TAKEO UESUGI (1940 - 2016)
Takeo Uesugi built Japanese gardens around Southern California and America for more than four decades. With his company, TUA Inc., Uesugi created compelling landscapes at private residences, hospitals, hotels, corporate offices, college campuses, government building and public gardens. He was an influential professor of landscape architecture from 1970 - 2000 in the College of Environmental Design at California Polytechnic University, Pomona. His awards include the National Landscape Award in 1981, and the Government of Japan's Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in 2010. At the International Conference on Japanese Gardens Outside Japan in Long Beach in 2009, he was given a lifetime achievement award.
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