Takeo Uesugi

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Takeo Uesugi (上杉武夫, Uesugi Takeo, 1940 – January 26, 2016) was a Japanese-American landscape architect who designed acclaimed Japanese garden installations. He was a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley,[1] and Kyoto University.[2]

Works[edit]

Born in Osaka, Uesugi's prominent works include:[3]

Honors[edit]

Uesugi's honors include the National Landscape Award presented by First Lady Nancy Reagan in a 1981 White House ceremony that recognized his design of the James Irvine Garden.[5] Today, this garden is widely regarded as one of the finest public spaces in Los Angeles. In 2010, he was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, from the Government of Japan to honor his work fostering the development of Japanese gardens throughout the world. As such, he joins an elite group of recipients including fellow Japanese American landscape architect and designer Isamu Noguchi.

Uesugi is currently the president of his own landscape design firm and a professor emeritus in landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona's College of Environmental Design where he helped establish an exchange program with Kyushu University.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 / Landscape architect Takeo Uesugi to be awarded Japan's medal". Cultural News. 2010-04-29. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  2. ^ "訃報:上杉武夫さん75歳=造園家、米大学名誉教授 - 毎日新聞". Mainichi.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  3. ^ "Feature >> Dr. Takeo Uesugi: Designer of Japanese Gardens". Cultural News. 2009-03-28. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  4. ^ "Press Release - Japanese Garden". Huntington.org. 2012-04-11. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  5. ^ "Feature >> Dr. Takeo Uesugi: Designer of Japanese Gardens". Cultural News. 2009-03-28. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  6. ^ "Government of Japan Announces Spring Decorations". Rafu.com. 2010-04-29. Retrieved 2016-01-30.

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