Timothy Haagen


“Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.”
- Robert F. Kennedy

Tim Haagen brings 20 years of experience in urban design, planning and landscape architecture to JZMK.

Following completion of his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from the University of Idaho in 2002, Tim spent several years working for a landscape architecture office specializing in built residential landscapes and community design. There he practiced the art of landscape architecture taking a project from a blank canvas through design development to final build-out through construction documents and construction administration. With a desire to grow within the profession and learn to design at a larger scale, he began his planning career at an internationally recognized planning firm where he focused on the design and development of golf course and hospitality communities.

Tim furthered his career as Project Planner and Landscape Designer at globally recognized hospitality-based design firm WATG in the planning studio for nearly a decade where he constantly collaborated with architects, landscape architects and interior designers to craft the stories and visions for hospitality-based master planning projects (luxury resorts, hotels, high-end residential), urban design,thematic parks and design, site planning for hotels and commercial spaces and golf course-centric projects. Tim lent his expertise on high profile international projects such as Marassi on the North Coast of Egypt and helped to groundbreak the initial design efforts for the newest globally recognized sustainability hospitality destination in Saudi Arabia, The Red Sea Project. Tim’s wide-reaching body of work includes projects in China, Korea, the Middle East, South, Central and North America and in exotic locales like the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Azerbaijan, Panama, Hawaii and the Philippines. Assisting with project management, acting as studio resource manager and quality control representative and participating in various other business related duties, Tim has gained a working knowledge of the business side of a multi-disciplinary design firm.

At JZMK Tim has expanded his portfolio to include domestic urban design and local residential-based infill development. With his training and experience in landscape architecture working at a smaller scale, Tim is able to contribute a detail oriented perspective while thinking critically at a master planning scale.

Tim continues to grow and diversify his career at JZMK through impactful and thoughtful design with like-minded and goal-oriented collaborators creating places both domestic and abroad that enrich people’s lives while maintaining stewardship to the natural environment.