James Corner, RLA, FASLA

James Corner, RLA, FASLA

Founder and CEO

James Corner, RLA, FASLA

Founder and CEO

James Corner is Founder and CEO of James Corner Field Operations, a leading-edge urban design, public realm and landscape architecture studio based in New York City, San Francisco, Philadelphia, London and Shenzhen. James has devoted the past 30 years to advancing the field of landscape architecture and urbanism, primarily through his leadership on high-visibility, complex urban projects around the world, as well as through teaching, public speaking and writing.

Important public realm design projects include New York’s highly-acclaimed High Line; London’s South Park at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; Santa Monica’s Tongva Park; Chicago’s Navy Pier; Cleveland’s Public Square; Philadelphia’s Race Street Pier; Seattle’s Central Waterfront; Hong Kong’s Salisbury Gardens and Avenue of the Stars; and Shenzhen’s City of Qianhai, a new coastal city for 3 million people. He is currently leading the design for San Francisco’s Presidio Tunnel Tops, a 14-acre new park connecting the Main Post of the Presidio to Crissy Field and the Bay; the new Qatar Museums Cultural District and Park in Doha; and the Arts District West Bund Waterfront in Shanghai.

James’s work has been recognized with the National Design Award; the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture; The Daimler-Chrysler Design Excellence Award; 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: Foreseen/Unforeseen (Phaidon, 2015); The Landscape Imagination (Princeton, 2014); Recovering Landscape (Princeton, 1999); 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 prominent 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 emeritus Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where he has served on the faculty since 1989, and as Professor and Chairman 2000-2013.

He received a B.A (First Hons) from Manchester Metropolitan University; an M.L.A/U.Des. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design; an Honorary Doctorate in Architecture and Engineering (Dr.-Ing.e.h.) from the Technical University of Munich; and a Doctor of Design (honoris causa) from Manchester Metropolitan University. He sits on the Board of the Urban Design Forum and the Government Advisory Board of Shenzhen.

Born: Preston, England, 1961

Lisa Tziona Switkin, FAAR, ASLA

Lisa Tziona Switkin, FAAR, ASLA

Senior Principal

Lisa Tziona Switkin, FAAR, ASLA

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.

Margaret Jankowsky

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.

Geena Boscacci

Geena Boscacci

Office Manager

Geena Boscacci

Office Manager

Geena is the Office Manager at Field Operations. Trained in information systems, she brings experience in project planning which includes managing deliverables, teams and monitoring progress.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Geena was a Systems & Project Manager at Construction Logistics in San Diego.

Geena earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Information Systems from San Diego State University.

Richard Kennedy, RLA, ASLA

Richard Kennedy, RLA, ASLA

Senior Principal

Richard Kennedy, RLA, ASLA

Senior Principal

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.

Hang Cheng

Hang Cheng

Studio Director China

Hang Cheng

Studio Director China

Hang is the Director for James Corner Field Operations’ studio in Shenzhen, China. His work in China has been awarded several honors, including First Prize for the LaFarge Villa Design Competition in Tsinghua. He is currently leading the design for the Qianhai’s urban design project in Shenzhen, China; the public realm design for Dachong Village, a new sequence of plazas and public spaces connecting a new development of mixed-use towers in Shenzhen, China; and for Shum Yip Upper Hills, a mixed-use development in Shenzhen. He has also contributed to the Shelby Farms Park Y-bridge and Lake Pier designs.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Hang Cheng worked in Preston Scott Cohen’s office on the Los Gatos Villa and Sanya High-Tech Office 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.

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

Tsutomu Bessho, RLA

Tsutomu Bessho, RLA

Senior Associate

Tsutomu Bessho, RLA

Senior Associate

Tsutomu is a registered landscape architect and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently the Project Manager for multiple projects on the Princeton University campus. Tsutomu’s excellent technical skills, and efficient, careful work on all levels of design have been applied to many of the office’s projects, most recently on guiding Seattle’s Central Waterfront from design into construction.

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 also 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 OLIN, where he worked on the National Palace Museum in Taiwan; the Comcast Center in Philadelphia; and the Orange County Great Park Competition for Irvine, CA. 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.

Veronica Rivera, RLA, ASLA

Veronica Rivera, RLA, ASLA

Senior Associate

Veronica Rivera, RLA, ASLA

Senior Associate

Veronica is a registered landscape architect and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations in the San Francisco office, where she is leading the work on the Oakland A’s Ballpark and Master Plan. She is also working on the San Pedro Waterfront, a 40-acre mixed-use development along one mile of the port of Los Angeles’ waterfront, including 20 acres of parks, lawns, plazas, and gardens.

Previously, Veronica led the work on Resilient by Design, in which she developed proposals to holistically address the various connectivity, equity and environmental issues and create a more resilient South Bay. She was a core team member of the design team and oversaw construction administration for the Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio, a 6-acre transformation of roadways and hardscape into a unified urban park at the heart of downtown Cleveland. 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 Tunnel Tops project in San Francisco.
 
Having worked in Puerto Rico, Berlin and New York City, Veronica brings a broad international perspective of culture, ingenuity, and 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 a registered landscape architect in New York and she is fluent in English and Spanish.

Sanjukta Sen

Sanjukta Sen

Senior Associate

Sanjukta Sen

Senior Associate

Sanjukta is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations. She is currently leading the design and project team for Gansevoort Peninsula in Hudson River Park.Sanjukta is also leading the design and construction of Greenpoint Landing and Metrotech Commons, both of which are in Brooklyn, New York. Previously, Sanjukta was the project manager and lead designer for Domino Park in Brooklyn, Riverfront Park in Newark, and Central Green at the Navy Yards in Philadelphia. She was a designer for the Cornell Tech Campus in New York, Seattle Central Waterfront, and the Millennium Hollywood Development.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Sanjukta practiced as an architect with S. Ghosh & Associates 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 expansion 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 was one of the 2018 LAF Fellows for Innovation and Leadership, studying waterfront zoning and resiliency. She 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 in New Delhi, India. She is fluent in Hindi, Bengali and English.

Jingya Yuan

Jingya Yuan

Project Designer

Jingya Yuan

Project Designer

Jingya is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently working on Square 696 in Washington, D.C. and the Changi Airport in Singapore, one she previously worked on for the Changi Airport Competition. Previously, Jingya was a designer for the Murray Road Hong Kong 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.

Andrew ten Brink

Andrew ten Brink

Senior Associate

Andrew ten Brink

Senior 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, as well as managing the open space portion of the Princeton University Lake Campus Master Plan and the Princeton University Bridge project. His previous work includes the Qianhai’s Guiwan Waterfinger Park in Shenzhen, China; Cleveland’s Public Square; and Tongva Park and Ken Genser Square in Santa Monica, CA.

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.

Caroline Brazelton

Caroline Brazelton

Administrative Assistant

Caroline Brazelton

Administrative Assistant

Caroline is an Administrative Assistant at Field Operations. Drawing on her experience in administrative work, she not only contributes to finance and administration, but also marketing and business development.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Caroline was a temporary assistant for Beacon Hill Staffing, as well as a middle school teacher in Jacksonville, Florida.

Caroline earned her Bachelors of Vocal Performance and Music Education from Stetson University.

Eric Becker, RLA, ASLA

Eric Becker, RLA, ASLA

Associate

Eric Becker, RLA, ASLA

Associate

Eric is a registered landscape architect at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently managing construction administration for Manhattan West, including the Northeast Tower and Central Plaza. He is also managing construction administration on the Citi Plaza Project and Roof Terrace for Citigroup in Manhattan; for the Freshkills North Park Project in Staten Island, and for Columbia University’s Small Square and Forum in Manhattan.

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 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, including green roofs 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 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Iowa State University with a secondary major in Environmental Studies and is a licensed landscape architect in Missouri.

Tatiana V. Choulika, RLA, ASLA

Tatiana V. Choulika, RLA, ASLA

Principal

Tatiana V. Choulika, RLA, ASLA

Principal

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.

Karen Tamir, RLA

Karen Tamir, RLA

Principal

Karen Tamir, RLA

Principal

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.

Colin Curley

Colin Curley

Associate

Colin Curley

Associate

Colin is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently leading design for Yale University’s Sachem’s Wood, Gibbs’ Court, and the Yale Peabody Museum. Previously, Colin led the design for the 500-acre Duas Barras Eco-Resort in northeast Brazil.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Colin was a designer at FXCollaborative, 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.

Kimberly Cooper, RLA

Kimberly Cooper, RLA

Senior Associate

Kimberly Cooper, RLA

Senior Associate

Kimberly is a registered landscape architect and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently leading the design and project team for Yale University’s Sachem’s Wood and Gibbs Court, a new commons unifying the science hill community on campus; along with the Peabody Museum’s renovation and expansion, enhancing campus circulation and connection while supporting the museum’s rich legacy. She is also managing the construction administration of Columbia University’s Manhattanville 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 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. She also led concept design for the Texas Medical Center’s TMC3 Campus.

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 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 Bachelor of Biology and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College. Kim is a registered landscape architect in New York and maintains OSHA 10 certification.

Cricket Day

Cricket Day

Associate

Cricket Day

Associate

Cricket is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently leading design for Metrotech Commons and the India Street Development, both in Brooklyn. Previously, Cricket was the project designer for Newark’s Riverfront Park in New Jersey; the ICEBERGS exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. and a designer for the High Line Section 3, Phase 2. Cricket’s ability to work across multiple disciplines is paired with a collaborative and innovative approach to designing for the public realm.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Cricket worked at OLIN and was a member of 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 for the 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 from the University of Virginia.

Victor Czulak

Victor Czulak

Project Designer

Victor Czulak

Project 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 Presidio Tunnel Tops. Victor is currently working as a designer for the Qatar Museums Cultural District and Changi Airport in Singapore. Previously, Victor was a designer on several projects, including the High Line; Dachong Village, a 31-acre 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.

Kerry Huang, RLA

Kerry Huang, RLA

Associate

Kerry Huang, RLA

Associate

Kerry is a landscape architect at James Corner Field Operations’ San Francisco office where she is currently working on the Presidio Tunnel Tops park project, and leading the design and construction phase for Oyster Point Waterfront Park 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 designer to several public and institutional projects including an 8-acre downtown civic park in Boulder, Colorado; Stanford Graduate School of Business Housing Campus; Head Royce School Master Plan; and NVIDIA Campus Headquarters.

Kerry earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Art in Chemistry from the University of Texas. Her analytical and problem soving skills allow her to investigate complex landscape systems to distill and extract opportunities for planning and design intervention.

Matt Grunbaum

Matt Grunbaum

Senior Associate

Matt Grunbaum

Senior Associate

Matt 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, California, Navy Yards Central Green in Philadelphia, 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; the award-winning development for Puteri Harbour in 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.

Matthew Ells

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 Qatar Museums Cultural District in Doha. 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 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.

Hong Zhou, RLA, LEED AP

Hong Zhou, RLA, LEED AP

Principal

Hong Zhou, RLA, LEED AP

Principal

Hong is a registered landscape architect and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations with over 15 years of experience practicing in landscape and architecture, and has played a leading role in many of our most complex large scale urban projects in the U.S. and China. Hong is currently the Principal-in-Charge for many China projects, including Qianhai Guiwan Water Finger Park in Shenzhen; Taopu Central Park in Shanghai; and the Asian Games Official Village, a mixed-use development with significant public open space, in collaboration with KPF.

Hong was previously the lead designer and project manager for Knight Plaza, a shared public space between Pérez Art Museum Miami, by Herzog and de Meuron, and the Miami Science Museum, by Grimshaw Architects; for the Wolf River pedestrian bridge at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis; for the Manhattan West development, Manhattan’s 42-acre mixed-use development in Midtown with SOM and AAI Architects; for Dachong Village, a 31-acre mixed-use development with Foster + Partners and RTKL; and multiple mixed-use development projects in Shenzhen. She has led several winning entries for major design competitions in China, including one for Qianhai’s Regional Urban Planning International Consultancy in Shenzhen; the Xiong’an Boot Area Urban Design International Consultancy in Hebei; Guiwan Water Finger Park’s International Competition and Xiangmi Lake’s Urban Design International Competition in Shenzhen.

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

Biyoung Heo, RLA

Biyoung Heo, RLA

Associate

Biyoung Heo, RLA

Associate

Biyoung is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations. He is currently overseeing construction for the Cornell Tech Campus Phase 2 on Roosevelt Island, for which he was also the project designer. He is also the head designer for Greenpoint Landing in Brooklyn, New York. Previously, Biyoung was a designer for the Atlanta BeltLine schematic design and the Qianhai Water City Master Plan in Shenzhen, China. Additionally, he oversaw construction for Halletts Point Waterfront and residential development in Astoria, Queens.

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.

Justin Jackson, RLA

Justin Jackson, RLA

Associate

Justin Jackson, RLA

Associate

Justin is a registered landscape architect at James Corner Field Operations in the Philadelphia office. He is currently managing the design and project team for the C&O Canal National Historic Park Master Plan in Washington, D.C., a project focused on improving connections between Georgetown and the canal, and enhancing visitor experience by optimizing under-utilized areas. He is also managing the master plan for the Kennedy Center’s public space in Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Justin was a Senior Associate at PWP Landscape Architecture in Berkeley and managed the Arlington National Cemetery Southern Expansion project. In addition, he has extensive landscape architectural and horticultural experience from working at botanical gardens and arboretums throughout the eastern U.S.

Justin earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree with distinction from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with a minor in Horticulture from the University of Georgia.

Jinhyun Jun

Jinhyun Jun

Associate

Jinhyun Jun

Associate

Jinhyun is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently a project designer for the Qatar Museums Cultural District in Doha, Qatar and the Birmingham Smithfield Development in Birmingham, England. Previously, Jinhyun was lead designer for the Universal Studios Midworld Competition. Also, Jinhyun was a designer for the 28-acre Villers sur Marne development competition in France and the 40 sq. mi. Xiong’an Planning Competition in Beijing, the Presidio Tunnel Tops in San Francisco, 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 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.

Joanna Famm

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.

Alejandro Vazquez

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, as well as, leading design for Midtown Innovation District in Houston, TX. 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.

Jerri Wei, LEED AP

Jerri Wei, LEED AP

Designer

Jerri Wei, LEED AP

Designer

Jerri is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently a designer for the Kennedy Center Public Space Master Plan. She is also working on the design team for the C&O Canal National Historic Park Master Plan, another project in D.C. focused on improving connections between Georgetown and the canal and enhancing visitor experience by optimizing underutilized areas.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Jerri worked at Z+T Studio’s Shanghai office and OLIN’s office in Philadelphia, working on many park projects in China and piers and plazas in the U.S.

Jerri earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and her Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture degree from Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. She is fluent in Chinese and English.

Aaron Kelley, LEED AP

Aaron Kelley, LEED AP

Associate

Aaron Kelley, LEED AP

Associate

Aaron is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently leading the design for a media company campus in Los Angeles. Prior to this, Aaron managed the Lincoln Road District Master Plan in Miami Beach, the University of California at Berkeley’s Global Campus Master Plan, the winning competition entry for Taopu Central Park in Shanghai, and Field Operations’ award-winning work for the International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam.

Aaron acknowledges that creative and humane designs are best accomplished in an eclectic team setting and this is where he thrives. He has worked to enhance city life around the world, focusing not only on the craft of place-making, but also on the shape of our collective imagination. In addition to his project work, he is a guest lecturer and studio critic with various institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania, Rhode Island School of Design, and La Universidad Europea de Madrid.

Before joining Field Operations, Aaron was an urban research fellow, designer, and project manager at the Fundación Metropoli think-tank in Madrid, Spain. He 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. Aaron is fluent in English and Spanish.

Youngsoo Kim

Youngsoo Kim

Associate

Youngsoo Kim

Associate

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

Chi-Yin Lee

Chi-Yin Lee

Associate

Chi-Yin Lee

Associate

Chi-Yin is a landscape and architectural designer 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. Additionally, she is the project designer for Domino Refinery in Brooklyn, New York. Previously Chi led 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 worked at several national and international architecture firms, including Haas Cook Zemmrich STUDIO2050, 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.

Sanghoon Lee

Sanghoon Lee

Associate

Sanghoon Lee

Associate

Sanghoon is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently working on Sachem’s Wood for Yale University, creating a new commons unifying the science hill community on campus. Previously, he was a designer on the Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road District Improvements and the Miami Underline Phase 1. Additionally, Sanghoon worked with Field Operations on the Dachong Mixed-Use Development Master Plan in Shenzhen, 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.

Jayyun Jung, RLA

Jayyun Jung, RLA

Principal

Jayyun Jung, RLA

Principal

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.

Bo Dong

Bo Dong

Designer

Bo Dong

Designer

Bo is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently working on the 2022 Asian Games Village, a mixed-use development with significant public open space. Bo  has previously worked on the Xiong’an Planning Competition and for Guangming’s Central Park and Forest Park, both in Shenzhen, China.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Bo worked at Mathews Neilsen Landscape Architects’ office and Stantec, both in New York, and AECOM in Chongqing City, China. He has worked on many projects that range from small parks to large scale urban design in both the U.S. and China.

Bo earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from University of Pennsylvania with an Urban Design Certificate and his Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing. He speaks fluent Chinese and English.

Sahar Moin

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. While on the Van Alen Traveling Fellowship, her work focused on the planned and spontaneous reuse of under-utilized spaces in the cities of Madrid, Barcelona, and Paris.

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

Boxia Wang

Boxia Wang

Designer

Boxia Wang

Designer

Boxia is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations. She is currently working on the new Changi airport in Singapore and previously worked on the Bao’an Axis Park competition in Shenzhen, China.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Boxia worked at !melk’s office in New York on Su He Wan Park, an iconic urban park with large landscape sructures and pedestrian bridges in central Shanghai, China, winning the competition and working through the schematic design phase. She also has experience working on other residential and commercial projects in Hangzhou and Nanjing, China.

Boxia earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Penn State University. While at Penn State, Boxia was the recipient of an ASLA Student Honor Award. Her studies were focused on urban ecology and while at the GSD, Boxia worked as a teaching assistant for a core studio in the Landscape Architecture department. She speaks fluent Chinese and English.

Brooke Dexter

Brooke Dexter

Marketing Coordinator

Brooke Dexter

Marketing Coordinator

Brooke is a Marketing Coordinator at Field Operations. With a background in architecture, she leverages design experience with her current work in marketing.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Brooke was a Marketing & Graphics Associate at SITU—implementing a company rebrand across digital and printed matter and assisting with marketing and business development efforts across three divisions.

Brooke earned both her Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Michigan.

Lance Wong, RLA

Lance Wong, RLA

Project Designer

Lance Wong, RLA

Project Designer

Lance is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently working on a media company campus in Los Angeles. Previously, he worked 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 a registered landscape architect in Pennsylvania and a LEED accredited professional. He is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.

Karli Molter, RA, AIA

Karli Molter, RA, AIA

Associate

Karli Molter, RA, AIA

Associate

Karli is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently managing the project team for the Lincoln Yards North project in Chicago, Illinois.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Karli was an Assistant Professor in the Landscape Architecture Department at the Rhode Island School of Design, teaching with a focus on public space design, visualization and representation. She has also taught design studios at the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University in their landscape architecture and architecture departments respectively.

Karli was previously an architect and landscape designer for Snøhetta in New York City, working on a wide range of significant public projects. She was a core team member for the Temple University Library project in Philadelphia, Harvard House Zero project (a net zero research lab for the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities) in Cambridge, and the proposal for the Golden State Warriors Complex and Waterfront Park in San Francisco.

Karli holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. She is also a licensed architect in the state of New York.

Todd Lewis, RLA

Todd Lewis, RLA

Associate

Todd Lewis, RLA

Associate

Todd is a licensed landscape architect at James Corner Field Operations with over 25 years of professional experience. He is currently working on construction documentation and administration for Newark’s Riverfront Park, Boston’s Harbor Square Park, Yale University’s Sachem’s Wood and Gibbs’ Court, the High Line 18th St Plaza, and Square 696 in Washington, D.C. 

Prior to joining Field Operations, Todd worked at LandDesign in Washington, D.C., Keplinger Freeman Associates in East Syracuse, and for 21 years, was the owner of Earth and Turf based out of Syracuse, New York. He has a strong background in the technical aspects of projects and extensive experience in the design and construction of a wide variety of projects in both the public and private sectors.

Todd earned his Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture degree from the State University of New York, with his studies focused on landscape architecture and stormwater management. Todd is an accomplished field supervisor and registered in Virginia.

Yang Zhao

Yang Zhao

Designer

Yang Zhao

Designer

Yang is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently working on the Bao’an Axis Park competition in Shenzhen, China. She previously worked on the Oyster Point Waterfront Park with the Field Operations San Francisco office.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Yang worked at Snøhetta’s office in Oslo, Norway.

Yang earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and her Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Design degree from Tongji University in Shanghai. Yang is interested on landscape’s role in large scale urbanization, lending her skills to large scale work for China in the office. She speaks fluent Chinese and English.

Taehyung Park

Taehyung Park

Associate

Taehyung Park

Associate

Taehyung is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently working on the new Changi airport in Singapore. Previously, he worked on design and construction administration 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.

Joshua Seyfried

Joshua Seyfried

Associate

Joshua Seyfried

Associate

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. Previously, he was lead project designer for the High Line 18th Street Plaza, and 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.

James Tenyenhuis, RA, AIA

James Tenyenhuis, RA, AIA

Associate

James Tenyenhuis, RA, AIA

Associate

James is a licensed 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 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 for the Navy Pier in Chicago.

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. He is a licensed architect in the state of Colorado.

Dayoung Joan Shin

Dayoung Joan Shin

Associate

Dayoung Joan Shin

Associate

Dayoung is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations. She is currently 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 Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis; the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront in Hong Kong; and Knight Plaza in Miami. 

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

Dayoung earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded an ASLA Honor Award. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors from Ewha Womans University. Dayoung speaks fluent Korean and English.

Sarah Weidner Astheimer, RLA, ASLA

Sarah Weidner Astheimer, RLA, ASLA

Principal

Sarah Weidner Astheimer, RLA, ASLA

Principal

From innovative community workshops to design and construction administration, Sarah has successfully led projects that reflect strong contemporary design and a commitment to sustainable best management practices and ideals.

With over 13 years at Field Operations, Sarah is leading the office’s Philadelphia studio and is the Principal-in-Charge of several significant public realm projects, including the C&O Canal in Washington D.C., Lincoln Yards in Chicago, a media company campus in Los Angeles, and the master plan for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Sarah was the Principal-in-Charge for the original open space concept design for Houston’s new campus at the Texas Medical Center. She was the project manager and lead designer for a multi-phase, massive transformation of Chicago’s Navy Pier; the award winning Tongva Park in downtown Santa Monica; Central Green at the Philadelphia Navy Yards; and the Woodland Discovery Playground in Memphis, TN. Sarah’s strong leadership and impeccable organizational skills translated into on-time and on-budget delivery of these highly complex projects.

Outside the office, Sarah works to promote the advancement of sustainability within the field of Landscape Architecture and was significantly involved with the development of SITES®, the most comprehensive international system for developing and evaluating sustainable landscapes. Chicago’s Navy Pier was the first gold-certified SITES® project and the Woodland Discovery Playground was the first certified pilot project.

As a respected professional within her field, Sarah has lectured at the University of Pennsylvania, Pratt University, Chicago Ideas Week, and at national and state AIA, ASLA, Greenbuild, and NeoCon conferences. She was also a lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design for five years.

Sarah 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, where she received the Bolton Foundation Award. Sarah is a registered landscape architect in Pennsylvania and Florida and on the board for Friends of the Wissahickon Park and the Dean’s Council at PennDesign.

Jieping Wang

Jieping Wang

Associate

Jieping Wang

Associate

Jieping is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations where he is currently a designer for the 2022 Asian Games Village in Hangzhou, China and for the Bao’an Axis Park competition in Shenzhen, China. Previously, Jieping worked on the Qatar Museums Cultural District in Doha, Qatar. 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.

Elizabeth Savrann

Elizabeth Savrann

Designer

Elizabeth Savrann

Designer

Elizabeth is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations. She is currently working on the Oyster Point Life Sciences Complex in San Francisco, the Oakland A’s Ballpark and Master Plan, and San Pedro Public Market in Los Angeles. She brings expertise in developing conceptual, representation-driven projects, along with large scale, complex built projects.

Prior to her graduate studies, Elizabeth worked for the U.S. Green Building Council’s New York affiliate, Urban Green Council. She has also worked at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in Brooklyn, SCAPE in New York City, and for Design Earth, a Seoul Biennale 2017 conceptual project team. She has experience in working on projects that range from a small 2-acre park to large scale framework plans for urban riverfronts. 

Elizabeth earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, graduating with an ASLA Certificate of Merit Award. She received her Bachelor of Arts with a triple major in Biology, Geology and Environmental Studies from Oberlin College.

Anhua Liang

Anhua Liang

Designer

Anhua Liang

Designer

Anhua is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently a working on the Oakland A’s Ballpark and Master Plan and the City View Plaza in San Jose. Previously, Anhua was a designer for the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge, which generated a proposal for a more resilient South Bay, and Pier 70 in San Francisco, a mixed-use waterfront district. With a background in both large-scale urban planning projects and more intimate landscape design, he brings in a unique design sensibility by working at a variety of scales.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Anhua was a designer at SWA Group in Los Angeles and worked on a variety of international waterfront and commercial projects.

Anhua earned his Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from the Soochow University Gold Mantis School of Architecture. He speaks fluent Chinese and English.

Baewon Suh

Baewon Suh

Associate

Baewon Suh

Associate

Baewon is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations. Baewon is currently leading the design for Overlook Walk as part of Seattle’s Central Waterfront and the Princeton University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, working collaboratively with Ennead Architects. Additionally, Baewon is working on a private residence in Chatham, New York.

Previously, he was a project designer for Vancouver’s Northeast False Creek Park for the 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-dimensional representation have made him an invaluable asset for 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.

Emily Tyrer

Emily Tyrer

Project Designer

Emily Tyrer

Project Designer

Emily is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently a designer for our work on Princeton University’s campus; and for work on Sachem’s Wood and Gibbs’ Court on Yale University’s campus, creating a new commons unifying the science hill community. Previously, Emily was on the project team for Phase 1 of The Underline, a 10-mile long corridor of parkland, trails and neighborhood connections in Miami.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Emily was an architectural designer at Danny Forster & Architecture and Erdy McHenry Architecture, 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. 

Nicky Ye

Nicky Ye

Project Designer

Nicky Ye

Project Designer

Nicky is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently working on the project for the 2022 Asian Games Village. She has also recently worked with the team for the Doha Cultural District. Her previous projects include the Xiong’an Planning Competition and the Suhewan Competition in China.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Nicky worked at AECOM in Beijing, and both Mikyoung Kim Design and Keith LeBlanc Landscape Architecture in Boston. She has been exposed to a wide variety of domestic and international projects at various scales where she has acquired knowledge in project visioning, land use planning, materiality, craftsmanship, and planting design.

Nicky earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture degree from Purdue University. She is fluent in English and Chinese.

Stephanie Ulrich

Stephanie Ulrich

Associate

Stephanie Ulrich

Associate

Stephanie is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations. She is the lead designer for West End Square in Dallas and leading construction administration for the High Line Section 3 Phase 2 in New York City. Her wide range of experience is anchored by her ability to design attractive and inviting spaces that are integrated with their context, and to guide these designs through to completion—even on the most complex, high-profile projects. Her previous work includes the Galataport in Istanbul, Pier 70 in San Francisco, South Park Plaza at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, and a 315-acre development plan for the Maribyrnong Defense Site in Melbourne, Australia.

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 campus education and performing arts centers, as well as commercial developments.

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

Shuo Yan

Shuo Yan

Associate

Shuo Yan

Associate

Shuo is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently a designer on the Qatar Museum Cultural District in Doha and the Presidio Tunnel Tops Project in San Francisco. Previously, Shuo was the designer for Guiwan Water Finger Park in Shenzhen, China.

Shuo has worked on exhibits for Manhattan’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 Xiong’an Planning Competition in Beijing, a design proposal for 40 square miles of the city. He brings an approach to design that is informed by his background in planning, geology, and media, as well as his previous work in several domestic and international design offices.

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

Mi Yang, RLA

Mi Yang, RLA

Associate

Mi Yang, RLA

Associate

Mi is a registered landscape architect and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations in the San Francisco office, where she is currently leading the design of the Pier 70 Waterfront Development in San Francisco.

Mi is interested in experimenting with new ideas, methodologies, and design approaches across a range of scales and disciplines. With a diverse educational background in both architecture and landscape, combined with experience in both China and the U.S., Mi brings a comprehensive view on contemporary landscape design.

Mi earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree with distinction from Harvard University, and her Master of Landscape Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Tsinghua University. She speaks fluent English, Chinese, and conversational Japanese.

Isabel Castilla, ASLA

Isabel Castilla, ASLA

Principal

Isabel Castilla, ASLA

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.

Zhong Zhao

Zhong Zhao

Project Designer

Zhong Zhao

Project Designer

Zhong is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently working on the public realm design for Lincoln Yards in Chicago. He has previously worked on Washington, D.C.’s historic C&O Canal and he 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 studying, Zhong’s academic work focused on speculative urbanism and waterfront resiliency. Zhong is fluent in Chinese and English.

Yitian Zhao, RLA

Yitian Zhao, RLA

Associate

Yitian Zhao, RLA

Associate

Yitian is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is working on the project for the 2022 Asian Games Village and the Bao’an Axis Park competition in Shenzhen. Yitian recently led the design and technical coordination for Qianhai’s Guiwan Waterfinger Park in Shenzhen, China. Previously, Yitian was the lead designer for the Sandhill Woodland Park Competition in San Francisco, as well as the 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.

Clementine Jang

Clementine Jang

Designer

Clementine Jang

Designer

Clementine is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations in the San Francisco office. She is currently a designer for the Oakland A’s Ballpark and Master Plan and Oyster Point Waterfront Park in San Francisco. Previously, she worked on design development for Pier 70 in San Francisco, a mixed-use waterfront district. She was an integral part of the team for Resilient by Design: Bay Area Challenge, in which the Field Operations Team developed a proposal to holistically address the various connectivity, equity and environmental issues and create a more resilient South Bay. 

Clementine’s interests lie in creating a designed landscape with cultural and sociopolitical influences to transform everyday lives. She has also led planting design for many projects in the San Francisco office, utilizing her extensive knowledge of aesthetic, technical and sustainable management dimensions of planting strategies. Prior to joining Field Operations, she worked at SWA Group in San Francisco, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects in New York City, and Lee and Associates in Washington, D.C., where she worked on domestic projects ranging in various scales, including parks, plazas, courtyards, gardens, and waterfronts.

Clementine earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Sculpture degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art. While at Harvard, she has held teaching assistant and research assistant positions. Prior to her pursuit of landscape architecture, Clementine was an artist and floral designer in Baltimore and New York City. She speaks fluent Korean and English.

Boyang Li

Boyang Li

Project Designer

Boyang Li

Project Designer

Boyang is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations. He is currently working on Seattle’s Central Waterfront and projects for Princeton University’s campus, which include the open space portion of the Lake Campus Master Plan.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Boyang worked at SWA Group’s office in Los Angeles and PWP Landscape Architecture’s office in Berkeley, California. 

Boyang earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree with an Urban Design Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design from Tsinghua University. His work was selected to be included in Landscapes in Process, published by the Department of Landscape Architecture at the School of Design, and he graduated with the George Madden Boughton Prize. He speaks fluent Mandarin and English.

Yiqing (Ethan) Wu

Yiqing (Ethan) Wu

Project Designer

Yiqing (Ethan) Wu

Project Designer

Yiqing is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations. Yiqing is currently working on projects for Princeton University’s campus, which include the open space portion of the Lake Campus Master Plan and the Lake Carnegie flyover. He has also worked as a designer for the Central Waterfront in Seattle and Northeast False Creek in Vancouver. 

Prior to joining Field Operations, Yiqing worked at SWA’s office in Los Angeles and Dallas, Tierra Design in Singapore and BLY Landscape & Architecture Planning & Design Institute in Shenzhen on projects that vary from small-scale gardens to large-scale urban design.

Yiqing earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Beijing Forestry University. In his graduate studies, Yiqing received the Narendar Junqia Medal, Chair’s Acknowledgement Award for Design Progress and Chair’s Acknowledgement Award for Service. He is fluent in English and Chinese.

Emily Allen

Emily Allen

Designer

Emily Allen

Designer

Emily is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations. Emily is currently working on City View Plaza in San Jose and Oyster Point Waterfront Park in South San Francisco. She previously was a designer for the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge, which generated a proposal for a more resilient South Bay.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Emily worked at Bionic Landscape Architecture’s office in San Francisco, where she managed the Moffett Park Master Plan for Google’s new campus in Sunnyvale, California and served as the landscape lead on a multi-disciplinary team of urban designers, architects, community ecologists, and specialty consultants to craft a realistic long-term design vision.

Emily earned her Master of Landscape Architcture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and her Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Urban Design and Planning degree from New York University. Prior to her time at the GSD, Emily was a founding principal at BICI, a multi-disciplinary bicycle planning, policy and infrastructure design firm based out of New York City. At BICI, she worked with large and small clients to achieve their sustainable transportation goals through a dynamic combination of top-down planning and bottom-up community development. Emily is a LEED accredited professional.

Jingjin Zhong

Jingjin Zhong

Associate

Jingjin Zhong

Associate

Jingjin is a landscape architectural and urban designer at Field Operations. Jingjin is currently working on Taopu Central Park in Shanghai; the OCT Tower in Shenzhen; and an urban elevated walkway in Bao’an, Shenzhen. Previously, Jingjin has worked on the development for Shum Yip Upper Hills in Shenzhen. She is also assisting Hang Cheng in developing Field Operations marketing in China.

Prior to joining 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 Ningbo’s Sanjiang Liu’an urban space plan, the guidelines legally incorporated for Ningbo metro zoning, Hi-tech Riverside Park Phase 2, ENT Youngor Waterfront, and landscape design for the Dongqian Lake International Education Forum.

Before AECOM, Jingjin worked at Balmori Associates and worked on the landscape design for the World Financial Center Plaza in New York City and the CCDI VIOL Real Estate Corporation Headquarters in São Paulo. She also worked on the master planning and urban design for Bogotá’s El Dorado and the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Design Competition in Australia.

Jingjin earned her Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. Jingjin is fluent in Chinese and English.

Asa Kremmer

Asa Kremmer

Designer

Asa Kremmer

Designer

Asa is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently on the team for an international master plan project, along with Houston’s Midtown Innovation District.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Asa worked at HASSELL Studio’s office in Melbourne, Australia. He also interned with Stoss Landscape Urbanism’s office in Boston and ASPECT Studios in Melbourne. 

Asa earned both his Master of Landscape Architecture degree with distinction and his Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design from RMIT University in Melbourne. He studied abroad at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands, where he applied architectural engineering solutions to design for a major port in Rotterdam. He tutors at RMIT University in the Landscape Architecture program, guest reviews Master of Architecture studios at University of Melbourne, and his work has been featured in several publications in Melbourne and Hong Kong. He is fluent in English and speaks conversational Cantonese.

Anni Lei

Anni Lei

Designer

Anni Lei

Designer

Sijia Yang

Sijia Yang

Designer

Sijia Yang

Designer

Sijia is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations. She is currently working on the Bao’an Elevated Walkway in Shenzhen.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Sijia worked at Nancy Owens Studio in New York City. She previously interned at West 8 in New York City, and Plasma Studio and FORMULA Architecture Studio in Beijing. Sijia brings a desire to integrate cultural, ecological and architectural thinking into her work in the public realm.

Sijia earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from University of Virginia and her Bachelor of Engineering in Landscape Architecture degree from Beijing Forestry University. Her work has been featured in Catalyst at the University of Virginia, and she speaks fluent Mandarin and English.

Nick Lynch

Nick Lynch

Designer

Nick Lynch

Designer

Nick is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations. He is currently working on Vancouver’s Northeast False Creek Park, a 40-acre open space project on the waterfront, and Seattle’s Central Waterfront, a project working at multiple scales to re-center the city on the 1.5 mile-long waterfront and shape a new public realm.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Nick interned at PWP Landscape Architecture’s office in Berkeley, California, where he worked on the Barangaroo Reserve in Sydney, Australia and Vanderbilt Plaza in New York, along with competition work. He previously launched a small design/build company, integrating traditional construction methods and materials into the practice. His project experiences range from urban scale concept design to site-specific construction.

Nick earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Queen’s University, and is fluent in English, Spanish and French. He recently collaborated on the forthcoming Countryside exhibition at the Guggenheim, a project that extends work underway by AMO and students at the Harvard GSD. 

Matthew Wong

Matthew Wong

Designer

Matthew Wong

Designer

Matthew is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations. He is currently working on Pier 70, a 28-acre mixed-use development and waterfront park in San Francisco, the Oakland A’s Ballpark and Master Plan, San Pedro Public Market in Los Angeles, and Oyster Point Waterfront Park in South San Francisco.

Before joining Field Operations, Matthew worked for SCAPE in New York and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in Cambridge. While at MVVA, Matthew worked on Children’s Wharf Park in Boston. Prior to graduate school, he worked for the Office of Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Davis, where he played an integral role in the development of a campus-wide Framework Plan. He is experienced in working from the master plan level down to the scale of carefully detailed materials.

Matthew earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard University, where he was awarded the Norman T. Newton prize, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture with honors from the University of California, Davis. He has held various teaching and research positions as an assistant at the graduate and undergraduate levels. As a Penny White Fellow, he is studying agricultural production and hydrologic infrastructures along the New River and Salton Sea in the deserts of southern California. He is fluent in Spanish and English.