San Francisco, Cambridge

George Hargreaves


George Hargreaves is the Design Director of Hargreaves Associates, a professional consulting firm comprised of landscape architects and planners with offices in San Francisco, California, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Under his design direction, Hargreaves Associates has received 34 national awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), six from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), five from the Waterfront Center, and three from Progressive Architecture. His work, and the work of Hargreaves Associates, have been and continue to be published and exhibited nationally and internationally. Mr. Hargreaves was an artist in residence at the American Academy of Rome in 2009. He taught at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University for 20 years, tenured there for 12 years, and served as the chairman of the Department of Landscape Architecture from1996 to 2003. He is the co-editor and author of “Large Parks,” a book that explores large urban parks in depth as complex cultural spaces, where key issues of landscape discourse, ecological challenges, social history, urban relations, and place-making.

Harvard University Graduate School of Design,
Master of Landscape Architecture with Distinction 1979
University of Georgia School of Environmental Design
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Magna Cum Laude (1976) 1977

Hargreaves Associates
The SWA Group Sausalito, CA
Cheshire Design Group Chester, England

Peter Louis Hornbeck Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture, 1996-2008
Chairman, Department of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1996-2003
Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture Harvard University Graduate School of Design Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991-1996

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1991
Harvard University, Cambridge MA 1987-88, 1988-89
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 1985
University of Illinois, Champaign, IL 1984
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 1981

American Society of Landscape Architects

US President's Award 2000
Chair Urban Design and Landscape Architecture 1999
Chair, Designed Landscape Forum 1996
Editorial Advisory Board, Landscape Architecture Magazine 1996-98
Executive Board, Designed Landscape Forum 1995-
American Academy in Rome, Rome Prize 1996
Veronica Green Prize in Urban Design 1996
American Institute of Architects, California and Mexico Joint Awards Program 1994
Visionary Landscapes of the 21st Century, Landscape Architecture Magazine 1991
Chairman, American Society of Landscape Architects,
Professional Awards of Excellence 1988
American Academy in Rome, Rome Prize 1988
American Society of Landscape Architects, Professional Awards of Excellence 1987
Design Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts 1986

"Groundswell: Constructing the Contemporary Landscape", Crissy Field, The Museum of Modern Art 2005
"Large Parks: New Perspectives,": Large Parks Conference, Harvard Design School 2003
"Revelatory Landscapes," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2000
"Olympics 2000," Sydney RAIA, London RBIA, Hong Kong HKIA, 2000
"Manufactured Sites," Harvard Graduate School of Design 1998
"Le Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire Chaumont-sur-loire, France 1996
"Landscape: A Concept," Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts and Crafts Oakland, CA 1995
"Facing Eden: 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area," DeYoung Museum San Francisco, CA 1995
"(Re)made Landscapes," deSingel International Antwerp, Belgium 1995
"Urban Hydrographies," Louisville Waterfront, Guadalupe River, Parque Tejo e Trancão (Lisbon), Portland Eastbank
Riverfront. University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA 1994
"Constructed Ground—Byxbee Park," University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 1993
"Specific Landscapes," Solo Exhibition Harvard University
Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1987;
Ohio State University, 1988; University of Minnesota, 1988;
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1988; Penn State
University, 1989; North Carolina University, 1989; California
Polytechnic State University, 1989
"Six Views: Contemporary Landscape Architecture," Visual Arts
Center, California State University Fullerton, California 1986

"Landscape Alchemy: Hargreaves Associates Monograph", ORO Editions, 2009.
"Large Parks: A Designers Perspective" with Julia Czerniak, Princeton Architectural Press, 2007.
"Prospect Green," with Kendra Taylor, Garten + Landschaft, October 1996
"Most Influential Landscapes," Landscape Journal. Fall 1993
Guest Editor, Landscape Architecture Magazine, 1988 ASLA Awards Issue
"In Pursuit of the Real," Six Views: Contemporary Landscape Architecture (exhibition catalog)—Dextra Frankel, et al, California State University Fullerton, CA 1986
"Post Modernism Looks Beyond Itself," Landscape Architecture, July 1983

The J.B. Jackson Book Prize, Large Parks, Spring 2008
Finalist, Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards, 2002
Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Georgia, 1997
ASLA Certificate of Honor for Excellence in the Study of Landscape Architecture, 1977
Hubert B. Owens Fellowship, 1977

"Trinity Lecture": ECOWEEK Keynote Speaker, Thessaloniki, 2011; Beirut, Lebanon, 2011; Georgia Tech University, 2011
"Urban Parks", New York, New York 2009
"Large Parks: A Designers Perspective", Burnham Memorial Design Competition and Exhibit, Burnham Park, Chicago, 2009 "The 21st Century Park and the Contemporary City", Spring Conference, Forum for Urban Design, New York, New York 2009
"Landscape Alchemy" The American Academy in Rome, Italy 2009
"Large Parks: A Designers Perspective" University of Pennsylvania 2008; London, UK 2008
"Large Parks: A Designers Perspective" Tulane University, Louisiana 2007; Seoul, Korea 2007
"Interpretation and Measurement" Groundswell: Constructing the Contemporary Landscape Symposium, The Cooper Union 2005 ; Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Guest Lecturer, Utah State University 2005; 2005 International Architectural Culture Festival, Busan, South Korea.
"Large and Small" The New York Botanical Garden Lecture Series 2004
"NYC 2012: Olympic Village" with Thom Mayne, The New York Architectural League 2004
"Large Parks" International Federation of Landscape Architects Conference, Buenos Aires 2004
"Large Parks: New Perspectives,": Large Parks Conference, Harvard Design School 2003
"Governors Island: Designing an Urban Vision," Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, October 2002
"Large Parks: 17th to 21st Century," Creating Green Environments Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, September 2002
"Mayor's Forum," Urban Land Institute May 2002
"Examining Scale and Landscape Architecture": California State Parks, 2002; Yale University 2002
"Foundation of Good Urban Design—The Land and Landscapes as Form and Determinants in Urban Design," AIA Dallas Conference, January 2002
"Meaning, Making and Medium": Florida ASLA Conference, Featured Speaker, Tampa, Florida 2000; North Carolina State University 2000; Colorado State University 2000; New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Keynote Address, Atlantic City, New Jersey 2000, University of Arkansas 1999
"Meaning and Making in Landscape Architecture":
American Institute of Architects/San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California 1998; Urban Waterfront Conference, Darlinghurst, Australia 1998; American Institute of Landscape Architects, Sydney, Australia 1998; Landscape Institute, London, England 1998; Colegio do Aquieectos de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain 1998; Universidad de Palermo de Buenos Aires 1997
"(Re)made Landscapes"
Rencontres de Chaumont sur loire, Chaumont-sur-Loire, France 1996 Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 1996 Museum of Contemporary Arts, Sydney, Australia 1996 deSingel International, Antwerp, Belgium 1995 University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada 1994 Toronto Design Exchange, Toronto, Canada 1994 Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 1994 Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1994 Royal Institute of British Architects, London, England 1993 University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 1993 University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho 1992
"Landscapes in Motion":
International Federation of Landscape Architects, Keynote Address, Bangkok, Thailand 1995 Big Sky Conference, Keynote Address, Sydney, Australia 1995
"Nurturing Nature: Reclaiming the Landscape":
deYoung Museum, San Francisco, California 1995
"Specific Landscapes":
University of California, Berkeley, California 1991 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 1991 Newport Beach Art Museum, Newport Beach, California 1990 Pennsylvania State University, College Park, Pennsylvania 1989 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 1988 University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota 1988 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 1988 Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1988
"Public Art":
Philadelphia Fine Arts Commission, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1987
"In Pursuit of the Real":
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 1987; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 1986 University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina 1986 Fine Arts Symposium, San Francisco Fine Arts Commission, San Francisco, California 1986 Vincent Lecture, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 1986
"Attitudes Toward Landscape":
University of California, Berkeley, California 1986
"Public Space":
American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles, California 1985
"Landscapes of the Mind":
University of Utah, A.C.S.A. Western Regional; Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah 1985 Art and Landscape Conference, Miami, Florida 1984 Cultural Center Art Forum, Chicago, Illinois 1984 University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana, Illinois 1985 University of Virginia, School of Architecture, Charlottesville, Virginia 1985 Landscape Architecture National Student Convention, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 1984
"New Landscapes":
American Society of Landscape Architects Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana 1983 American Institute of Architects, Oklahoma, American Society of Landscape Architects, Tulsa, Oklahoma 1983 American Society of Landscape Architects Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii 1982