American landscape-architect of Japanese extraction. With Peter Walker he founded (1952) Sasaki, Walker Associates in San Francisco, CA, the first of a series of partnerships that eventually established several offices in the USA and Canada. Among the firm's works of landscape design may be cited the Golden Gateway Center, San Francisco (1959–60—with Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill); Foothill College, Los Altos, CA (1960–2); Weyerhaeuser Headquarters, Tacoma, WA (1963–72); the roof-gardens, etc., Bona-ventura Hotel, Montréal, Canada (1964–8— designed by Masao Kinoshita as part of a huge development, the architecture of which was designed by Affleck); Greenacre Park NYC (1970–2); Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT (1969–73); and the John Deere & Co. headquarters, Moline, IL (1957–63—with buildings by Saarinen).
Kalman (1994);Walker & Simo (1994)
Subjects: Architecture — Art.