Honors & Awards
2010 ASLA Design Medal Recipient
James van Sweden, FASLA
2010

van SwedenJames van Sweden, FASLA, will receive the ASLA Design Medal. Along with Wolfgang Oehme, he founded Oehme, van Sweden & Associates in 1975 and helped launch the “New American Garden” style of more naturalistic, four-season landscapes that pay homage to the American meadow movement originally inspired by Jens Jensen. Examples of van Sweden’s work include the World War II Memorial on the National Mall; North Point Park in Boston; the United States Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan; and the New American and Friendship Gardens at the U.S. National Arboretum, along with hundreds of residential designs. He is also a prolific author whose work has received honors from the Garden Writers Association of America and the American Horticultural Society.

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