A traveling exhibit based on landscape designer Stephen Haus’ popular book, Gardens of Hawaiʻi, is currently on view in Hamilton Library in the CLIC Lab area.
The panels include images of his botanically evocative prints from garden settings that Haus has designed, including gardens at Doris Duke’s Shangri-La, Living on the Lānai and the Garden of Love (the Paul Mitchell estate in Lanikai).
Haus is the founder of Haus Associates, a multi-award winning design/build firm with projects on all the Hawaiian islands, as well as resort work in the Bahamas, Jamaica and Indonesia.
He received a degree in the fine arts in landscape architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has also received The Rome Prize in landscape architecture and was a Henry Luce Scholar in Kyoto, Japan.
Based in Hawaiʻi since 1982, Haus is currently involved in the creation of the new Garden of Remembrance at the Lyon Arboretum. At the center of the planned garden is an overflowing cast lava-stone lotus fountain and a U-shaped enclosure of onyx panels cut in a “tree of life” motif influenced by the artist Gustav Klimt and the Hawaiian piko.