Takeo Uesugi, Japanese landscape architect, Died at 75


Takeo Uesugi/上杉武夫 was born in 1940 in Osaka and died on January 26, 2016.

He was a Japanese-American landscape architect.

He has designed the acclaimed Japanese garden installations.

Uesugi received his education at the University of California, Berkeley, and Kyoto University.

Takeo Uesugi has worked at the James Irvine Garden at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (Los Angeles, California, then the Huntington Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, following that he work the Gardens of Belief at the City of Hope National Medical Center.

The designers 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.

Now, that garden is widely admired 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.

He connected with an elite group of recipients including fellow Japanese-American landscape architect and designer Isamu Noguchi.

Before his death, he was 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.

Takeo Uesugi passed away at 75 yrs old.