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DAVID SLAWSON       991 Ridgeview Drive, Seven Hills, OH 44131                                                           



1985 Ph.D., East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
1980-81 Fulbright Fellow, landscape garden dissertation research, Kyoto, Japan
1971-72 Apprenticeship, Japanese landscape garden design and maintenance, under renowned garden master, Kinsaku Nakane, Kyoto, Japan
1971 M.A., Asian Studies, University of Hawaii
1969 B.A., Philosophy, Kent State University, Kent, OH
1959 Graduation, Parma Senior High School
1941 Date of Birth, 9-30-1941, University Hospital, Cleveland, OH


2012 Keynote speaker, NAJGA ( national conference in Denver, Co
2011 Stone-setting Workshop, APLD national conference, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland, OH
2011 "The Art of Evoking the Natural World,” Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, OH
2011 Speaker, “Healing Spaces" Sustainability Symposium, Cleveland Botanical Garden
2008 One-semester course, Kyoto Gardens, Associated Kyoto Program, Japan
2001 Visiting Professor, Landscape Garden Design, Smith College
1991 Japanese Aesthetics and the Environment, Murray State University
1985 Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian Studies, Carleton College
1985 Instructor, 6-day workshop, "Japanese Garden Design: Working with a Master," Harvard University Graduate School of Design


2012 Hillside outcropping front garden, Southwest Unitarian Universalist Church, North Royalton, OH
2011 Floating Cloud Bridge, Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs, AR
2007 Ledges, Children's Adventure Garden, Garvan Woodland Gardens
2006 Water features, Celebration Garden, Garvan Woodland Gardens
2006 Rock-and-sand seacoast scene, Blessings Golf Club, Fayetteville, AR


Front garden, Sonny’s Ice Cream and Crema Cafe, Minneapolis, MN

2000-04 Garden of the Pine Wind; Welcome Center Entry Garden; Promenade Garden; Bonsai Garden: Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs, AR
1996-12 Memorial Woodland Garden, St. John's Episcopal Church, Murray, KY
1996-11 Woodland stream garden, Heinzelmann residence, Fayetteville, AR
1994-12 Roaring Fork-inspired landscape, The Aspen Institute, Aspen, CO
1990 Hillside landscape for F. L. Wright residence, Barrington Hills, IL
1986 Stroll garden and tea hut, Smith College, Northampton, MA
1976 Dry landscape evoking lake and stream, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
1975 Hillside dry cascade and stroll garden, Cleveland Botanical Garden, OH



Sustainable Landscape for Platinum LEED-certified Green Cottage, 5810 Pear Ave, Cleveland, OH
1985 Esther L. Kinsley Ph.D. Dissertation Award, Indiana University
1980-81 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
1975-78 NDEA Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Graduate Fellowship
1969-71 East-West Center Graduate Fellowship, University of Hawaii at Manoa
1975 Environmental Improvement Award, Associated Landscape Contractors of America, for Japanese Garden at the Cleveland Botanical Garden


2012 DVD, "Evoking Native Landscape Using Japanese Garden Principles"
2005 DVD, “In Full Circle: The Japanese-Style Garden As a Work of Art in Progress”
2004 “Striking a Chord,” WaterShapes magazine, June 04
2001 “Authenticity in Japanese Landscape Design,” Japanese-Inspired Gardens, Brooklyn Botanic Garden handbook, 21st-Century Gardening Series
1997 "Gardener's Journal," episode #219, Home & Garden TV, featuring the Japanese Garden at the Cleveland Botanical Garden
1996-12 Numerous articles in Sukiya Living: Journal of Japanese Gardening
1987 Secret Teachings in the Art of Japanese Gardens: Design Principles, Aesthetic Values (Kodansha International)


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