Honors & Awards

2007 The ASLA Design Medal Recipient
Richard L. Haag, FASLA

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The ASLA Design Medal is awarded to an individual landscape architect who has produced a body of exceptional design work at a sustained level for a period of at least ten years.

Richard L. Haag, FASLA, of Seattle, Washington, will be awarded the ASLA Design Medal in honor of his exceptional accomplishments in design. Since 1958, Haag has participated in over 500 built projects, the majority of which are located in the Pacific Northwest. His two best known projects are Gas Works Park in Seattle and Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Haag was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Japan for two years and was named a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. The most fundamental aspect of his work has consistently been a concern for landform and sculpting of the land. His choice of plants and their juxtaposition is often rich, bold, and strong, yet accomplished with the use of only a few species and groups at a time. In 2003, he received the ASLA Medal for his lifetime achievements and contributions. He continues to teach and lecture internationally while practicing as principal of Richard Haag & Associates.

Read the nomination letter from Charles Anderson, FASLA, and support letters from Lawrence Halprin, FASLA, Ilze Jones, FASLA, AIA, Grant Jones, FASLA, Patrick M. Condon, ASLA, Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, and Fritz Wagner PhD., FAICP.


Representative Works

Gas Works Park
Seattle, Washington

Gas Works Park
Seattle, Washington

Berkeley North Waterfront Park
Berkeley, California

Victor Steinbrueck Park
Seattle, Washington

Magnuson Park
Seattle, Washington

Passage Point Park
Seattle, Washington

Jordan Park
Everett, Washington

Bloedel Reserve
Bainbridge Island, Washington

Bloedel Reserve
Bainbridge Island, Washington

Battelle Memorial Institute
Seattle, Washington

Federal Building 
Seattle, Washington

Federal Courthouse
Spokane, Washington

Frye Art Musuem
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Center
Seattle, Washington

U.S. Embassy
Lisbon, Portugal

Bluhm Residence

Stern Residence

Sommerville Residence



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