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Male, US, born 1919-11-25, died 2000-08-30

Associated with the firms network

Sasaki Associates, Landscape Architects; Sasaki, Dawson, DeMay and Associates, Landscape Architects; Sasaki, Walker Associates (SWA), Incorporated, Landscape Architects

Professional History


Landscape Architect, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), c. 1949.

Principal, Hideo Sasaki and Associates, Landscape Architects, Cambridge, MA, and Watertown, MA, 1953-1957.

Partner, Sasaki, Walker and Associates, Landscape Architects, Cambridge, MA, and Watertown, MA, 1957-1964. In 1959, Peter Walker moved to San Francisco to open a branch in that city of Sasaki, Walker and Associates.

Partner, Sasaki, Dawson and DeMay, Landscape Architects, Watertown, MA, 1964-c. 1975.

Partner, Sasaki Associates, Landscape Architects, Watertown, MA, 1975- .

The Cultural Landscape Foundation web site summarized his career: "Both in his academic career and in private practice, Sasaki valued cross-disciplinary collaboration, promoting a comprehensive and cooperative approach to planning and design. Significant public landscapes include Greenacre Park (New York City), Constitution Plaza (Hartford, Connecticut), University of Colorado at Boulder, Sea Pines Plantation (Hilton Head Island, South Carolina), John Deere and Company Headquarters (Moline, Illinois) and the Christian Science Center (Boston). The firm evolved through various configurations, but consistent was Sasaki’s conviction in the notion of oasis and that landscapes can restore the human spirit." (See Cultural Landscape Foundation, "Hideo Sasaki 1919-2000," accessed 08/09/2017.)


Chair, Harvard University, Department of Landscape Architecture, 1958-1968.

Professional Activities

Member, Commission of Fine Arts, Washington, DC, c. 1967.

Professional Awards

Associate, National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1968.

Recipient, Centennial Medal, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, "for extraordinary achievement in landscape architecture," 2000.



Coursework, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

Bachelors of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL.

Masters of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1948.



In 1987, Hideo Sasaki resided at 4 Mountain View Lane, Lafayette, CA. (See "Associates: Architects," National Academy of Design 162nd Annual Exhibition, March 24-April 29, 1987, [New York: National Academy of Design, 1987], n.p.)

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 948

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