Name Fumiaki TAKANO
Nationality Japanese
Date of Birth 18th March 1944
Languages Japanese, English, some Chinese, and some Korean
Education
1966University of Hokkaido Dept. of Agriculture
1971University of Georgia USA, Graduate School of Environmental Design MLA
Employment
1960-1973Regional and City Planning Division JAPAN ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS INC.
1970 SummerCURRIER ANDERSON AND GEDA HARTFORD, U.S.A.
1972 SummerDESIGNERS COLLABORATIVE ATHENS, U.S.A.
1973-1975SIMONS AND SIMONDS PITTSBURGH, U.S.A.
1975-2011Principal of Takano Landscape Planning Co., Ltd. Japan
2012-presentChairman of the Board of Takano Landscape Planning Co., Ltd. Japan
Qualification
1978Registered Landscape Architect RLA Japan
2003Registered Consultant Specialized in City and Urban Planning; Parks and Greeneries
Memberships Presdent of International Federation of landscape Architect Japan
EXCO Member of the 「Japan Landscape Architects Union」
Registered Consultant in Urban and Regional Planning, Parks and Green Spaces
Member of the Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture
Community
Involvement
Member, Registered Landscape Architect committee, Japan
Awards
1971ASLA Award for Valedictorian
1980Japan Society of Landscape Architects Best Design Award for the playground of the Okinawa Ocean Expo. Memorial Park
1991Medaille de l'or (gold medal) for the restoration of a Japanese garden awarded by Dep. of Hauts-de-Seine, France
1993Best Design Award for Urban Park Design Competition from the Ministry of Construction of Japan Children's Playground in Showa Memorial Park
1994Best Design Award from Ishikawa Pref. for Jyomon Mawaki Ruins Park, Ishikawa Pref. Japan
1999Best Design Award for Urban Park Design Competition from the Ministry of Construction of Japan, Mt Fuji Children's World in Sizuoka
2003Best Design Award from the Yomiuri news paper for the Landscape design Takahasihi Construction Company
2003Grand Prix "Park of the Year Design Division"
awarded by the Japanese Ministry of Construction for Tokachi Ecology Park, Hokkaido Japan
2004Best Design Award for Urban Park Design Competition from the Ministry of Construction of Japan Tokachi Ecology Park
2009Tokachi Millenium Forest「Merit Award」 :International Federation of landscape Architect
Selected
Projects
and
Involvement
1978Project Manager, Chief Landscape Architect Advanced Design and Detail Design, Okinawa Ocean Expo. Memorial Park
1982-1984Project Manager, Chief Landscape Architect Advanced Design and Detail Design, Industrial Community Mall Yokohama City
1980-1983Project Manager, Chief Landscape Architect Master Plan, Advanced Design, and Detail Design, Shah Alam Lake and Park Landscaping Project, Malaysia
1984Project Manager, Chief Landscape Architect Citizen Participation Program Children's Playground in Kohoku Newtown
1985-1986Project Manager, Chief Landscape Architect Master Plan, Advanced Design, and Detail Design, Children's Playground Showa Memorial Park
1979-1987Project Manager, Chief Landscape Architect Master Plan, Kamafusa Lake Side Park Advanced Design and Detail Design for Kamafusa Lake Side Park Entrance Plaza
1987-1990Project Manager, Chief Landscape Architect Master Plan, Advanced Design, and Detail Design Harbor View Hill Park Anba San Park
1988-1990Project Manager, Chief Landscape Architect Design and Construction Albert Khan Japanese Garden, France
1988-presentProject Manager, Chief Landscape Architect Master Plan, Advanced Design, and Detail Design Lo-Tong Sports Park Republic of China
1989-1995Project Manager, Master Plan, Advanced Design, and Detail Design Mawaki Ruins Park
1990-1998Project Manager, Chief Landscape Architect Conceptual Master Plan, Master plan, and Advanced Design Shizuoka Children's Park
1992-1993Project Manager, Master Plan for Ohgata Park
1997-1998Project Maneger for developing a program of community involvement along with the Master Plan, Advanced Design, Detailed Design for Riverside Park, located in Kushiro City, Japan.
1999-presentProject Manager for the Master Plan, Advanced Design, Detailed Design, Ecological Management Plan, Maintenance and Management Manual, GIS Management Software, Exhibit Planning, and site supervision for Tokachi Ecology Park (141ha) in Hokkaido Japan
2000-2005Landscape design for Tokachi millennium forest
2001-presentProject Manager for the restoration of an Urban Forest Park (30ha) in Hokkaido Japan.This project was developed with ongoing intensive community involvement.
2002-2005Project Maneger Environmental Rehabilitation Project for a Regional Park (67.6ha) in Hokkaido Japan
2002-2005Master plan and design for Forest Park in Takino Suzuran hillside Park
2006-PresentProject Manager and Chief Landscape Architect for Miyanooka KindergartenRenovation of kindergarten located in Sapporo. Forest, Gardens and play environment was built by participation of teachers, parents and students. The purpose of applying the method is to make kindergarten as a community which many people live and grow together. Workshop is organized in different stages, planning, design, and construction.
2000-2008Project Manager and Chief Landscape Architect for Tokachi Millennium ForestCreating gardens, agricultural estate and field museum of modern art at the forest. Design to suit the large scale of the site.
2010-2012Director of Hokkaido Garden Show that was first Garden Show in Hokkaido which held at Tokachi Millenium Forest.It was very successful to promote garden turism in Hokkaido.
International
Competiton
1999Chosen as one of five finalists in the Princess Diana Memorial Children's Playground International Competition, London, England
2005Chosen as one of five finalists in the International Competition of Point Pleasant Park, Nova Scotia, Canada
Lectures
and
Symposiums
1980Japan Society of Landscape Architects Award commemorative lecture
1989Nagoya City Design Expo. Design Symposium
1990Lecture International Society of Horticulture, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1991Lecture International Society of Landscape Architects, Singapore
2000Commemorative lecture for Aichi Sangyou University
2002Lecture International Society of Landscape Architects, Malysia
2002Lecture Australian Landscape Conference Contemporary Design and Sustainability, 21-22 September
2004Lecture International Society of Landscape Architects, Taiwan
2005Lecture Seminario Internacional de Paissajismo y Decoracion, Argentina
2007World conference International Federation of Landscape Architect
RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT OF CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND DESIGN DEVELOPMENT IN JAPAN IN RELATION WITH SOCIAL CHANGES, Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
2008The 5th Holon Design Conference 2008, 'Design for sustainability'
Landscape Design by People , with People, for People
Our Dynamic Landscape Design Process, Holon, Israel
2010"A SYMPOSIUM ON THE HISTORY OF PARKS;
TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE PARK MAINTENANCE;
THE FUTURE OF URBAN PARK IN THE 21ST CENTURY", Shah Alam, Malaysia
2011Australian Landscape Conference  「Landscape Design for Today」, Melbourne, Australia
2012Seoul Forest Forum
Citizen's participation and public-private partnership in Hokkaido and Japan, Seoul, Korea
2012SV: Eastern Conference Norwegian Association of Landscape Architects,Tromsø, Norway
Teaching
and
Lecture
Experience
1971School of Environmental Design University of Georgia, USA
1972Visual Value and Evaluation Standard of Landscape, Department of Horticulture Cornell University, USA
1972Visual Value and Evaluation Standard of Landscape, School of Architecture Carnegie-Melon University Pittsburgh, USA
1986Lectures Graduate School of Horticulture University of Massachusetts, USA
1980-1989Lectures Department of Design School of Liberal Arts Tokai University
2000Lectures Department of Agriculture Landscape Design Hokkaido University
2004Lectures Department of Landscape Design, Tokyo Agriculture University
2005-2013Lectures Department of Landscape Design, Okinawa Art University
2012University of Norway Department of Landscape Architecture, Oslo, Norway
Publication
1993"Kouen zukuri wo Kangaeru" (Thoughts on Park design), Gihoudou Publishers
1993"Think about Landscape Architect", Japan
1994"Peoples work for Landscape Architecture", Japan
1996"What we aim for", Japan
2003Reinventing the Garden, Thames & Hudson
2004The New York Times Magazine, Nov 28
2004Design for fun: Playgrounds, Jacobo Krauel
2005"NIWA (The Garden)" About Hokkaido, Japan
2005"Plants World", Andrea Jones, England
2008"design for fun 「Playgrounds」", Marta Rojais Alamo Spain
2009Topos 6「 Landscape Strategies」Design by Deletion,The Tokachi Millenium Forest
Sports Equestrian Show Jumping, Japan Equestrian Associatio
Overseas
Experience
1968-1973University of Georgia Working Experience: Simonds and Simonds U.S.A.
1973-1974Keishu Tourist Development Plan, Korea
1975Competition for Shoreline Land Use Project Kuwait
1976Master Plan for Baghdad International Airport Plan, Iraq
1988-Lo-Tung Sports Park Design Visit to Lan-Yo Island Yami Tribe Village, Taiwan
1988-1990Albert Khan Garden Design and Construction, France
1989Project Promotion for Children's Playground Plan Lahor, Pakistan
1990Visit to Sahara Desert Visit to Indonesia
1992Research for Suishiei Peace Park Project Ryojun, China
1992First Research Mission for Uganda Botanical Garden Restoration Plan Uganda
1993Second Research Mission for Uganda Botanical Garden Restoration Plan, Uganda
1997Invitation from International Garden Festival Chaumont, France
1999Design Conpetition for Memorial Children's playground for Princess Daiana London, England

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