Eric Groft, principal in the landscape architecture firm Oehme, van Sweden in Washington, D.C., will give a lecture on the “New American Garden” at the UGA College of Environment and Design Jan. 16 at 5 p.m. in lecture hall 123 of the Jackson Street Building.
The lecture will complement the current exhibit in the Circle Gallery at the CED, which is devoted to the work of Oehme, van Sweden. A reception and gallery opening will follow the lecture; all events are open free to the public.
Groft has more than 30 years of experience in residential, commercial and institutional work. His designs feature residential rooftop terraces, gardens and estates as well as commercial work. His accomplishments also comprise academic and institutional campuses including the landscape design and perimeter security for the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Embassy in Barbados and the Alderman Quadrangle at the University of Virginia.