OvS Wins Four AIA DC Awards in 2015

Senior Associate Stacilyn Feldman Presents at ASLA Meeting

OvS employees participate in activities of the American Society for Landscape Architects throughout the year, and the Annual Expo and Meeting in Chicago gave Senior Associate Stacilyn Feldman the opportunity to advise those who will soon sit for the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE).

Full House for Spotlight on Design

A packed house filled greeted OvS Principals Lisa Delplace, Sheila Brady and Eric Groft when they took the stage in the Great Hall of the National Building Museum Thursday, December 3. More than 150 clients, architects, planners, photographers, developers and fellow landscape architects attended the Spotlight on Design panel about the firm.

OvS Highlighted in Autumn Issue of Garden Design

Oehme, van Sweden & Associates and Principals Sheila Brady, Lisa Delplace and Eric Groft were profiled in the Autumn  2015 issue of Garden Design. The Designer Portfolio feature included more than 37 full-color images of the firms most celebrated gardens.

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.

OvS Highlighted in Autumn Issue of Garden Design

Oehme, van Sweden & Associates and Principals Sheila Brady, Lisa Delplace and Eric Groft were profiled in the Autumn  2015 issue of Garden Design. The Designer Portfolio feature included more than 37 full-color images of the firms most celebrated gardens.

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

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

 

Oehme, van Sweden Receives Canopy Award

OvS attended the Casey Trees Canopy Awards on April 23, where they received the 2015 Award for Design for the Martin Luther King, Junior Memorial.

Eric Groft Presents at Annapolis’ Four Rivers Garden Club

Oehme, van Sweden Principal Eric Groft was invited to present at the Four Rivers Garden Club of Annapolis on Tuesday, April 14 by his friend and client Carolyn Houck.

The Collegiate Chorale’s 2015 Spring Benefit Concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall

On Thursday May 7, 2015 The Collegiate Chorale held their 2015 Spring Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall.

NYBG’s Antique Garden Furniture Fair Attended by OvS Principals

OvS Principals Eric Groft and Sheila Brady attended the New York Botanical Garden’s annual Antique Garden Furniture Preview Party this past week.

The American Museum in Britain’s Annual Americana Lecture – Andrea Wulf’s Founding Gardeners

Eric Groft – Oehme, van Sweden Principal – accompanied his long-time friend and client Barbara Slifka to Andrea Wulf’s Annual Americana Lecture for the American Museum in Britain (AMIB), which took place at the Colony Club of New York on Thursday, April 15.

Gareth Williams Presented a Royal Oak Foundation Sponsored Lecture

Oehme, van Sweden Principal Eric D. Groft attended this compelling April 16 lecture with client and friend Barbara Slifka. Eric and Barbara met Gareth during a tour of the Great Country Homes of Shropshire sponsored by the American Museum in Britain September 2014.

In Celebration of Landscape Architecture: The Launch of World Landscape Architecture Month

Every year landscape architects unite for the month of April to partake in National Landscape Architecture Month – a month long celebration of landscape architecture and designed spaces around the country.

Oehme, van Sweden Wins 2015 Casey Trees Canopy Design Award

Casey Trees has named Oehme, van Sweden recipient of the inaugural Casey Trees Canopy Design Award. The award, part of Casey Trees Canopy Awards, will be presented on Thursday, April 23 at Union Market’s Dock5 in Washington, DC.

Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2015

Recently, Oehme, van Sweden Principal Eric Groft attended the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show at New York City’s Piers 92 & 94.

An Architectural Tour of Sarasota

On a recent trip to Sarasota, Florida – home to many mid-century buildings of modern architecture – OvS Principal Eric Groft and his good friend and fellow UVA alumnus Marilyn Nordby conducted their very own architectural “drive-by” tour.

Spring Is Here!

After a seemingly never-ending winter (it’s even snowing today), the first day of spring has finally arrived, bringing with it more than just sunshine and the hope of moderate temperatures, but the promise of a healthy, colorful, beautiful garden.

OvS: A Gallery in the Workplace

A few weeks ago, OvS bid goodbye to a beloved companion that has lit up our main studio for over twenty years…Robert Rauschenberg’s Sling Shots Lit #6.

New Eastern Market Metro Park Design Receives Award from AIA DC

The Washington, D.C. chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) presented the 2014 Award of Excellence in Urban Design/Master Planning to the Eastern Market Metro Park – recognizing the park’s potential design as one of the most notable works across the D.C. region.

Oehme, van Sweden’s Native Plant Garden Wins 2014 Honor Award for Landscape Architectural Design

The New York Botanical Garden’s Native Plant Garden was awarded the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects 2014 Honor Award in Landscape Architectural Design.

The Three “L’s” Presented at NYBG: Le Notre, Le Vau, Le Bron

Alexandre de Vogue, Co-proprietor and fifth generation owner of Vaux le Vicomte, presented an intimate talk on the famous chateau outside Paris as part of the Series at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx on February 19, 2015. This year, the Lecture Series focuses on Le Jardin Francais or, The French Garden.

Chalon Residence Wins the 2014 AIA Merit Award in Residential Architecture

The Maryland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) awarded a 2014 Merit Award in Residential Architecture to the Chalon Residence in Bethesda, Maryland.

Oehme, van Sweden Wins ASLA’s Landscape Architecture Firm Award

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) named Oehme, van Sweden recipient of the 2014 Landscape Architecture Firm Award, the highest honor bestowed on a firm.

MANTS 2015

January can be a grey time in many gardens but the colorful and textural displays at MANTS, The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show held last week in Baltimore, helped inspire us for the upcoming planting season.