Richard Haag biography

Richard Haag

Architect, Person

1923 –


Who is Richard Haag?

Richard Haag is a United States landscape architect. He is famous for his work on Gas Works Park in Seattle, Washington and on the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. He is also noted for founding the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Washington and for holding multiple design awards. His designs call to mind the current trend of being one with and improving the environment. Although Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth is after Richard Haag's heyday, the ideals evoked from the film are shown in his designs. The social movement that created the hybrid car also demanded sustainable design, and Richard Haag provided it in the most distinctive and astounding ways. Richard Haag's modernist and minimalist ideals set the tone for northwestern landscape design and has placed the northwest on the road towards ecologically-minded design.

Richard Haag was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended the University of Illinois, the University of California, received his Bachelors Degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and his Masters degree in Landscape Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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Oct 23, 1923
United States of America
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • University of Washington

on July 23, 2013


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