Oehme, van Sweden & Associates
James van Sweden
This luxury shopping complex on Long Island originally opened in 1956. Architect Peter Marino was brought in to update the buildings beginning in 1980, and in 1986, the center’s owner, Frank Castagna, engaged Oehme, van Sweden & Associates to develop the landscape. The plant palettes, which are updated seasonally, vary in composition depending upon their location within the complex, and include meadow-like sweeps of ornamental grasses, perennials, trees, and shrubs. The landscape architects also designed seating, lighting, fountains, a pergola, and sited public art.
Francis Dzikowski (American, b. 1966)
Dzikowski attended the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s foundation program in architecture and studied photography at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He spent a decade living and traveling abroad, photographing historic preservation projects and archaeological excavations. He taught photography at the American University in Cairo while photographing Egypt’s Valley of the Kings for the Theban Mapping Project. Dzikowski currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, working as an architectural and interiors photographer.