Thomas Oslund MLA '86
Tom Oslund is one of the leading design landscape architects in the country. Mr. Oslund received his MLA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1986. Both the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the American Institute of Architects have recognized his work with over 40 design awards. In 1992 he was awarded the prestigious Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. In 2002 Tom was awarded Fellowship in ASLA, the highest honor achievable in this professional organization.
Mr. Oslund’s interest in art and his passion for design are fueled by a commitment to excellence and innovation. He brings over 20 years of experience at a variety of project scales from 800-acre master planning efforts to a 5000-square foot rooftop garden. His belief in the collaborative process of working closely with clients, architects, engineers, fabricators and artists have yielded positive results and international recognition as an innovator when it comes to solving complex site design challenges.
Mr. Oslund continues to teach design at graduate programs in both Architecture and Landscape Architecture throughout the United States. Recent engagements have placed him on faculty at IIT in Chicago, Washington University, The University of Arkansas, and The Ohio State University.
The studio he established in 1998, oslund.and.assoc., consistently produces award-winning works in site design & master planning. Most recently, oslund.and.assoc. received professional accolades for their work on the 35W Bridge Reconstruction in Minneapolis, the new Minnesota Twins Stadium, Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, General Mills World Headquarters, a private rooftop garden in Minneapolis, and the Swenson Laboratory Science Building at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Mr. Oslund maintains his energy for creating unique installations for galleries nationwide. In 2004 he participated in “Walker In The Rough”, a competition where artists were chosen to design a mini-golf course on the grounds of the Walker Art Center’s famed Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis, MN.