft attends UVA A-School Reunion

OvS Principal Eric Groft recently attended an alumni weekend at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture Department of Landscape Architecture. For Eric, the highlight was the opportunity to reconnect with mentor Dan Wenk, now superintendent of Yellowstone National Park.

TCLF What’s Out There Houston Microsite

TCLF Launches What’s Out There Houston Microsite

OvS Principal Eric Groft attended the What’s Out There Houston Weekend organized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), of which he is a board member. Nearly 1500 participants took part in two days of free tours of some 35 sites that showcase the diverse landscape legacy of designed and natural spaces in the United State’s fourth largest city. TCLF ‘s website now features a microsite that provides in-depth exploration of the city’s green spaces.

ASLA Headquarters Demolition Event

OvS Staff Attend ASLA Headquarters Demolition Event and Joins Design Team for Renovation

English Excursion in Commemoration of the 300th Birthday of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown

English Excursion in Commemoration of the 300th Birthday of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown

Principals to Examine OvS’s Future and Past in National Building Museum Panel Discussion

Principals Discuss OvS Future and Past at National Building Museum Panel Discussion

OvS Principals Sheila Brady, Lisa Delplace and Eric Groft will participate in a panel discussion at the National Building Museum on December 3, 2015, from 6:30 to 8 PM. Spotlight on Design: Oehme, van Sweden will provide an inside view on the firm’s legacy and present successes.

Opening Night of The New American Garden at National Building Museum

Opening Night of The New American Garden at National Building Museum

The evening of October 15, 2015 was a momentous night for OvS. The firm was celebrated in the exhibition “The New American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden” in the National Building Museum’s largest monographic display in its history, and a festive reception. The exhibition tells the story of Founding Partners Wolfgang Oehme and Jim van Sweden through archival materials, photographs and inspirational artwork from the firm’s 40 year history, and runs through April 2016. More than 150 guests, including former clients, friends, employees, and the staff of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, the co-sponsor of the exhibition, enjoyed good company and conversation as they stood beside the museum’s four colossal Corinthian columns—among the tallest classical columns in the world.

Eric Attends UVa Dean’s Forum at Barboursville Vineyard

Eric Attends UVa Dean’s Forum at Barboursville Vineyard

The annual University of Virginia School of Architecture Dean’s Forum Dinner was held Saturday, September 26 at Barboursville Vineyards in Orange County, Virginia.  Barboursville, home of Governor Haley Barbour, was designed by Thomas Jefferson in his traditional Neo-classic style.

Eric Groft Lectures at the 2015 Perennial Plant Symposium

Eric Groft Lectures at the 2015 Perennial Plant Symposium