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OEHME, VAN SWEDEN | OvS Wins International Landscape Architecture Award For Tippet Rise Art Center


OEHME, VAN SWEDEN | OvS Wins International Landscape Architecture Award For Tippet Rise Art Center

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FISHTAIL, Mont., Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Landscape Architects' (ASLA) announces OvS is a 2018 Award Recipient for General Design for work on Tippet Rise Art Center. The award, one of 25 selected from 374 entries, recognizes site specific works of landscape architecture. Entries are juried by peers on "quality of design and execution; design context; environmental sensitivity and sustainability; and the design value to the client and to other designers." This paramount achievement attracts the best work from ASLA members around the world.

Tippet Rise, one of the most ambitious international sculpture parks and music venues ever conceived, is a collection of large-scale sculpture and intimate music performance venues spread throughout more than 10 thousand acres. The sculpture collection includes works by, Alexander Calder, Patrick Dougherty, Mark di Suvero, Ensamble Studio, and Stephen Talasnik.

OvS' primary objectives were to make the colossal site visually legible, accessible, and sustainable without diminishing its untamed beauty. The firm interwove a complex series of design solutions to determine the location of major programmatic elements, devise a system of pedestrian and vehicular movement, collaboratively design a largely off-the-grid utility infrastructure, and develop a site-renewal process that re-establishes the native prairie and grassland. The interventions seamlessly integrate into the naturally-occurring landforms, yet are designed to capitalize on its topography, vistas, and ecology.

OvS CEO and Principal, Lisa E. Delplace, ASLA, who led the firm's design efforts at Tippet Rise, will receive the award at ASLA's Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia on October 22, 2018.

Tippet Rise is made possible by Peter and Cathy Halstead, whose extraordinary vision and philanthropy fostered a coexistence of sculpture, music, and sustainable land stewardship.

OvS is a diverse collective of landscape architects, horticulturalists, designers, and creative thinkers.

Throughout its forty plus year history, OvS has designed and built outdoor spaces that are handcrafted for unique spaces. The firm's large-scale works of merit include The National World War II Memorial, The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, The American Museum in Britain, and embassy sites world-wide.

The firm has received numerous accolades from ASLA, including the 2014 Landscape Architecture Firm Award (ASLA's highest honor) and a 2009 award for Excellence in Residential Design.

OvS based in Washington, DC.

Contact: Justin Maglione, Marketing and Communications Director or 202.546.7575


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