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 New Parklands, a 14-acre new park connecting the Main Post of the Presidio to Crissy Field and the Bay.

James’s 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 Businessweek, 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; 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 BA 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

Leading many of Field Operations’ most important public realm and urban design projects, Richard is widely regarded as one of the field’s most 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 the newly-open Public Square in Cleveland, the award-winning South Park at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London; the innovative research exhibition on Rotterdam’s Urban Metabolism for the 2014 International Architectural Biennale in Rotterdam; the award-winning competition design for Navy Pier Pierscape 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; the public realm design for a reclaimed industrial parcel in Earl’s Court, London; the design of the Atlanta BeltLine, 22 miles of an industrial rail corridor; the  Lake Ontario Park Master Plan, a 925-acre park on the industrial lakeshore of Toronto; the East River Master Plan, a 9-acre commercial and residential development with more than 6 acres of public open space; and the Surfside Residence, a 14-acre residential estate and gardens on the coastal dune landscape of 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 and South Lake Union Waterfront Park in Seattle, Washington; 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, Heriot-Watt University. 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 yard; 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 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 lead designer and project manager 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 Korea, including Busan Civil Park; Samsung Production Campus; 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.

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; the Duas Barras Resort on the North-West Coast of Brazil; 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. 

Hong Zhou

Principal, RLA, LEED AP

Hong Zhou

Principal, RLA, LEED AP

Hong Zhou is a registered 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 city in Shenzhen China, with significant new parks, waterfronts and urban neighborhoods; for OCT, a new sequence of plazas and public spaces connecting a new development of mixed-use towers in Shenzhen; and for Dachong, a mixed-use development with Foster+Partners. 

Hong was also 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.

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.

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, to her current work in marketing and business development.

Previously, Margaret worked on a number of important design projects including The Underline, a 10-mile-long linear park in Miami, and the award-winning design of Seattle Central Waterfront’s public realm and adjacent streets. Margaret led Field Operations’ internal team for the recently-published High Line (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 holds a Master in Landscape Architecture 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 Cheng is the director of Field Operations’ studio in Shenzhen, China. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.  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. 

Tsutomu Bessho

Senior Associate, RLA

Tsutomu Bessho

Senior Associate, RLA

Tsutomu Bessho is a registered landscape architect and urban designer at Field Operations.  He is highly valued in the office for his excellent technical skills, and efficient, careful work on all levels of design.  Tsutomu is 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; involving a large lake expansion and associated new lake edges, circulation, parking and structures.  He was the senior designer for the South Park 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.  He holds a Bachelor in Agriculture from the University of Tokyo and an MLA from the University of Pennsylvania. 

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.

Andrew ten Brink

Associate

Andrew ten Brink

Associate

Andrew ten Brink is a landscape designer at Field Operations. He received a Master of Landscape Architecture with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture with honors from Purdue University.  Andrew is currently the project designer of Seattle’s Central Waterfront.  He has also contributed to the office’s work on the Shenzhen Waterfront and Urban Design, Cleveland Uptown Plaza, and Santa Monic’s Tongva Park.  Prior to joining Field Operations, Andrew was employed by AECOM, where he worked on high-profile projects including the World Trade Center Streetscape,  and several civic institutions in the Washington D.C. area, including Marvin Gaye Park, The National Museum of American History, the Moultrie Courthouse, Woodland Park, and the Potomac Yard Linear Park.

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-author of TransUrban: Sarriguren and Valdespartera, which critiques the development of purported eco-cities in Spain. Recently, Andrew was the selected winner of the 2012 and 2013 International Garden Festival in Grand-Metis, Quebec, was awarded 1st ­­place in the Catalyst: Sacramento Capital Mall Competition and was featured in San Francisco’s Market Street Prototyping Festival.  He is the co-founder of ATLASlab, a design and research lab which focuses on facilitating art in the public realm.

Matt Grunbaum

Associate

Matt Grunbaum

Associate

Matt Grunbaum is an associate at James Corner Field Operations with exceptional skills and experience in design detailing and construction implementation.  He has a bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Canberra, where he was the recipient of the Caroline Lomas Design award.  He oversaw the construction of the Civic Center Parks (Tongva Park and Ken Genser Square) in Santa Monica and is currently the senior designer on the Central Green at the Philadelphia Navy Yards.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Matt was an associate landscape architect at Oculus Landscape Architecture and Urban Design and Kiah Infranet.  Matt managed projects from design through construction 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.

Kimberly Cooper

Associate, RLA

Kimberly Cooper

Associate, RLA

Kimberly is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations.  She is currently overseeing the construction of the Philadelphia Navy Yards’ Central Green and leading the design for Phase 2 of Chicago’s Navy Pier. She previously was the senior designer through the design and construction of the Phase 1 of Section 3 of the High Line. Kim also oversaw the construction of the Race Street Pier and Connector in Philadelphia and worked on the redevelopment of a Defense Site in Melbourne Australia, 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, she worked for OLIN in Philadelphia 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 on a number of international competitions; and for Kieran Timberlake Architects in Philadelphia on the renovation and construction of Yale University's largest historic residential college. She holds a BA from Bowdoin College in Biology and Environmental Studies, and a Masters in Landscape Architecture and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

Donghyouk Ahn

Associate, ASLA, RLA

Donghyouk Ahn

Associate, ASLA, RLA

Donghyouk is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations. He holds BA in landscape architecture, an MLA from Seoul National University and another MLA from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a designer for the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront project in Hong Kong.  He was previously a designer for the Samsung Campus System master plans and Hyundai Hotel, both in Korea  and the Cornell NYCTech Campus master plan on New York City’s Roosevelt Island.    

Prior to joining Field Operations, he worked at Office Parkkim in Seoul on the Flight 93 memorial design competition; Landscape Urbanism Laboratory in Seoul on the Sejong Art Center Park design competition for which his team won 1st prize, now built; and Lee + Papa and Associates in Washington DC on the Magok Waterfront design competition which won a Merit Award in the competition, a 2009 AIA Merit Award for unbuilt projects, and a Merit Award and Traveling Award for Innovation by the ASLA Maryland and Potomac Chapters.

Biyoung Heo

associate

Biyoung Heo

associate

Biyoung is a landscape designer and architectural engineer at James Corner Field Operations.  He is currently a designer for the Cornell/Technion Applied Science Campus on Roosevelt Island and Hallett's Point Waterfront and Residential Development in Astoria, Queens.  He previously was a designer for the Atlanta Beltline schematic design and the Qianhai Water City Master Plan in Shenzhen, China.

Biyoung  received a Bachelor of Engineering from Inha University in South Korea, where he is a licensed engineer, and has an MLA from the University of Pennsylvania.  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.

Alejandro Vazquez

associate

Alejandro Vazquez

associate

Alejandro Vazquez is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations.  He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Florida International University and a Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.  He is an exceptionally creative and meticulous designer, bringing an international knowledge of landscape, architecture and urban design’s most current thinking to his work.  Alejandro’s work has been featured in several prominent design publications.  At Field Operations he has been an integral team member on several award winning projects and competitions.  He is currently working on the design for Chicago’s Navy Pier, and was previously a designer for the winning proposal for London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the transformation of the 2012 Olympic park into a public amenity and destination post-games.

Sanjukta Sen

Associate

Sanjukta Sen

Associate

Sanjukta is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations.  She holds a B.Arch from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and an MLA from the University of Pennsylvania.  She is a designer for the CornellNYC Tech Applied Sciences Campus on Roosevelt Island and Greenpoint Landing on the East River.   Sanjukta was previously a designer for the Atlanta BeltLine, Seattle’s Central Waterfront, the Millennium Hollywood development, and Section 3 of the High Line in New York City.   Prior to joining Field Operations, she worked on the design of a major campus plaza for Stanford University at Peter Walker and Partners, at OLIN in Philadelphia on a plaza for the central train station in Frankfurt, Germany, and with nArchitects on a New York waterfront project for the Rising Currents exhibition of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  As an architect with S.Ghosh Architects in New Delhi, Sanjukta worked on several large scale development projects in India including the 2,000-acre JSPL Township in Orissa which involved designing resettlement colonies for displaced people.  At S.Ghosh, she also worked on 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 the new international airport in Lucknow.  Sanjukta is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, teaching graduate level studios in the Landscape Architecture department.

Stephanie Ulrich

Associate

Stephanie Ulrich

Associate

Stephanie is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations.  She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where she won the Robert M. Hanna Prize, the ASLA Merit Award and the Heidenbirg Fellowship and Chair’s Merit Scholarship.  At Cornell she won the William S. Downing Thesis Prize for Design Excellence.   Stephanie is currently a designer for the Greenpoint Landing development in Brooklyn, and was lead designer for a 315-acre development plan for a former military base in Melbourne, Australia.  She was previously a project designer for London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Earl’s Court development. 

Prior to joining Field Operations, Stephanie was a designer at StoSS Landscape Urbanism where she led a fast-tracked sustainable masterplan project for the Dubai Promenade in the UAE.  She was also staff designer at William Rawn Associates Architects working on several performing arts centers as well as a residence and hotel development.

James Tenyenhuis

Associate, RA, AIA

James Tenyenhuis

Associate, RA, AIA

James is a registered architect and a landscape + urban designer at James Corner Field Operations. He specializes in urban waterfronts and is currently managing the design and project team for Vancouver’s NEFC Waterfront Park. Previously he managed the design and project team for a 160-acre waterfront development with significant public realm in the Persian Gulf. Other previous work includes several components of the Seattle Central Waterfront, Chicago's Navy Pier, and the design of the Earl’s Court development in London.

Prior to joining the firm, James worked at several internationally-recognized design firms including !melk, Montgomery Sisam Architects, and duToit Alsopp Hillier. He has been actively engaged in design and construction of a prototype earthquake-relief housing in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan. James has a Master of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning and Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and a Bachelors of Architectural Science from Ryerson University.

Veronica Rivera

Associate, RLA

Veronica Rivera

Associate, RLA

Veronica is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations in the San Francisco office. Having worked in Puerto Rico, Berlin and New York City, Veronica brings a broad international perspective of culture, ingenuity, creativity. She recently completed Construction Administration for Cleveland’s Public Square, the innovative 6-acre transformation of roadways and quadrants into a unified and dynamic park at the center of the City.

 

With her background in Architecture from the University of Puerto Rico and an MArch and MLA from the University of Pennsylvania, she is a remarkably creative designer with a notable attention to detail, focusing on the continuity of projects from concept to construction. Prior projects include the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront in Hong Kong; Navy Yards Central Green in Philadelphia; and the New Presidio Tunnel Tops Project in San Francisco; as well as several other award-winning projects and competitions.

Eric Becker

Associate

Eric Becker

Associate

Eric Becker is Landscape Architect at James Corner Field Operations (JCFO).  He graduated in May of 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University with a secondary major in Environmental Studies.  His professional experience has showcased his knowledge of technical efficiencies and functionality, along with human interaction within designed spaces. His national and international travel has provided the design team a collaborative understanding of designing for the diversities in climate, culture, and site specific characteristics involved with projects.  Specific to the needs of detailed construction documentation and administration, Eric was brought onto the JCFO team to oversee the construction processes at Navy Pier Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects. 

Eric spent the previous 8 years practicing professionally as a Landscape Architect with Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company (JBC) out of Kansas City, Missouri.  Eric actively developed and assisted with design projects from the schematic design phase through construction documentation and construction administration phases as a Project Landscape Architect.  His collaboration had him working on a wide range of project types from green roof and green infrastructure design, sports complex master planning, sports field design, agronomic soils design, subdrainage and stormwater management design, water reuse and resource management, and community/ client meeting facilitation of various institutional, commercial, and sports field related projects.  He has also worked with a wide range of high-end design firms such as JCFO, and was previously collaborating with the design team on the Navy Pier Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects as a sub-consultant with JBC.

Dayoung Shin Joan

Associate

Dayoung Shin Joan

Associate

Da Young is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations.  She is currently a designer for the 5 Manhattan West development.  Previously, she was a designer for the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront in Kowloon, Hong Kong, and the Miami Museum Plaza. 

Prior to joining Field Operations, Da Young was a designer at Studio K Works in Seoul for several years, where she worked on projects that ranged from high-end residential to gallery and exhibition spaces.   She has a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Architecture from Ewha Womans University, receiving honors from both institutions.

Sahar Moin

Associate

Sahar Moin

Associate

Sahar is a project designer at James Corner Field Operations currently working on the Cleveland Public Square design team.  Her interest in landscape has grown out of a love of cities and the powerful impact of landscape on derelict and undervalued urban spaces.

Sahar has a Master in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan.  At Penn she was the recipient of the ASLA merit award, the George Madden Boughton Prize, the Narenda Juneja Award, and the Van Allen Traveling Fellowship, where she studied the planned and spontaneous reuse of underutilized spaces in the cities of Madrid, Barcelona, and Paris. 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.  

Aaron Kelley

Associate, LEED AP

Aaron Kelley

Associate, LEED AP

Aaron is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations.   He is currently working on the Architecture Biennale Rotterdam in the Netherlands.  He strives to accelerate the progress of engaging, regenerative design in public spaces and in natural ecosystems.  He has worked to enhance urban landscapes around the world, including projects in Spain, Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, Morocco, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, and the United States.

Aaron holds a Masters in City Planning 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 has been a guest lecturer and studio critic with various universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, La Universidad Europea de Madrid, La Universidad Camilo José Cela, the University of New South Wales and Philadelphia University.  He also holds a BA in Geography.

MIKE DEGREGORIO

ASSOCIATE

MIKE DEGREGORIO

ASSOCIATE

Michael is an Associate at James Corner Field Operations in the San Francisco office. 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.
His recent project involvement represents urban transformations along the San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles Waterfront. Prior to JCFO, Michael’s experience included design leadership and project management of public and private work within an urban context: 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.

KERRY HUANG

ASSOCIATE

KERRY HUANG

ASSOCIATE

Kerry is a project designer at James Corner Field Operations in the San Francisco office. She has a range of experiences working at multiple scales of design, masterplanning, construction and research, and has led projects from concept through construction documentation. She is currently working on the Open Space Framework Plan for the Presidio as well as the Presidio Tunnel Tops Project in San Francisco.
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, Stanford University School of Business student dormitory, Head Royce School Masterplan and NVIDIA Campus Headquarters. She has had a keen interest in complex and urban mixed-use development sites and have been integral to design development for many international projects as well, including Wuxi Taihu New City, Wuhan Optics Valley, and San Lin Mixed-Use Eco-Park in Shanghai, China.
Kerry received her master in landscape architecture and regional planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania after her bachelor degree in Chemistry and minor in Mathematics. Her analytical and problem-solving skill set from her science background allow her to investigate complex urban landscape systems to distill and extract opportunities for planning and design intervention.

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 Kim is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations. Youngsoo is currently a designer for Battersea Power Station residential building rooftop garden in London. He also worked on the design of the Architecture Biennale Rotterdam in Netherlands and the Vanderbilt Plaza project in New York.

Prior to joining Field Operations, he worked for architect Paolo Soleri at Arcosanti in Arizona after he earned degrees of Master and Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Arizona. He was a lead designer for Lean Linear City proposal in Beijing, China and a main editor for the same titled book. He also contributed books “Conversations with Paolo Soleri” and “Substance” published by Princeton Architecture Press and University of Pennsylvania. He holds Master of Landscape Architecture from University of Pennsylvania where he was a recipient of ASLA merit award.

Chiyoung Park

Designer

Chiyoung Park

Designer

Kate Rodgers

Project Designer

Kate Rodgers

Project Designer

Matthew Ells

Associate

Matthew Ells

Associate

Baewon Suh

Project Designer

Baewon Suh

Project Designer

Baewon is a landscape architecture and urban designer at Field Operations. He holds an MLA from Rutgers University and a Bachelors in Landscape Architecture from Kyunghee University in Seoul Korea. Baewon brings his diverse background and inherent interest for developing large public spaces in urban cities to his work at Field Operations. He has assisted  in the design of Shenzhen Dachong in China,  450 West 33rd Street in New York, Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, and Hong Kong Waterfront. His passion for site programming has helped our design team meet project initiatives. He is fluent in both English and Korean.

Kunkook Bae

Project Designer

Kunkook Bae

Project Designer

Andrew Brown

Designer

Andrew Brown

Designer

Chelsi Parani

Administrative Assistant

Chelsi Parani

Administrative Assistant

Victor Czulak

Designer

Victor Czulak

Designer

Cricket Day

Project Designer

Cricket Day

Project Designer

Cricket holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia.  At Penn 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.  Prior to joining JCFO, Cricket worked at OLIN Studio as well as the Penn/Olin team on the Rebuild by Design Competition, performing site research and flood infrastructure for the community of Hunt’s Point in the South Bronx. In addition to working as a teaching and research assistant at Penn, Cricket was an associate editor for the school’s LA+ Journal: Pleasure issue. 

Chi-Yin Lee

Project Designer

Chi-Yin Lee

Project Designer

Chi-Yin is a landscape architectural, architectural and urban designer at Field Operations. She brings a well-rounded depth of knowledge and aesthetic about architecture to her work. She is currently working on a post-industrial site in Shanghai, China, which creates graceful movements to redefine a new park as a social media and a regional ecological center.

Prior to joining the firm, Chi-Yin worked at several architecture firms including haascookzemmrich2050, su11, and CYL & Partners. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from National Cheng Kung University and a Master of Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ellen Garrett

Project Designer

Ellen Garrett

Project Designer

Ellen Garrett is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations. She is currently working on the Citi Plaza project, in New York. 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. 

She received her Master in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University and her Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University. She was the recipient of several awards such as the ASLA student award of excellence as well as the Penny White research grant, which she used to study the effects of ship building infrastructure on coastal ecologies. A collaborative project, The Digital Evolution of Warfare won an ASLA honor award for proposing the use of drone technology on topographical design and ecological succession. Prior to working at Field Operations she was a designer at Stoss LU and a studio instructor at Northeastern University School of Architecture.

Jinhyun Jun

Project Designer

Jinhyun Jun

Project Designer

Jinhyun Jun is a designer at Field Operations. He holds two Masters in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University and Seoul National University in Seoul Korea, and a Bachelors of Fine Arts and Sculpture from Seoul National University. Jihnyun brings his diverse background and inherent passion for developing large three dimensional experiences in public spaces to his work at Field Operations. He has assisted in the design of the Chinese International Garden Expo and Shenzhen Dachong Project. Jinhyun has received numerous awards including Seoul Urban Design competition in 2013.

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 working as the project manager and landscape designer at AECOM Shanghai. She fully contributed on various scale and multidisciplinary teams as well as project public bidding and sourcing, from urban enhancement planning to landscape design development, such as 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.

Boqian Xu

Designer

Boqian Xu

Designer

Taehyung Park

Project Designer

Taehyung Park

Project Designer

Taehyung Park is a landscape designer at Field Operations and is working on designing Prince Bay waterfront in Shenzhen. Prior to joining Field Operations, Taehyung worked at Office Parkkim in Seoul on the Kazakhstan Sanatorium Masterplan, and West 8 in Rotterdam, Netherlands on the projects that ranged from international design competitions including a competition winning entry of Fort Mason Center in San Francisco and Miami Beach Convention Center, to a large-scale urban design. Taehyung hold a BLA with an Honor from Seoul National University and MLA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where he was the recipient of the ASLA honor award.

Zhong Zhao

Designer

Zhong Zhao

Designer

Yitian Zhao

Associate

Yitian Zhao

Associate

Yitian is a landscape architectural and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations. She is currently work as a designer for the Shum Yip/ Upper Hills project in China that Field Operations is designing with Skidmore Owings and Merrill.

Prior to joining the firm, Yitian worked in several international Architectural firms on many projects in China, ranged from residential commercial development to historical preservation projects.

Sanghoon Lee

Associate

Sanghoon Lee

Associate

Lance Wong

Designer

Lance Wong

Designer

Joshua Seyfried

Project Designer

Joshua Seyfried

Project Designer

Joshua Seyfried is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations; he is currently working on the design team for the new Presidio Parklands Project in San Francisco, CA. Prior to joining James Corner Field Operations, Joshua worked in the Philadelphia office of Wallace Roberts & Todd as well as at Project Groundwork in Central Washington. His work has involved numerous domestic and international park projects ranging from the 11th Street Bridge Park Competition in Washington D.C. to a new civic landscape in Tochigi, Japan. An active participant of numerous competition teams, Joshua has represented the University of Pennsylvania at the Vertical Cities Asia Symposium as well as assisted on the Taopu Park competition proposal in Shanghai, China.  Currently, he is actively engaged in research into the social and environmental effects of the brick kiln industry in Bangladesh. 

Joshua holds a MLA degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a BLA degree from Michigan State University.