Eric Groft to Present at Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland

OvS Principal Eric Groft will speak at the Academy Art Museum (AAM) in Easton, Maryland on Thursday, December 15 at 6 p.m.

ASLA’s Best Books 2016

The American Society of Landscape Architects just released its list of Best Books of 2016 on its blog The Dirt

Eric Groft Speaks at Garden Design for Living at LSU

OvS Prinicipal Eric Groft recently gave the keynote address at a gathering of landscape architects and landscape architecture students at Garden Design for Living, a symposium held by Louisiana State University’s Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture in Baton Rouge.

New American Garden Exhibition Travels to LSU

The New American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden is on display through December 9 at the Student Union Art Gallery at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

AIA Award for Intelligence Community Campus

The American Society of Architects of the Potomac Valley awarded OvS an Excellence in Design Award for its contribution to the Army Corps of Engineers’ redevelopment of the Intelligence Community Campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

OvS Principals Go Inside the LA Studio at the 2016 ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo

OvS Garden Featured on Garden Conservancy Open Days Self-Guided Tours

An OvS garden in Washington, DC’s Georgetown neighborhood will be included in The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program.

Eric Joins American Museum in Britain Staff and Guests on English Excursion in Commemoration of the 300th Birthday of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown

Eric Groft is taking some time away from the OvS studio to attend an excursion through the English countryside that coincides with the 300th birthday of Lancelot “Capability” Brown, Great Britain’s most famous and influential landscape architect.

Prosecco and Prose with TCLF
Alexandre de Vogüé on Vaux le Vicomte

OvS, Together with The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), hosted a book-signing by Alexandre de Vogüé, author of A Day at the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomteon Thursday, September 22. The event was held at

OvS Instagram Account Included in List of Industry’s 15 Best

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently named OvS’ Instagram account to a list of the 15 best Instagram accounts for landscape architects. The ALSA blog The Dirt writes “Oehme, van Sweden is one of the few landscape architecture firms to curate a compelling Instagram account. Vivid photos of plantings, works in progress, life around the office, and a fairly regular output of new content, make this feed stand out.”

Eric Groft on UVA Professor Ben Howland

OvS principal Eric Groft was recently interviewed by NPR affiliate WVTF IQ Radio in Charlottesville, Virginia.  The piece chronicled the career of Ben Howland, a former professor of Eric’s at the University of Virginia School of Architecture.

Lessons Learned on Planting Day

OvS Design Team member You Li recently spent two days planting the Friendship Garden at the National Arboretum in Washington, DC.

OvS Principal Eric Groft Joins Clients at Preservation and Museum Events in Amagansett

OvS Principal Eric Groft and clients Barbara Slifka and Susan Guillia joined Long Island conservation-minded benefactors at Through Farms and Fields, an event hosted by the Peconic Land Trust (PLC) at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett, NY. Eric enjoyed a dinner sourced from local farms with John Halsey, PLC President and Founder, and his mother Emily Halsey.

Water in the Landscape

OvS Principal and CEO Lisa Delplace to Speak in Bergamo, Italy

This September Lisa Delplace, OvS Principal and CEO, will lecture at I Maestri del Paesaggi, International Meeting of the Landscape and Garden in Bergamo, Italy. The focus of the meeting of the most-well known landscape architects and garden designers is Wild Landscape, a theme that has resonated throughout Lisa’s career.

Public Gardens: An Under-Heralded Treasure

OvS has developed landscapes for public gardens throughout the country and recently has been engaged in one such transformation close to home. 

OvS’ Amagansett Garden Featured in Garden Design

The Summer issue of Garden Design magazine includes a 14-page feature that details how OvS reinvented the 2-acre residential property located on a former nursery in Amagansett, NY into a summer retreat for an active family.

Eric Groft Reflects on a Client and Friend

The world recently lost a truce force of nature.

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