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James van Sweden was born in Michigan and qualified in architecture at the University of Michigan in 1960. He went on to study landscape architecture at the University at Delft in Holland. He worked as a town planner in Amsterdam and returned to America in 1963. In 1975 he went into partnership with the German landscape architect and horticulturist, Wolfgang Oehme. They became known for "New American Garden" style.
James van Sweden worked on World War II Memorial ( in Washington, D.C), the Gardens of the Great Basin (in the the Chicago Botanic Garden), the United States Embassy in Kabul (in Afghanistan) the National Association of Realtors HQ (in Washington, D.C) Nelson A. Rockefeller Park (in New York City) the International Center for the U.S. Department of State (in Washington, D.C), and the Francis Scott Key Memorial Park (in Washington DC).