Thomas Oslund Landscape Architecture Chair Candidate Presentation
Thomas Oslund is a finalist for the position of chair of the Iowa State University Department of Landscape Architecture. He will visit campus April 2-4. His public presentation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, followed by a discussion/question-and-answer period. Those who attend the public presentation are asked to fill out an evaluation form and submit it by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, to Linda Galvin in the Administrative Services Office, 146 Design, or Jenn Wiederin in the Dean’s Office, 134 Design.
Oslund has more than 35 years of professional experience at all project scales from an 800-acre master plan to a 5,000-square-foot rooftop garden. He is the principal and design director of Oslund and Associates; established in 1998, the firm has won more than 65 local, national and international awards. Site planning and design projects have included the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden; Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest, Illinois; Kitchak Cellars Winery, Napa Valley, California; Harley Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Valparaiso University Master Plan, Valparaiso, Indiana, among many others.
Prior to founding Oslund and Associates, Oslund was the vice president and director of landscape architecture for Hammel Green and Abrahamson in Minneapolis and a principal at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has lectured and published widely, and has served as a visiting professor at institutions including the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain; Harvard University; Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago; University of Texas at Austin; Washington University in St. Louis; University of Arkansas; Ohio State University; and University of Minnesota.
Oslund holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (1980) from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Landscape Architecture (1986) from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He received the Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture from the American Academy in Rome in 1991-1992. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.