Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan’s collaboration as an artist team began in 2001 and has fostered a wide range of innovative site-specific public art commissions and plans. Their Seattle-based studio, Haddad|Drugan LLC, operates at intersections of art, architecture, landscape, and theater, and includes collaborators adept at detail design, computer modeling and drafting, physical modeling, and graphics.
Haddad|Drugan specializes in creating conceptually driven site-specific art that is often integrated into large-scale infrastructure projects. Past and current work includes art for stormwater utilities, transportation projects, museums, libraries, urban plazas and parks. Their award-winning work has been published in Sculpture, Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture, Eco-Structure, Landscape Journal, Land Forum, and other publications.
Laura Haddad has a Master’s degree in landscape architecture from University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in history from Bowdoin College. Her background also includes jewelry and stage set design. She is currently a member of the Seattle Design Commission and Seattle Public Art Advisory Committee.
Tom Drugan received a Master’s degree in landscape architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Colorado. His background includes sustainable building, filmmaking, and lighting installations.
Haddad and Drugan have taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and University of Washington and lectured in venues across the country. Their training in architecture and landscape architecture helps them to successfully translate art concepts to large scales, respond to contextual conditions, and integrate environmental processes into work that performs aesthetically, functionally, and ecologically.
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