James Corner

Founder and Director, RLA

James Corner

Founder and Director, RLA

James Corner is the Founding Partner and CEO of James Corner Field Operations. James has devoted the past 30 years to advancing the field of landscape architecture and urbanism, through his leadership on high-visibility, complex urban projects at Field Operations, as well as through teaching, public speaking and writing. His work is renowned for innovative and bold contemporary design across a variety of project types and scales, with a special commitment to the design of a vibrant and dynamic public realm in cities, informed and inspired by the ecologies of place, people and nature. 

Important public realm design projects include New York’s highly-acclaimed High Line; London’s South Park Plaza at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; Santa Monica’s Tongva Park; Chicago’s Navy Pier; Cleveland’s Public Square; Philadelphia’s Race Street Pier; Hong Kong’s Salisbury Gardens and Tsim Tsa Tsui Waterfront; and Shenzhen’s new city of Qianhai, a new coastal city for 3-million people. He is currently leading the design for San Francisco’s Presidio Parklands Project, a 14-acre new park connecting the Main Post of the Presidio to Crissy Field and the Bay. 

James’ work has been recognized with the National Design Award; the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture; and the AA&D Black Pencil Award. His work has been published broadly and exhibited at the New York Museum of Modern Art; the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum; the National Building Museum; the Royal Academy of Art in London; and the Venice Biennale. His books include The High Line (Phaidon, 2015); The Landscape Imagination (Princeton, 2014), and Taking Measures Across the American Landscape (Yale, 1996). He was named by TIME as one of “Ten Most Influential Designers;” by Fast Company as one of the “Top 50 Innovators;” and has been featured in Monocle, the Atlantic, Wallpaper, CultureD, National Geographic, Bloomberg Business week, and the New York Times among other publications. 

He is a frequent public speaker, and has spoken at Bloomberg Design Week, as well as many special lectures, including the Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Lecture for the Landscape Institute in London; the Hawksmoor International Lecture at Greenwich, London; and the Daniel Kiley Lecture at Harvard. James is an emeritus Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and serves on the Board of the Urban Design Forum.

Lisa Tziona Switkin

Senior Principal

Lisa Tziona Switkin

Senior Principal

As the Principal-in-Charge of many of Field Operations’ most complex public realm design projects, Lisa is widely regarded as one of the field’s most effective leaders.  With over 15 years of professional experience, and particularly strong in communication, client liaison, public participation and design process, Lisa has led the design and delivery of the High Line in New York since 2004; the award-winning 7- acre Tongva Park in Santa Monica; and Race Street Pier in Philadelphia. 

She is currently overseeing the final section of the High Line, South Street Seaport, Domino Sugar Waterfront, and Greenpoint Landing, all in New York; Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis; Riverfront Park; and the implementation of our Master Plans for the Lincoln Road District in Miami Beach and The Underline in Miami. She also worked on the Navy Yards Central Green in Philadelphia, Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, and the Masterplans for Staten Island’s Freshkills Park and Seattle’s Central Waterfront.  

Lisa currently serves on the Board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation. In 2007-2008, Lisa received the Rome Prize and was a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. She has a Bachelors in Urban Planning with a focus on Community Development Planning from the University of Illinois, and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where she received the Faculty Medal for Excellence. She has taught graduate level design studios and has lectured at universities, symposiums, foundations and institutions around the world.

Richard Kennedy

Senior Principal, RLA

Richard Kennedy

Senior Principal, RLA

Richard is widely regarded as one of the field’s most creative and effective designers.  With over 15 years of professional experience, Richard is currently leading the design of the New Presidio Parklands Project in San Francisco, a new 15- acre park that connects the Presidio to San Francisco’s Bayfront; Pier 70, a 28- acre mixed-use development and waterfront park in San Francisco; London’s Battersea Power Station Redevelopment “Rooftop Gardens;” Dubai’s Creek Harbor Development and Waterfront; and Morocco’s new Tangier Port and Harborfront.

Richard also led the design and implementation of Cleveland’s Public Square; Shelby Farm Park in Memphis; the award-winning South Park at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London; Rotterdam’s Urban Metabolism exhibition for the 2014 International Architectural Biennale in the Netherlands; the Navy Pier Pierscape competition in Chicago; the award-winning master plan design of Qianhai, Shenzhen, China; the master plan design for the redevelopment of a 300-acre decommissioned defense site in Melbourne, Australia; concepts for the public realm Earl’s Court Development in London; the concept design of the Atlanta BeltLine, 22 miles of an industrial rail corridor; the 925- acre Lake Ontario Park Master Plan in Toronto; the East River Master Plan; and the 14-acre Surfside Residence in Nantucket, MA.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Richard worked with Hargreaves Associates in San Francisco on various international design projects including the Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Facility; South Lake Union Waterfront Park in Seattle, Washington; and 555 Mission Street Plaza in San Francisco, California.

Richard holds a Master of Landscape Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University, where he was awarded the Jacob Weidenmann Prize for Excellence in Design, and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University.  He has taught and lectured at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and other design institutions.  Richard is currently heading up our design offices in San Francisco.

Tatiana V. Choulika

Principal, RLA

Tatiana V. Choulika

Principal, RLA

With over 25 years’ of professional international experience with planning and design, Tatiana oversees some of the firm’s most complex urban projects.  She is currently managing the planning and design of Seattle’s Central Waterfront project; the design and implementation of Freshkills Park in Staten Island; and the design of the public realm for Columbia University’s new Manhattanville Campus.  

Over her career, Tatiana has led projects of various sizes and scope, in different countries and climates, for both private and public clients, including (while at W Architecture and Landscape Architecture) the Harlem Piers Waterfront Park, in New York, and the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY; as well as (while at HLW International) the 54- acre 20th Century FOX Studios in Los Angeles, CA and the 230-acre Sultan City for Humanitarian Studies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She works well with multi-disciplinary teams and is able to carry a project through all phases of design, from concept to construction.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Tatiana was Director of the Landscape Architecture and Planning group at W Architecture and Landscape Architecture from 2004 until 2009, Senior Designer and Associate at HLW International from 1994 until 2004, and Project Landscape Architect at the Schnadelbach Partnership from 1989 through 1994. 

Tatiana is a professionally registered landscape architect and holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master in Sciences and Management of Natural Resources from the University of Edinburgh, and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Edinburgh College of Art. Tatiana is fluent in English, French, and Arabic, and speaks conversational Russian.

Sarah Weidner Astheimer

Principal, RLA

Sarah Weidner Astheimer

Principal, RLA

From innovative community workshops to design and construction administration, Sarah has been a successful leader of projects that reflect strong contemporary design and a commitment to sustainable best management practices and ideals. With over 12 years of professional experience, Sarah is presently the project manager and lead designer for the Texas Medical Center in Houston; for Phases 1 and 2 of Chicago’s Navy Pier; for New York’s South Street Seaport Historic District; and for Istanbul’s Galataport Waterfront. She was the project manager and lead designer for the award-winning 7-acre Tongva Park and Ken Genser Square in Santa Monica; the 5-acre Central Green at the Philadelphia Navy Yards; and the Woodland Discovery Playground, which is a certified pilot project for the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) and one of the first projects to be constructed at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, TN.  

Sarah has been critical to the success of numerous planning projects including the Berkeley Global Campus; the Freshkills Park Master Plan; the Westport Redevelopment Plan in Baltimore; and the Open Space Master Plan for Columbia University’s new Manhattanville Campus.

Prior to joining James Corner Field Operations, Sarah worked as a designer at Martha Schwartz Partners in London on projects in Dubai, Austria, and Great Britain; at Olin Partnership in Philadelphia, and at Voith and Mactavish Architects on a number of institutional planning projects. Sarah is a professionally registered landscape architect and earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she won the Ian McHarg Prize for Excellence, and her Bachelor of Arts in the Growth and Structure of Cities from Haverford and Bryn-Mawr Colleges. Sarah is on the board of the Friends of the Wissahickon Park, and is currently heading up our design offices in Philadelphia.

Jayyun Jung

Principal, RLA

Jayyun Jung

Principal, RLA

Jayyun Jung is a registered landscape architect and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, and has played a leading role in many of our most complex international projects. Jay is currently the Principal- in-Charge for the Salisbury Gardens and Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront projects in Hong Kong; and the Tangier Harborfront Development and Open Space project in Morocco.  

Previously he was the lead project designer and manager for the Hyundai Hotel in South Korea, with Richard Meier and Partners as architects; for Race Street Pier, a recreational pier on Philadelphia’s Delaware Riverfront; for the open space master plan and design of Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus Project, a $56 million open space and streetscape project; and for the SoMa Master Plan in Newark, with Richard Meier and Partners. He has overseen the design of numerous projects in South Korea, including Busan Civil Park; the Samsung Campus Master Plan; Chuncheon G5; Gwanggyo Lakeside Park; Magok Harbor Park; and Multi-Functional Administrative City (MAC). Built projects such as the Macallen Building and The Battery Bosque and Promenade demonstrate creativity and technical proficiency with details and construction, as well as depth of horticultural knowledge.

Jay earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard University, and his Bachelor of Horticulture and Design from Korea University. Jay is fluent in English and Korean.

Isabel Castilla

Principal

Isabel Castilla

Principal

Educated in both architecture and landscape architecture, Isabel brings exceptional attention to design creativity, detailing and construction implementation.  She is currently the lead designer and project manager the for Section 3 of New York’s High Line; Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road District; and The Underline in Miami, a 10-mile long corridor of parkland, trails and neighborhood connections.  

She was previously responsible for the design and delivery of the ICEBERGS installation in the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.; and Knight Plaza, the connecting public space between the Miami Art Museum, by Herzog + deMeuron, and the Miami Science Museum, by Grimshaw.  She has also worked on the master plan and vision for a 128-hectare decommissioned defense site in Australia; the design of the 15-acre Baker Field, a waterfront park on the Harlem River, New York; the East River Master Plan, a 9- acre commercial and residential development with more than 6 acres of public open space overlooking the East River in Manhattan with Richard Meier & Partners Architects and SOM; Surfside Residence, a 14-acre residential estate and gardens on the coastal dune landscape of Nantucket, MA; and various smaller rooftop terraces and gardens around the country. 

Prior to joining Field Operations, Isabel worked for Toro Ferrer Arquitectos in Puerto Rico on the new master plan for the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She has also worked for Wallace Roberts and Todd in Philadelphia, and for Skidmore Owings and Merrill in New York, where she worked on the design of a Four Seasons Hotel in Mexico City.  Isabel holds Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where she was awarded faculty Medal for Excellence, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Puerto Rico. Isabel is is fluent in Spanish and English.

Hong Zhou

Principal, RLA, LEED AP

Hong Zhou

Principal, RLA, LEED AP

Hong Zhou is a registered urban landscape architect and urban designer at Field Operations, and has played a leading role in many of our most complex projects in China and the United States. Hong is currently the lead designer and project manager of a 200- acre park in Taopu, Shanghai, China; for Qianhai, a new urban center in Shenzhen China, with significant new parks, waterfronts and urban neighborhoods; for Dachong, a new sequence of plazas and public spaces connecting a new development of mixed-use towers in Shenzhen; and for Shumyip Upperhills, a mixed-use development with SOM + RTKL.

Hong was the designer of Knight Plaza, situated between Herzog+deMeuron’s Miami Art Museum and the Miami Science Museum, by Grimshaw.  She has also designed the Wolf River Footbridge at Shelby Farms Park, Memphis; the Ninth Avenue Manhattan West Plaza in New York; Columbia University’s new Manhattanville Campus; and the South Street Seaport, with ShOP Architects.  She also led a number of design competitions, including the Rio Manzanares Park project in Madrid, Spain; the Gardens by the Bay project in Singapore; and the Jewish Quarter Central park in Warsaw.

Hong earned her master of Landscape Architecture degree at the University of Pennsylvania, with the Faculty Medal for Excellence, and both her Master and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Tsinghua University. Hong is fluent in Chinese and English.

Karen Tamir

Principal, RLA

Karen Tamir

Principal, RLA

Karen is a registered landscape architect and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, and brings over 15 years of professional experience in Landscape Architecture. Karen is recognized for her experience designing and implementing major projects throughout New York City, especially along the waterfront. Karen is the lead Landscape Architect for the Cornell Tech campus on New York’s Roosevelt Island; Newark’s Central Passaic Waterfront Park; the Greenpoint Landing Waterfront Park in Greenpoint Brooklyn; the Domino Sugar Factory waterfront in Williamsburg Brooklyn; and Columbia University’s Muscota Marsh project on the Harlem River.  

Karen has overseen many NYC landscape zoning packages for large Waterfront Public Parks and Urban Plazas such as Halletts Point in Astoria, Queens, and she often works closely with City Planning to obtain approvals. Karen managed the construction administration for Phase 2 of the High Line and for Beekman Plaza in lower Manhattan. From 2004 – 2007 she was Project Manager for the 250-acre University of Puerto Rico Botanical Garden Master Plan and Flood Resilient Master Plan for the Rio Piedras, in San Juan. She has worked on several winning design competitions including Teva Pharmaceutical Campus in Israel; Freshkills Park on Staten Island; the Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena; and Paterson Great Falls Park in New Jersey. 

Karen earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded the Faculty Medal of Excellence, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Karen is fluent in Hebrew and English.

Margaret Jankowsky

Director of Marketing and Business Development

Margaret Jankowsky

Director of Marketing and Business Development

Margaret is the Director of Marketing and Business Development at Field Operations. Trained as a professional landscape architect, with a background in architecture, theory, and art history, she brings experience in analyzing and designing the built environment, as well as strong communication skills and a love for cities, technology, and the public realm to her current work in marketing and business development.

Previously, Margaret was a landscape and urban designer on a number of projects including the master plan for The Underline, a 10-mile-long linear park in Miami, and the award-winning design of the Central Waterfront in Seattle, WA. Margaret led Field Operations’ internal team for the High Line book (Phaidon Press, 2014). 

Prior to joining Field Operations, she worked as a designer at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and Miranda Brooks Landscape Design, on various projects ranging from large-scale parks, to campus planning and design, to high-end residential gardens. Margaret has also been a volunteer architect at the Mt. Lykaion excavation and survey and was a participant in the Parrhasian Heritage Park Practicum, both in Ano Karyes, Greece. 

Margaret earned her Master in Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded the John Dixon Hunt Prize in Theory and Criticism, as well as the Van Alen Traveling Fellowship. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.

Joanna Famm

Director of Finance and Administration

Joanna Famm

Director of Finance and Administration

Joanna is responsible for Field Operations’ accounting, budgeting, financial management and financial reporting.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Joanna worked at Frankel Group where she managed the finances and oversaw day to day accounting operations. Joanna holds a BA in Economics from University of Economics in Bialystok, Poland and an MBA from Mercy College, New York.

Hang Cheng

Studio Director China

Hang Cheng

Studio Director China

Hang is the director of James Corner Field Operations’ studio in Shenzhen, China. His work in China has been awarded several honors including the First Prize for the LaFarge Villa Design Competition in Tsinghua. He is currently leading the design of the Qianhai Urban Design project in Shenzhen, China, as well as the public realm design for Dachong Village Mix-use Development with China Resources Land and Upper Hills Mix-use Development with Shum Yip Land Co., Ltd.  He has also contributed to the Shelby Farms Park Y-bridge and Lake Pier designs. Prior to joining Field Operations, Hang Cheng worked in the office of Preston Scott Cohen on the Los Gatos Villa and Sanya High-tech park planning projects, and at the Shen Sanling Studio of Andi Architecture in Beijing, where he was a designer for the Dazhai Hotel Adaptation and Xiyang Government Service Building Design.  

Hang earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Bachelor of Architecture from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

Tsutomu Bessho

Senior Associate, RLA

Tsutomu Bessho

Senior Associate, RLA

Tsutomu is a registered landscape architect and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently guiding Seattle’s Central Waterfront from design into construction. Tsutomu’s excellent technical skills, and efficient, careful work on all levels of design have been applied to many of the office’s projects. Previously, Tsutomu was a senior designer for the Domino Sugar Factory Waterfront in Brooklyn and for Phase 1 of the 4,500- acre Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, TN, which involved a large lake expansion and associated new lake edges, circulation, parking and structures. He was the senior designer for South Park Plaza, part of London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park legacy transformation. He was the lead designer for the pool decks and streetscapes at the MGM Mirage City Center in Las Vegas, which opened in 2010 and Beekman Plaza in Downtown Manhattan.

Prior to joining Field Operations, he won a fellowship from the Olin Partnership, where he worked on the National Palace Museum in Taiwan; the Comcast Center in Philadelphia; and the Orange County Great Park Competition. He has also worked for Ohtori Consultants Environmental Design Institute in Osaka, Japan on the Republic Polytechnic in Singapore and the Hoshigaoka Terrace in Japan; and for Nikken Sekkei Civil Engineering on the Kobe Central Wholesale Market in Kobe, Japan.

Tsutomu earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Bachelor of Agriculture degree from the University of Tokyo. Tsutomu speaks fluent English and Japanese.

Andrew ten Brink

Associate

Andrew ten Brink

Associate

Andrew is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations. Andrew is currently leading the design and project management of Seattle’s Central Waterfront, which he has been a part of since its beginning. His previous work includes the Qianhai Waterfront and Urban Design Competition, Uptown Plaza in Cleveland, OH, as well as Tongva Park and Ken Genser Square in Santa Monica, CA. Andrew’s work has been published in Landscape Architecture China (LAC), Environment & Landscape Architecture of Korea, Ecological Urbanism, GSD Platform 2, 3 and design blogs such as Mammoth and Disturbed Sites. He is the co-founder of ATLASlab, a design and research lab which focuses on facilitating art in the public realm.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Andrew was a designer with EDAW (now part of AECOM), where he worked on various high-profile projects including Washington D.C.’s Marvin Gaye Park, The National Museum of American History, the Moultrie Courthouse, Woodland Park, and the Potomac Yard Linear Park, as well as New York’s World Trade Center Streetscape.

Andrew earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture degree with honors from Purdue University.  

Matt Grunbaum

Associate

Matt Grunbaum

Associate

Matt Grunbaum is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he specializes in design detailing and construction implementation. Matt is leading the transition of the High Line’s 18th Street Plaza from design into construction, and has been an instrumental member of the Presidio Tunnel Tops design team. While at Field Operations, Matt has overseen the implementation of many of the office’s signature projects, including Tongva Park and Ken Genser Square in Santa Monica, CA and most recently CITI Plaza in lower Manhattan. 

Prior to joining Field Operations, Matt was an associate landscape architect at Oculus Landscape Architecture and Urban Design and Kiah Infranet, both in Australia. During this time, Matt managed projects from design through implementation of varying scales and types including the Rouse Hill Town Center Playground and the award-winning development Puteri Harbour Nusajaya, Malaysia, and the development and construction of the Lane Cove Tunnel, in Sydney.

Matt earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Canberra where he was the recipient of the Caroline Lomas Design award.

Kimberly Cooper

Associate, RLA

Kimberly Cooper

Associate, RLA

Kimberly is a registered landscape architect and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently managing the construction administration of Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus and leading the design for the Texas Medical Center’s TMC3 Campus. Kim has guided numerous complex, high-profile projects through implementation, including the High Line Section 3 Phase 1 and Philadelphia’s Race Street Pier and Connector, and has been involved with the Philadelphia Navy Yards Central Green, the Patriot Lake Expansion at Shelby Farms Park, and the Woodland Discovery Playground at Shelby Farms Park – one of the first projects certified by the Sustainable SITES initiative. 

Prior to joining Field Operations, Kim worked with OLIN on the open space design and the development of environmental sustainability strategies for the Medical Quadrangle and Esplanade at Duke University; for Balmori Associates landscape and urban designers in New York, and with Kieran Timberlake Architects in Philadelphia on the renovation and construction of Yale University’s Sillman College. 

Kim earned her Masters in Landscape Architecture and a Masters in Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelors of Biology and Environmental Studies degree from Bowdoin College. Kim also maintains OSHA 10 certification.

Donghyouk Ahn

Associate, ASLA, RLA

Donghyouk Ahn

Associate, ASLA, RLA

Donghyouk is a registered landscape architect and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations where he is currently leading the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront + Salisbury Garden project in Hong Kong, a 12-acre mixed use development comprised of a significant waterfront promenade and public gardens Much of Donghyouk’s work has focused on large-scale urban and waterfront projects including the Samsung Campus Master Plan, the Hyundai Hotel in South Korea, and the South Park Plaza at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. He was also a designer for the Cornell Applied Sciences Campus Master Plan, as well as the High Line Section 3 Phase 1.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Donghyouk worked at Office Parkkim in Seoul on the Flight 93 memorial design competition, the Landscape Urbanism Laboratory in Seoul on the Sejong Art Center Park design competition for which his team won 1st prize, now built, and Lee + Associates in Washington, D.C. on the award-winning Magok Waterfront design competition.

Donghyouk earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as Master of Landscape Architecture and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degrees from Seoul National University.  Donghyouk is fluent in English and Korean.

Biyoung Heo

associate

Biyoung Heo

associate

Biyoung is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations. He is currently overseeing construction for the Cornell/Technion Applied Science Campus on Roosevelt Island, for which he was also the project designer. Biyoung is also overseeing construction for Hallett’s Point Waterfront and residential development in Astoria, Queens. Previously, Biyoung was a designer for the Atlanta BeltLine schematic design and the Qianhai Water City Master Plan in Shenzhen, China.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Biyoung worked at Lee + Papa Associates, Washington, D.C. on the International Magok Waterfront competition, and at Garim Landscape Architecture in Jeonju, South Korea, where he worked in the firm-owned nurseries and assisted in park construction for an apartment complex in Jeonju. In South Korea, Biyoung has received several awards for his work researching sustainable practices and building.

Biyoung earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Inha University in South Korea where he is a licensed engineer.  Biyoung speaks fluent Korean and English.

Alejandro Vazquez

associate

Alejandro Vazquez

associate

Alejandro is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently leading the design for Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road District. Alejandro’s previous work includes the winning competition proposal for London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the design and construction of Chicago’s Navy Pier, and Phase 1 of The Underline in Miami. 

Alejandro is a meticulous and creative thinker who brings unparalleled thought to his craft and a collaborative approach to his projects, resulting in public spaces that are vibrant, distinctive, and highly memorable.

Alejandro earned his Master of Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor of Architecture from Florida International University. Alejandro is fluent in English, Spanish and Catalan.

Sanjukta Sen

Associate

Sanjukta Sen

Associate

Sanjukta is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations. She is currently leading the design and project team for Riverfront Park; a 1 mile post-industral urban waterfront in Newark, NJ. Sanjukta is also leading the design of Greenpoint Landing, and the Domino Sugar Waterfront project, both of which are in Brooklyn, NY. Sanjukta was previously a designer on the Cornell Applied Science Campus, Seattle Central Waterfront, the Millennium Hollywood Development, and the High Line Section 3 Phase 1.

Prior to joining Field Operations Sanjukta practiced as an architect with S.Ghosh Architects in New Delhi, working on several large scale development projects including the 2,000-acre JSPL Township in Orissa which involved designing resettlement colonies for displaced people. She has also been involved with numerous institutional and commercial projects such as the India International Centre extension in New Delhi, a campus for the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, the Jindal corporate headquarters in Orissa, and a new international airport in Lucknow, India. 

Sanjukta earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India. She is fluent in Hindu, Bengali, and English.

Stephanie Ulrich

Associate

Stephanie Ulrich

Associate

Stephanie is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations. Stephanie is the lead designer for the High Line Section 3 Phase 2 and is currently leading the project through construction administration. Her previous work includes the Sali Pazari Port in Istanbul; Pier 70 in San Francisco; Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Landing Waterfront; South Park Plaza at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London; and a 315-acre development plan for the Maribyrnong Defense Site in Melbourne, Australia. Her wide range of experience is anchored by her ability to design attractive and inviting spaces that are anchored in their context, and to guide these designs through to completion even on the most complex, high-profile projects.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Stephanie was a designer at Stoss Landscape Urbanism where she led a fast-tracked sustainable master plan project for the Dubai Promenade in the UAE. She was also a staff designer at William Rawn Associates Architects working on several performing arts centers, private residences, and commercial developments.

Stephanie earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University.

James Tenyenhuis

Associate, RA, AIA

James Tenyenhuis

Associate, RA, AIA

James Tenyenhuis is a registered architect and landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations. James specializes in urban waterfronts and is currently managing the design and project team for Vancouver’s Northeast False Creek Parks and Open Space project. Previously, James was the project manager for Dubai Creek Harbor, a 160-acre waterfront development with an extensive public realm; designer for several components of Seattle’s Central Waterfront, including Washington Landings and Overlook Walk; as well as a designer on the Navy Pier project.

Prior to joining the Field Operations, James worked at several internationally-recognized design firms including !melk, Montgomery Sisam Architects, and duToit Alsopp Hillier. 

James earned his Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and a Bachelors of Architectural Science degree from Ryerson University.

Veronica Rivera

Associate, RLA

Veronica Rivera

Associate, RLA

Veronica is a registered landscape architect and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations in the San Francisco office. She recently oversaw construction administration and implementation of Cleveland Public Square in Cleveland, OH; a 6 acre transformation of roadways and hardscape into a unified urban park at the heart of the City. Veronica’s prior experience includes the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront and Salisbury Gardens in Hong Kong; Navy Yards Central Green in Philadelphia; and the Presidio Parklands project in San Francisco.

Having worked in Puerto Rico, Berlin and New York City, Veronica brings a broad international perspective of culture, ingenuity, creativity. Veronica is a remarkably creative designer with a notable attention to detail, focusing on the continuity of projects from concept to construction. 

Veronica earned her Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Puerto Rico. Veronica is fluent in English and Spanish.

Eric Becker

Associate

Eric Becker

Associate

Eric Becker is a registered landscape architect at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently managing the project team and providing construction oversight for the 12- block streetscape renovation at Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, Minnesota and for Navy Pier’s Polk Bros Park in Chicago. Previously, he guided the construction for Navy Pier’s South Dock and Polk Bros. Plaza. His professional experience showcases his knowledge of technical efficiencies and functionality, along with human interaction within designed spaces.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Eric was a landscape architect at Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company (JBC) in Kansas City, Missouri. Eric actively developed and assisted with projects from the schematic design phase through construction documentation and construction administration as a Project Landscape Architect. His collaborative spirit found him working on an array of projects from green roof and green infrastructure design, sports complex master planning, sports field design, agronomic soils design, subdrainage and stormwater management design, and water reuse and resource management.

Eric earned his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture degree from Iowa State University with a secondary major in Environmental Studies.

Da Young Joan Shin

Associate

Da Young Joan Shin

Associate

Da Young is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations. She is currently a managing the design and project team for Manhattan West’s public realm, a complex overbuild project located in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards district, which includes several plazas and gardens and involves close coordination with the project’s architecture and engineering teams. Previously, she was a designer for Minneapolis’ Nicollet Mall; the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront in Kowloon, Hong Kong; and Knight Plaza in Miami, FL.  

Prior to joining Field Operations, Da Young was a designer at Studio K Works in Seoul where her work ranged from high-end residential design to artist gallery and exhibition spaces. 

Da Young earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors from Ewha Womans University. Da  Young speaks fluent English and Korean.

Sahar Moin

Associate

Sahar Moin

Associate

Sahar is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently managing the design and project team for the Presidio Tunnel Tops project. Prior to this, Sahar managed the project team for Public Square, a 6-acre transformation of traffic islands into a lively public park at the heart of Cleveland’s downtown core. Her interest in landscape has grown out of a love for cities and the transformative impacts of landscape architecture on derelict and undervalued urban spaces. 

Prior to joining Field Operations, Sahar worked at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates on a variety of projects ranging from large-scale waterfront master planning down to detailing courtyard gardens within campus landscapes. Her work while on the Van Alen Traveling Fellowship focused on the planned and spontaneous reuse of under utilized spaces in the cities of Madrid, Barcelona, and Paris. 

Sahar earned her Master in Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the University of Michigan.

Aaron Kelley

Associate, LEED AP

Aaron Kelley

Associate, LEED AP

Aaron is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently managing the design and project team for Washington D.C.’s historic C&O Canal. Aaron is also the project designer for the TMC3 Campus Master Plan in Houston. Previously, Aaron managed the design and project team for Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road District Master Plan and the University of California at Berkeley’s “Global Campus” Master Plan; led the winning competition entry for Shanghai’s Taopu Central Park; and managed Field Operations’ award-winning work for the International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam.

Aaron strives to accelerate the progress of engaging, regenerative design in public spaces and in natural ecosystems.  With a focus on urban ecosystems, he has worked to enhance city life around the world, including projects in Spain, Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, Morocco, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, and the United States. 

Prior to joining Field Operations, Aaron was an urban research fellow, designer, and project manager at the Fundación Metropoli think-tank in Madrid, Spain. Aaron earned his Masters of City Planning degree and a Certificate in Landscape Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was also awarded the D. Crane Prize for excellence in urban design. He also holds a Bachelors of Art degree from West Chester University. Aaron is fluent in English and Spanish.

MIKE DEGREGORIO

ASSOCIATE

MIKE DEGREGORIO

ASSOCIATE

Michael is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations’ San Francisco office. He is currently the project manager for the Pier 70 Phase 1 Open Space and the South San Francisco Waterfront Development, and is also involved with a number of the office’s other urban waterfront projects along the San Francisco Bay and the Los Angeles Waterfront.  He is a landscape designer whose work represents a broad spectrum in the fields of urbanism, public realm, and garden design. This interest has exposed him to various international locales, project types and phases. Michael’s design approach focuses on fostering social interaction through the medium of landscape to create culturally and experientially rich places.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Michael acted as the design lead and project management of numerous public and private projects including: Crane Cove Park, a post-industrial waterfront park in San Francisco’s historic Pier 70 district; a 2.5 km long oceanfront park in Qingdao, China; and an urban mangrove park in Panama City. 

Michael earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture degree from Rutgers University.

KERRY HUANG

ASSOCIATE

KERRY HUANG

ASSOCIATE

Kerry is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations’ San Francisco office where she is currently working on the Presidio Parklands Framework Plan, as well as the Presidio Tunnel Tops project in San Francisco. Kerry has a range of experiences working at multiple scales of design, master planning, construction and research, and has led projects from concept through construction documentation. 

Prior to joining Field Operations, Kerry was an associate at Tom Leader Studio, where she was the lead project designer and assistant project manager for several public and institutional projects including an 8-acre downtown civic park in Boulder, Colorado; 5th and Mission Open Space in San Francisco; Head Royce School Master Plan; and NVIDIA Campus Headquarters. Kerry’s interest in complex and urban mixed-use development sites has been integral to previous work on various international projects including: Wuxi Taihu New City, Wuhan Optics Valley, and San Lin Mixed-Use Eco-Park in Shanghai, China. Initially trained in the sciences, Kerry’s analytical and problem-solving skills allow her to investigate complex urban landscape systems to distill and extract opportunities for planning and design intervention.

Kerry earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Art in Chemistry degree with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Texas. Kerry is fluent in English and speaks conversational Chinese.

Yitian Zhao

Associate

Yitian Zhao

Associate

Yitian is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently leading the design and technical coordination for Qianhai’s Guiwan Waterfinger Park in Shenzhen. Previously, Yitian was the lead designer for the Sandhill Woodland Park Competition in San Francisco, as well as lead designer and technical coordinator for the Shum Yip Upper Hills Development project in Shenzhen.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Yitian worked in several international architectural firms on a range of projects in China including residential and commercial development as well as various historic preservation projects.

Yitian earned her Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tianjin University. Yitian is fluent in Chinese and English.

Matthew Ells

Associate

Matthew Ells

Associate

Matthew is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently leading the design for the Doha Cultural District in Doha, Qatar. Matt brings with him a range of experience working across multiple scales with both domestic and international firms including LOLA Landscape Architects in Rotterdam, Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) in Chicago, PEG Office of Landscape + Architecture in Philadelphia, and SWA Group in Los Angeles.

Matt’s interests pertain to the topics of regional planning, landscape architecture, graphic representation, computation, and digital fabrication. At the University of Pennsylvania, Matt has worked as a teaching assistant for design studios and seminars in both the Landscape Architecture and City Planning departments.

Matt earned his Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of City Planning degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Bachelor of Art in Environmental Science & Planning and Bachelor of Political Science degrees from Virginia Tech.

Sanghoon Lee

Associate

Sanghoon Lee

Associate

Sanghoon is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently working on Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road District Improvements and the Miami Underline Phase 1. Previously, he was a designer on the Dachong Mixed-Use Development Master Plan in Shenzen, the Taopu Central Park in Shanghai, and the Samsung Campus Master Plan in South Korea.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Sanghoon worked at the Landscape Urbanism Laboratory in Seoul on various design competitions including the Gangbook Large Park Design Competition, The Seoul Grand Park Renovation Competition, and the KEB Bank Garden. 

Sanghoon earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and both a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture degree from Seoul National University.  Sanghoon is fluent in English and Korean.

Adam Novack

Associate

Adam Novack

Associate

Adam is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently leading the design and technical coordination for a portion of the Manhattan West Development Project in New York. Prior to joining Field Operations, Adam led the implementation of the Main Fountain Garden at Longwood Gardens, in addition to other development projects in Miami.

Adam has practiced in multiple international landscape architecture firms, including West8 and SWA, on a range of projects in United States, and internationally including parks, gardens, urban developments, and historic restoration projects.

Adam earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Iowa State University.

Chelsea Lada

Office Manager

Chelsea Lada

Office Manager

Chelsea is the office manager at James Corner Field Operations. Prior to joining Field Operations, Chelsea was an Account Executive at a strategic marketing firm in Manhattan, working closely clients nationwide to develop compelling digital marketing and consumer relationship management campaigns. Chelsea began her career in public relations at Regan Communications Group before receiving her BA degree in Business Administration from Boston’s Suffolk University. After graduation, she expanded her role at Regan and became Social Media Coordinator in its New York office. 

Youngsoo Kim

Project Designer

Youngsoo Kim

Project Designer

Youngsoo is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently the project designer for the High Line’s 18th Street Plaza. Previously, Youngsoo was the project designer for the Battersea Power Station residential building rooftop garden in London, the award-winning entry for the Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam, and the concept for Vanderbilt Plaza in New York.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Youngsoo worked for the visionary architect Paolo Soleri at the Arcosanti/Cosanti Foundation, where he was the lead designer for the Lean Linear City proposal in Beijing, China and primary copy-editor for the book Lean Linear City. A well published designer, Youngsoo has also contributed to the books “Conversations with Paolo Soleri” and “Substance” published by Princeton Architecture Press and University of Pennsylvania, respectively. 

Youngsoo earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from University of Pennsylvania where he was a recipient of an ASLA merit award. He also holds Master of Landscape Architecture and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degrees from the University of Arizona. He is fluent in both Korean and English

Chiyoung Park

Designer

Chiyoung Park

Designer

Chiyoung is a landscape and architectural design at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently a designer for the Qianhai Guiwan Waterfinger Park. He has been a designer on various public realm projects within the office, including the Presidio Tunnel Tops project and the Dubai Creek Harbour master plan.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Chiyoung worked at international and domestic firms including: PORT, PARKKIM, and JUNGLIM where he contributed to various design competitions.

Chiyoung holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Certificate in Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania where, in addition to working as a teaching assistant, he was the recipient of the Robert M. Hanna Price. Chiyoung also holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Soongsil University in Seoul. He is fluent in Korean and English.

Kate Rodgers

Project Designer

Kate Rodgers

Project Designer

Kate is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently the project designer for both the Domino Sugar Factory Site A Rooftop in Brooklyn and the Nassau Street Rooftop in Manhattan. Previously, Kate was a designer for the Tanja Pier Master Plan in Tangiers, Morocco, and the Greenpoint Landing Waterfront in Brooklyn. Her prior experiences in architecture and exhibit design have allowed her to approach her projects with a unique frame of reference focusing on both scale and craft. 

Prior to joining Field Operations, Kate worked with Snøhetta’s New York office, with Future Green Studio in Brooklyn, and with Candid Rogers Studio in San Antonio.

Kate Rodgers earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania where she was the recipient of the John Dixon Hunt Prize in History, Theory and Criticism, the Narendra Juneja Scholarship, an ASLA Merit Award. Kate worked with the PennPraxis/Olin team on the Rebuild by Design Competition, and was a founding member of the team that launched LA+, Penn’s Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture. Kate speaks conversational Italian.

Baewon Suh

Project Designer

Baewon Suh

Project Designer

Baewon is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations. Baewon is currently leading the design for an urban development competition in Villiers sur Marne, France and a private residence in Chatham, NY. Previously, Baewon was a project designer for Vancouver’s Northeast False Creek Parks and Open Space plan, the Dubai Waterfront Promenade, Seattle’s Central Waterfront, and Tanja Pier in Tangiers, Morocco. Baewon’s technical savvy and personal interests in 3-D representation has made him to an invaluable asset on many of the office’s projects

Baewon earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Rutgers University, and a Bachelors in Landscape Architecture degree from Kyunghee University in Seoul, South Korea. He is fluent in both English and Korean.

Andrew Brown

Designer

Andrew Brown

Designer

Andrew is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations and is currently working as a designer on the Lincoln Road District Improvements project in Miami Beach, Florida.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Andrew worked at UNStudio in Amsterdam, Gluck + in New York City, Aslihan Demirtas Studio in Istanbul, and Scott & Company Design-Build in Montreal. 

Andrew earned his Master of Architecture degree from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree from the University of Waterloo. While at McGill, he was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Graduating Medal, the RAIC Honour Roll award, and a Canadian Graduate Scholarship from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council. His academic research focused on revitalizing neglected spaces and structures centered around urban infrastructure. He is fluent in English and French.

Chelsi Parani

Administrative Assistant

Chelsi Parani

Administrative Assistant

Victor Czulak

Designer

Victor Czulak

Designer

Victor is a landscape and urban designer with James Corner Field Operations. Victor has a strong interest in digital methodologies and their applications in urban design and public space. He has used these skills to develop models and visualizations for projects including the Presidio Tunnel Tops and the Doha Cultural District. Previously, Victor was a designer on several projects including the High Line, Dachong Mixed-Use Development, and the ICEBERGS exhibit at the National Building Museum. 

Prior to joining Field Operations Victor worked with Mikyoung Kim Design in Boston and was an intern at Agence Ter.

Victor received his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is fluent in Polish and English.

Cricket Day

Project Designer

Cricket Day

Project Designer

Cricket is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently the project designer for Riverfront Park in Newark, NJ. Previously, Cricket was the project designer for the ICEBERGS exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C and a designer on Section 3 Phase 2 of the High Line. Cricket’s ability to work across multiple disciplines is paired with a collaborative and innovative approach to designing the public realm.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Cricket worked at OLIN and was also a project team member on the PennPraxis/OLIN team for the Rebuild by Design Competition. During this time he performed site and flood infrastructure research for the community of Hunt’s Point in the South Bronx. In addition to working as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Pennsylvania, Cricket was an associate editor for the school’s LA+ Journal: Pleasure issue.

Cricket earned his Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania where he was the recipient of the ASLA Honor Award, the Ian L. McHarg Prize, the Harry E. Parker Prize, and won second place in One Prize: Storm Proof. Cricket also holds a Bachelor in Psychology degree from the University of Virginia.

Chi-Yin Lee

Project Designer

Chi-Yin Lee

Project Designer

Chi-Yin is a landscape and architectural at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently leading the design of Taopu Central Park, a 240 acre post-industrial site in Shanghai, China. Previously she lead the design and technical coordination of the OCT Tower project in Shenzhen, China, and worked on Section 3, Phase 2 of the High Line.

Chi brings a well-rounded depth of knowledge and aesthetic to her work. Her background in architecture compliments her landscape sensibilities, resulting in designs that integrate building and landscape in a nuanced, seamless way. 

Prior to joining Field Operations, Chi-Yin worked at several national and international architecture firms including Haas Cook Zemmrich 2050, su11, and C.Y.LEE & Partners. 

Chi earned her Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from National Cheng Kung University. Chi speaks fluent Chinese and English.

Jingya Yuan

Designer

Jingya Yuan

Designer

Jingya is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently working on Square 696 in DC and the Murray Road Hong Kong Competition. Previously, Jingya was a designer for the Changi Airport Competition. With a background in urban planning, Jingya is able to bring invaluable knowledge of landscape, architecture, and urban design to her work. 

Jingya earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Bachelor of Engineering degree from South China University of Technology. She speaks fluent Chinese and English.

Ellen Garrett

Project Designer

Ellen Garrett

Project Designer

Ellen is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently leading the design for the India Street Pier and adjacent development in Brooklyn, NY. Previously, Ellen lead the design and construction oversight for CITI Plaza in downtown Manhattan, and was a designer on Section 3 Phase 2 for the High Line, as well as Seattle’s Central Waterfront. With a background in architecture, her interests overlap multiple disciplines, with affinities for not only the intimate scale of fabrication and detailing, but also large scale topographical and ecological networking. 

Ellen’s work has been the recipient of several awards, including the ASLA Student Award of Excellence and the Penny White research grant, which she used to study the effects of ship building infrastructure on coastal ecologies.

Ellen earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Ellen speaks conversational German.

Jinhyun Jun

Project Designer

Jinhyun Jun

Project Designer

Jinhyun is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently a project designer for the 28-acre Villers sur Marne development competition in France. Previously, Jinhyun was a designer for the 40 sq. mi. Xiong’an Planning Competition in Beijing, the Presidio Tunnel Tops in San Francicso, and Taopu Central Park in Shanghai. Jinhyun’s diverse project experience allows him to approach complicated public realm projects with a unique mindset, finding design solutions for complex situations.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Jinhyun worked for Synwha Consulting Ltd. in Seoul on an international design competition for the Yongsan Waterfront Master Plan, as well as various garden and plaza designs. 

Jinhyun earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard University, as well as his Master of Landscape Architecture and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea. Jinhyun is fluent in English and Korean.

Joshua Seyfried

Project Designer

Joshua Seyfried

Project Designer

Joshua is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently leading the design of the 23-acre Seaport Square Development in Boston, MA. Previously, he was lead designer for the High Line 18th Street Plaza, as well as design lead for the public realm strategy of the 200-acre Sunnyside Yard Feasibility Study. With an interest in complex urban projects, Joshua’s agricultural background combined with his understanding of urban complexities allows him to bring a unique perspective to many of the office’s projects.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Joshua worked in the Philadelphia office of Wallace Roberts & Todd where he was involved with designs for the 11th Street Bridge Park competition, as well as the constructed Oyama Yuen Harvest Walk, an adaptive re-use project for a suburban shopping center in Tochigi, Japan. 

Joshua earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Michigan State University.

Jingjin Zhong

Project Designer

Jingjin Zhong

Project Designer

Jingjin Zhong is a landscape architectural and urban designer at Field Operations. Jingjin is currently working on Taopu Central Park in Shanghai, OCT tower in Shenzhen and IGE International Garden Expo in Wuhan, as well as assisting Hang Cheng to develop marketing in China.

Prior to join Field Operations, Jingjin was a project manager and landscape designer at AECOM Shanghai, working on urban enhancement planning and landscape design development at various scales,  with multidisciplinary teams, as well as on public bidding and sourcing. Her projects included the Ningbo Sanjiang Liu’an urban space planning, the guidelines legally incorporated to Ningbo metro zoning; Ningbo Hi-tech park phase 2, ENT Watertown Youngor Waterfront, and Dongqian Lake international education forum landscape design are all under construction. Before AECOM, Jingjin worked at Balmori Associates, participated World Financial Center Plaza in New York City, Garden that Climbing Steps Marketing Proposal in New York City, El Dorado Bogota Urban Design in Columbia, Sao Paulo CCDI VIOL Real Estate Corporation Headquarter in Brazil, Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Design Competition in Australia.

Siying XU

Designer

Siying XU

Designer

Siying is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently a designer for the Presidio Parklands Framework Plan in San Francisco.

Prior to join Field Operations, Siying worked in the office of WEST 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture on the Drexel University Public Realm Plan and the 202 E 95th Street Rooftop Garden.

Siying earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree as well as a certificate of Real Estate Design and Development from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Bachelor of Landscape Gardening degree from Zhejiang University. She is fluent in both English and Chinese.

Boqian Xu

Designer

Boqian Xu

Designer

Boquian is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently working on the 40 sq. mi. Xiong’an Planning Competition in Beijing. Bo was previously a designer on the Riverfront Park, a 1-mile post-industrial urban waterfront in Newark, New Jersey.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Bo worked in Beijing on a variety of projects in China, including parks, community planning, and cemeteries. He was also a research assistant working at School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Boqian earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Landscape Gardening degree from Beijing Forestry University. While at Beijing Forestry, his student project The Zipper: The Lafitte Terminal, won a ULI honor award in 2015. He is fluent in Chinese and English.

Taehyung Park

Project Designer

Taehyung Park

Project Designer

Taehyung is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently working on the design and construction for Manhattan West’s public realm, a complex overbuild project above an existing and active rail yard located in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards district. Taehyung’s strong design acumen and interest in digital methods of design and representation have rendered him an invaluable team member on many of the office’s complex urban projects. 

Prior to joining Field Operations, Taehyung worked at Office Parkkim in Seoul on the Kazakhstan Sanatorium Master Plan, and West 8 in Rotterdam, Netherlands on a variety of projects including the competition winning entry for the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco and the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Taehyung earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree with Honors from Seoul National University. Taehyung is fluent in English and Korean.

Zhong Zhao

Designer

Zhong Zhao

Designer

Zhong is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently a designer on Washington D.C.’s historic C&O Canal. Previously, Zhong was a designer on the Qianhai Guiwan Waterfinger Park, the Chicago River Ideas Lab, and the High Line’s 18th Street Plaza.  

Prior to joining Field Operations, Zhong worked at Reed Hilderbrand in Boston and the GanSu Institute of Architectural Design and Research in China on both landscape and architecture projects. 

Zhong earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology. While at university, Zhong’s academic work focused on speculative urbanism and waterfront resiliency. Zhong is fluent in Chinese and English.

Shuo Yan

Designer

Shuo Yan

Designer

Shuo is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently a designer on the Guiwan Waterfinger Park in Shenzhen. Previously, Shuo was the designer for Field Operations’ exhibits on New York’s High Line and Chicago’s Navy Pier for the 2017 Shanghai Urban Space and Art Season Exhibition. He was also a designer for the competition proposal for the 40 sq. mi. Xiong’an Planning Competition in Beijing. He brings with him an approach to design informed by his background in planning, geology and media, as well as work experience in domestic, European and Asian professional firms.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Shuo worked and interned in several design offices including HMWhite, wHY, Latz+Parter and Topotek1. 

Shuo earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Landscape Architecture in Science degree from Peking University, and a Bachelor of Urban Planning degree from Beijing Forest University. Shuo is fluent in English and Chinese. 

Jieping Wang

Designer

Jieping Wang

Designer

Jieping is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations where he is currently a designer on the Doha Cultural District project. With a background in urban planning, Jieping brings a unique large-scale perspective to his projects.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Jieping worked in the offices of Natural-Build and PEG-Office of Landscape Architecture.

Jieping earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Urban Design degree from Wuhan University. He is fluent in English and Chinese.

Lance Wong

Designer

Lance Wong

Designer

Lance is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations. He is currently working on the Texas Medical Center TMC3 campus, an innovative medical research campus in Houston. He brings a strong interest in social and ecological ideals to his work at Field Operations and believes in the necessity of integration between people and their environment through landscape and urban design to create unique, harmonious, and sustainable public spaces.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Lance has worked at Adrian L. Norman Ltd in Hong Kong, a local landscape design office with a range of residential and commercial landscape design projects all over China and Hong Kong. During his time in Hong Kong, he was also involved with research into the sustainability of the historical and urban landscapes of Hong Kong along the transect of the MTR stations, and the forgotten landscape infrastructures and public spaces within the dense urban environment of Hong Kong.

Lance earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and a Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Studies degree from the University of Hong Kong. Lance is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English.

Colin Curley

Designer

Colin Curley

Designer

Colin is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently leading the design for the 500-acre Duas Barras Eco-Resort in northeast Brazil. 

Prior to joining Field Operations, Colin was a designer at FXFOWLE Architects , where he worked on two high-rise residential buildings in Brooklyn and Long Island City, as well as a visioning and feasibility study for the New Jersey Transit Central Concourse in Penn Station. 

Colin earned his Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with Highest Honors from the University of Virginia. While at Penn, Colin worked as a teaching assistant for design studio, theory, landform, and ecology courses, and completed a dual-degree independent thesis exploring the alternative aesthetic and experiential potential of complex, hyper-toxic industrial landscapes. He was named a University Olmsted Scholar, and was the recipient of an ASLA Merit Award and the Ian  L. McHarg Prize. He also conducts global literature review research and coordinates graphic design and production for LA+, PennDesign’s Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture.

Emily Tyrer

Designer

Emily Tyrer

Designer

Emily is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently a designer on the Miami Underline Phase 1 project team. 

Prior to joining Field Operations, Emily was an architectural designer at Danny Forster Design Studio and Erdy McHenry Architects, and a landscape designer at John McAslan + Partners in London.  

Emily earned her Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University. Emily speaks conversational French.