The strength and basis of the firm’s reputation for innovative and high-quality design is Haag’s ability to look at each project with fresh insight. Every RHA project is unique, matching the client’s need by balancing the program with the site.
– Polytechnic University of Milan Professor Luca Fabris
Haag’s investigations re-oriented the practice of landscape architecture and subsequently shaped theoretical foundations in ecology and design. Haag’s work thus reflects contemporary issues at the same time as it establishes alternative practices and discourses.
– University of Washington Professor Thaisa Way
The work of Richard Haag is internationally recognized for its creativity, sensitivity to the natural environment, and adaptive re-use of existing structures and facilities. These qualities have been expressed in more than 600 built projects. He is skilled in collaborative design, innovative thinking, community involvement and project management. Mr. Haag is Founder and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington where the Richard Haag Endowed Scholarship was instituted in his honor. Haag is a national/international lecturer and juror. Mr. Haag is the only person to twice receive the prestigious American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) President’s Award for Design Excellence. Additional honors include the 2003 ASLA Medal, a lifetime achievement award and the highest honor given to a Landscape Architect by his peers, the 2007 ASLA Design Medal.
Richard received degrees from the University of Illinois, University of California at Berkeley (B.L.A.), and Harvard University Graduate School of Design (M.L.A.), awarded a Fulbright in Japan for two years, and was Resident at the American Academy in Rome.
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