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. He 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; Seattle’s Central Waterfront; San Francisco’s Presidio Tunnel Tops; Hong Kong’s Salisbury Garden and Avenue of the Stars; Doha’s new Arts and Cultural District; and Shenzhen’s Master Plan for the City of Qianhai.

James has been recognized with the Cooper Hewitt 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 many prominent publications. 

James 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 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 sits on the Board of the Urban Design Forum, the Government Advisory Board of Shenzhen, and is an Elected Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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.

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 Domino Park in Brooklyn and for Phase 1 of the 4,500-acre Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, 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; the lead designer for the pool decks and streetscapes at the MGM Mirage City Center in Las Vegas, which opened in 2010; and the lead designer for Beekman Street Plaza in downtown Manhattan.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Tsutomu 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.

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, and Project Bloomhouse, a 52-acre Master Plan in East Palo Alto. He has also worked on 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 degree with honors from the University of California, Davis. He has held various teaching and research assistant positions at the graduate and undergraduate levels. As a Penny White Fellow, he studied 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.

Sanjukta Sen, ASLA

Sanjukta Sen, ASLA

Senior Associate

Sanjukta Sen, ASLA

Senior Associate

Sanjukta is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations. She is currently leading the design and project team for Hudson River Park’s Gansevoort Peninsula in Manhattan. Sanjukta is also leading the design and construction of Greenpoint Landing and River Street, 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 Master Plan in New York, and The Underline Master Plan in Miami.

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 has taught graduate design studios in the Landscape Architecture department at the University of Pennsylvania and has also lectured and been a guest critic at the University of Virginia. She was one of the 2018–19 LAF Fellows for Innovation and Leadership, allowing her to pursue her research interests examining the role landscape architecture and open space can play in forefronting resilience in urban waterfronts. 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.

Andrew tenBrink

Andrew tenBrink

Senior Associate

Andrew tenBrink

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 and Seattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion, which he has been a part of since 2010, as well as managing the open space portion of Princeton University’s Lake Campus and the Princeton University Bridge project. His previous work includes the Qianhai’s Guiwan Water Finger 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. 

Lisa Tziona Switkin, FAAR, ASLA

Lisa Tziona Switkin, FAAR, ASLA

Senior Principal

Lisa Tziona Switkin, FAAR, ASLA

Senior Principal

As the Senior Principal leading many of Field Operations most complex public realm design projects, Lisa is widely regarded as one of the field’s most effective leaders. With a background in urban planning and landscape architecture, Lisa has a special commitment to improving cities through the design of a holistic and vibrant public realm, inspired by place, people and nature. For 20 years, Lisa has helped to reshape New York City’s public spaces including the design and delivery of the High Line since 2004, Domino Park in Brooklyn, the transformative master plan for Staten Island’s Freshkills Park, the public spaces at South Street Seaport and Gansevoort Peninsula in Manhattan, and River Street’s master plan and waterfront park. Other signature projects include Santa Monica’s Tongva Park, Philadelphia’s Race Street Pier, Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, Newark’s Riverfront Park, The Underline in Miami, Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, the master plan for Seattle’s Central Waterfront, Boston Seaport, and the South Main District in Houston.  

Lisa currently serves as the President of the Landscape Architecture Foundation. In 2008, she was a Rome Prize recipient at the American Academy in Rome. She has a Bachelor in Urban Planning with a focus on Community Development Planning from the University of Illinois, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Lisa has taught graduate level design studios and lectured at universities, symposiums, foundations, and institutions around the world.

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.

Jingya Yuan

Jingya Yuan

Associate

Jingya Yuan

Associate

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 a confidential airport project. Previously, Jingya was a designer for the Murray Road Hong Kong Competition. With a background in urban planning, Jingya brings 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.

Jerri Wei, RLA

Jerri Wei, RLA

Designer

Jerri Wei, RLA

Designer

Jerri is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently working on the RiverPlace Master Plan along the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. Previously, she was a designer for two projects in Washington, D.C.: the Kennedy Center Public Space Master Plan, and the Georgetown Canal Plan, which is focused on improving connections between the neighborhood and the canal, as well as enhancing the visitor experience by optimizing underutilized areas.  She has also worked on the design of a creative campus in Los Angeles.

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

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.

Jingjin Zhong

Jingjin Zhong

Studio Director, China

Jingjin Zhong

Studio Director, China

Jingjin is the Director for James Corner Field Operations’ studio in Shenzhen, China. 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.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Jingjin was a project manager and landscape designer at AECOM Shanghai, working on urban enhancement planning and landscape design 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 was a designer 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 plan 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.

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 the construction administration for Manhattan West, including Northwest Tower, Loft Building, Southeast Tower Art Plaza, North Roof Terraces, and Central Plaza and Dyer Avenue. He is also managing construction administration for several other projects, including the Citi Plaza Project and Roof Terrace for Citigroup in Manhattan; the Freshkills North Park Project in Staten Island; and Ion Plaza in Houston, TX. He previously managed the construction administration 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, MO. As a Project Landscape Architect, Eric actively developed and assisted on projects ranging from the schematic design through construction documentation and construction administration. 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.

Richard Kennedy, RLA, ASLA

Richard Kennedy, RLA, ASLA

Senior Principal

Richard Kennedy, RLA, ASLA

Senior Principal

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 nearly 20 years of professional experience, Richard is currently leading the design of Presidio Tunnel Tops in San Francisco, a new 14-acre park that connects the Presidio to the San Francisco Bay; Pier 70, now underway with the first phase of the 28-acre mixed-use development and waterfront park in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood; the Oyster Point Waterfront, an 80-acre waterfront district in South San Francisco; the San Pedro Promenade and Public Market, a 30-acre waterfront park and marketplace in the Port of Los Angeles; and the new Oakland A’s Ballpark and Master Plan in Oakland. Recently, Richard led the Field Operations team in the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge, a year-long effort to holistically shape a framework for adaptation in the face of sea level rise in the Bay Area.

Richard also led the design and implementation of Cleveland’s Public Square; Shelby Farms 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 in 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 degree with distinction from Harvard University, where he was awarded the Jacob Weidenmann Prize for Excellence in Design, and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree 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 office in San Francisco.

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 creation of the Portage Cove Trail Framework Plan in Haines, Alaska, working collaboratively with the Alaska Arts Confluence, Chilkoot Indian Association, and Borough of Haines, Alaska.

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 degree with highest honors from the University of Virginia. While at Penn, Colin completed an independent Master of Architecture + Master of Landscape Architecture thesis exploring the alternative aesthetic and experiential potential of contaminated industrial landscapes. He was named a University Olmsted Scholar, and was the recipient of an ASLA Merit Award and the Ian L. McHarg Prize. Colin has taught a graduate-level landscape architectural design studio at Penn, and he manages research, graphic design, and production for LA+, Penn’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, as well as the Peabody Museum’s renovation and expansion, enhancing campus circulation and connection while supporting the museum’s rich legacy. She is also leading the design and team for Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus.  Its signature open space, the Large Square, is currently under construction.   

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 KieranTimberlake 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 Hudson River Park’s Gansevoort Peninsula in Manhattan. 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.

Tatiana V. Choulika, RLA, ASLA

Tatiana V. Choulika, RLA, ASLA

Principal

Tatiana V. Choulika, RLA, ASLA

Principal

With over 30 years of professional international experience in planning and design, Tatiana oversees some of the firm’s most complex projects. She is currently managing the planning and design of Seattle’s Central Waterfront; the open space design for the Northeast False Creek waterfront in Vancouver; the design and implementation of Freshkills Park in Staten Island; and the design of open spaces for Columbia University’s new Manhattanville Campus, Yale University Science Hill, and Princeton University’s campus. 

Throughout 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.

Tatiana is a registered landscape architect and holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master in Sciences and Management of Natural Resources degree from the University of Edinburgh, and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture degree from the Edinburgh College of Art. Tatiana participates in talks, conferences, and forums related to the field of landscape architecture on a regular basis.

Megan Born, RLA, ASLA

Megan Born, RLA, ASLA

Senior Associate

Megan Born, RLA, ASLA

Senior Associate

Megan is a registered landscape architect and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations. Megan is currently leading multiple projects in Philadelphia, including a new major waterfront redevelopment and a central urban plaza, and the office’s contributions to the Tidal Basin Ideas Lab in Washington, D.C. Previously Megan was the project manager for a number of Field Operations’ high-profile public realm projects over the years, including the redesign of Minneapolis’ Nicollet Mall, a 1-mile long, 14-acre streetscape project in downtown Minneapolis, from the winning design competition entry through construction. She was the lead designer of the winning competition entry for the Presidio Parklands project in San Francisco as well as Seattle’s Central Waterfront Framework Plan and Concept Design, and led early concept studies for the High Line Spur in New York.

As a lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, she teaches graduate design studios and courses in media and representation. She is also the co-editor of Via Dirt (MIT Press, 2012), which critically explores landscape’s role in contemporary design practice.

Megan earned her Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded the prestigious Ian L. McHarg Prize for Excellence in Ecological Design, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University. Megan is a registered landscape architect in Pennsylvania.

Victor Czulak

Victor Czulak

Associate

Victor Czulak

Associate

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 in San Francisco and Brooklyn’s Ericsson Playground. Victor is currently working as a designer for the Qatar Museums Cultural District and a confidential airport project. 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 leading the construction phase of 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 experience 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 for 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 degree from the University of Texas. Her analytical and problem soving skills enable her to investigate complex landscape systems in order to distill and extract opportunities for planning and design intervention. 

Ting Liang

Ting Liang

Designer

Ting Liang

Designer

Ting is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations. She is currently working on Presidio Tunnel Tops in San Francisco, a new 15-acre park connecting the Main Post of the Presidio to Crissy Field and the Bay.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Ting worked at Sasaki’s office in the Boston area, Martha Schwartz Partners’ office in London, and URBANUS Architecture & Design’s office in Shenzhen. Her previous experience includes large-scale landscape and urban development, and campus master plans, as well as smaller scale landscape and architectural design.

Ting earned her Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture in Urban Design degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. While at the GSD, Ting received the Norman T. Newton Prize and the Penny White Project Fund, and her work has been featured in GSD publications and PennDesign’s LA+. She speaks fluent Mandarin, Cantonese, and English.

Mike Abate

Mike Abate

Associate

Mike Abate

Associate

Mike is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations where he focuses mainly on project delivery, including construction documentation and administration. Mike is currently working on the Citi Plaza and Rooftop in New York, a vibrant and diverse office space, and Newark Waterfront Park, a public linear park along the Passaic River.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Mike worked at LandDesign’s office in Alexandria, Virginia on a wide variety of projects from office courtyards, public parks and community event spaces, to large-scale urban design projects.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Massachusetts where he was nominated as a 2016 Olmsted Scholar and received a BSLA Merit Award for his work on Market Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. He served as the President of the Student ASLA chapter and helped to organize fundraising events and community engagement activities, and led visualization tutorials for the department.

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 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.

Karen Tamir, RLA, ASLA

Karen Tamir, RLA, ASLA

Principal

Karen Tamir, RLA, ASLA

Principal

Karen is a registered landscape architect and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, bringing over 20 years of professional experience in landscape architecture. Karen is recognized for her experience in designing and implementing major projects throughout New York City, especially along the waterfront, addressing resiliency and zoning considerations. Karen’s projects include Hudson River Park’s Gansevoort Peninsula in Manhattan; MetroTech Commons in Brooklyn; Cornell Tech’s new campus on New York’s Roosevelt Island; Newark’s Riverfront Park; Greenpoint Landing Waterfront Park in Brooklyn; and Domino Park on the Brooklyn waterfront in Williamsburg, New York. She led the site framework plans for Pratt Pullman District in Atlanta; Lapid Framework Plan in Tel Aviv, Israel; Boston’s Seaport District; and Columbia University’s Muscota Marsh project on the Harlem River.

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 and is a registered landscape architect in New York.

Matthew Ells

Matthew Ells

Associate

Matthew Ells

Associate

Matthew is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he has led the design for a series of confidential competitions and projects. Previously he was the designer 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 & 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 worked as a teaching assistant for design studios and seminars in both the Landscape Architecture and the 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.

Biyoung Heo, RLA

Biyoung Heo, RLA

Senior Associate

Biyoung Heo, RLA

Senior 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. 

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.

Brooke Dexter, Assoc. AIA

Brooke Dexter, Assoc. AIA

Director of Communications

Brooke Dexter, Assoc. AIA

Director of Communications

Brooke is our Director of Communications at Field Operations, leading all communications and marketing efforts. With a background in architecture, she leverages this and her graphic design experience for her work, communicating who we are, what we do, what motivates and inspires us, and what our values are. Recently, she was part of the core team at Field Operations that has been working with the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation as part of the Neighborhoods Now initiative. She has also led two volumes of an office-wide publication at Field Operations, Positions, that stakes out a diverse array of interpretations and values on certain themes, such as “Nature” and “Cities.”

Prior to joining Field Operations, Brooke was a Marketing & Graphics Associate at SITU and led the effort to translate core values and the brand identity across the firm’s digital and printed materials as part of a rebrand across the three divisions.

Brooke holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan in addition to a B.S. in Architecture with a minor in Urban & Community Studies. During her time at U of M, she was the Editor in Chief for award-winning volumes of the Michiganensian and an editor for Dimensions at Taubman College.

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 Georgetown Canal 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 a corporate headquarters’ roof terraces and Met Park in Arlington, VA, as well as a creative campus in Los Angeles. He previously managed 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. Justin is a registered landscape architect in Georgia and is a member of ASLA and the American Public Gardens Association.

Seth Rodewald-Bates, RLA, ASLA

Seth Rodewald-Bates, RLA, ASLA

Associate

Seth Rodewald-Bates, RLA, ASLA

Associate

Seth is a licensed landscape architect at James Corner Field Operations with more than ten years of experience. He is currently working on Pier 70, a 28-acre mixed-use development and waterfront park, and Presidio Tunnel Tops—both in San Francisco.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Seth worked at PWP Landscape Architecture, where he assisted with the expansion of Glenstone, a contemporary art museum near Washington, D.C., that encompasses 230 acres of designed landscape experience. While at Spackman Mossop Michaels in New Orleans, Seth worked on a variety of civic, institutional, residential, and hospitality projects. As an intern at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Seth was able to further his passion for large-scale site-specific art. He began his career at Sasaki in Boston. Seth has worked on numerous campus, waterfront, urban, and mixed-use projects throughout the U.S. and abroad, and is adept at both resolving intricate design problems as well as overseeing construction.

Seth earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Louisiana State University and his Bachelor of Science in Horticulture degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. He has previously taught at Stephen F. Austin State University, Boston Architectural College, Louisiana State University, and Tulane University. Seth is licensed in Mississippi and Louisiana.

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 17 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 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s New Campus in Guangzhou, a 300-acre campus development with significant open space, Qianhai Guiwan Water Finger Park in Shenzhen, the first finger park to be constructed in the Qianhai region; and Taopu Central Park, a 237-acre park in Shanghai.

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 has a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she won the Ian L. McHarg Prize for Excellence, and earned both her Master and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Tsinghua University. She is a registered landscape architect in the state of Pennsylvania. Hong is fluent in Chinese and English.

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.

Adrian Flores

Adrian Flores

Associate

Adrian Flores

Associate

Adrian Flores is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations. He is currently 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. He is also working on a 50-acre mixed-use development Tech Hub in San Jose, CA.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Adrian worked at Stimson in Cambridge, MA. While at Stimson, he assisted in the design of and oversaw the construction of the Northeastern University Pedestrian Crossing, a 2-acre campus park in the heart of Boston, MA, and the Hardberger Park Land Bridge in San Antonio, TX that, when constructed, will be 150 feet wide and broad enough for animals and people to safely cross. Adrian also worked on numerous gardens and campus projects throughout New England. 

Adrian earned his Master’s in Landscape Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. While at the Rhose Island School of Design he taught a core studio and a materials and technology course for several years.

Alejandro Vazquez

Alejandro Vazquez

Senior Associate

Alejandro Vazquez

Senior 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 the design for Midtown Innovation District in Houston, Texas. 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 degree from Florida International University. Alejandro is fluent in English, Spanish, and Catalan.

Aaron Kelley, LEED AP

Aaron Kelley, LEED AP

Senior Associate

Aaron Kelley, LEED AP

Senior 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 and a large public realm design on the Willamette Waterfront in Porland, OR. 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. 

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 Columbia University’s Large Square and Princeton University’s Lake Campus. Previously, Youngsoo was the project designer for the High Line’s 18th Street Plaza, as well as 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 [Sub]stance published by Princeton Architecture Press and University of Pennsylvania, respectively. 

Youngsoo earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a recipient of an ASLA merit award. He also holds Master of Architecture and Bachelor of 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 architect and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently leading the design of two projects in Brooklyn, New York: Ericsson Playground and Domino Sqaure. Previously she was the project designer for Taopu Central Park, a 240-acre post-industrial site in Shanghai, China, and Domino Refinery and Con Edison Waterfront in Brooklyn. Chi also 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. She is a licensed landscape architect in the State of New York.

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 Princeton University’s Dillon Gymnasium and Residential Colleges. Previously he worked on Sachem’s Wood for Yale University, creating a new commons unifying the science hill community on campus, and was a designer for Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road District Improvements and Miami’s The 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 degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture degree from Seoul National University. Sanghoon is fluent in English and Korean.

Qi Wang

Qi Wang

Designer

Qi Wang

Designer

Qi is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations. Qi is currently working on Portland RiverPlace’s master plan and open spaces along the Williamette River in the South Waterfront district of Portland, Oregon. He previously was a designer for Field Operations’ entry for Baltimore’s Middle Branch Competition.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Qi interned with RANGE’s office in Brooklyn and Latz + Partner’s office in Munich. He has worked on projects ranging from large-scale urban planning and urban transformation to site-specific design.

Qi earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania with an Urban Design Certificate and his Bachelor of Engineering in Landscape Architecture degree from Tongji University in Shanghai. During his time at the University of Pennsylvania, he was a research assistant with the McHarg Center and was a speaker at the Design with Nature Now conference. Qi speaks fluent Chinese and English. 

Jayyun Jung, RLA

Jayyun Jung, RLA

Principal

Jayyun Jung, RLA

Principal

Jayyun 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 led the design and delivery for the award-winning Salisbury Gardens and Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront, as well as the redesign of the iconic Avenue of Stars, in Hong Kong. Jay is currently the Principal-in-Charge for our work on Manhattan West in New York, which features over 2 acres of open space on structure amidst a group of mixed-use towers.

Previously, Jayyun was the lead project designer and manager for a series of projects, including the Hyundai Hotel in South Korea; Race Street Pier, a recreational pier on Philadelphia’s Delaware Riverfront; and the open space master plan and design of Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus, a $56 million open space and streetscape project. 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). Jayyun’s built projects, such as the Macallen Building and the Battery Bosque and Promenade, demonstrate Jayyun’s creativity and technical proficiency with details and construction, as well as his in-depth knowledge of horticulture.

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

Bo Dong

Bo Dong

Project Designer

Bo Dong

Project Designer

Bo is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he recently worked on the winning competition team for Shenzhen Central Park, a large-scale public green space located in the core area of Shenzhen. Bo previously worked on the 2022 Asian Games Village, a mixed-use development with significant public open space, and two other projects in Shenzen: the Xiong’an Planning Competition and Guangming’s Central Park and Forest Park.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Bo worked at Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects and Stantec, both in New York, and at AECOM in Chongqing City, China. He has worked on many projects ranging from small parks to large-scale urban designs in both the U.S. and China.

Bo earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the 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.

Yun Wang

Yun Wang

Designer

Yun Wang

Designer

Yun is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations. She is currently working on Youcheng Park in Shenzhen, China.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Yun worked for SAND in Tokyo, SLA in Copenhagen, RELM Studio in Los Angeles, and DnA_Design and Architecture in Beijing. She has worked on a vareity of international projects at a range of types and scales, from master plans and transit-oriented developments to roof terraces and gardens.  

Yun earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies degree from the University of Toronto. While at the University of Pennsylvania, Yun worked as a research assistant for the Design with Nature Now 2019 exhibition and publication at the McHarg Center, and was a Studio Teaching Assistant. She is fluent in Mandarin and English. 

Sahar Moin

Sahar Moin

Associate

Sahar Moin

Associate

Sahar is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she managed the design and project team for San Francisco’s Presidio Tunnel Tops. 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 to the detailing of courtyard gardens within campus landscapes. While on the Van Alen Traveling Fellowship, Sahar’s 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

Project Designer

Boxia Wang

Project Designer

Boxia is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations. She is currently working on a confidential airport project 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. 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.

Lance Wong, RLA

Lance Wong, RLA

Associate

Lance Wong, RLA

Associate

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 a corporate headquarters’ roof terraces and Met Park in Arlington, VA. Previously she managed the 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 Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. She is 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 Dallas’ West End Square, 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 MetroTech Commons in Brooklyn, and Hudson River Park’s Gansevoort Peninsula in Manhattan. She previously worked on the Bao’an Axis Park competition in Shenzhen, China, and 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 in 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.

Mengzi Wang

Mengzi Wang

Designer

Mengzi Wang

Designer

Mengzi is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently working on several projects in Shenzhen, China, including the Bao’an Elevated Walkway, Guiwan Water Finger Park, and Shenzhen Central Park.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Mengzi worked for AECOM in Shenzhen; Colour Urban Design in Newcastle upon Tyne, England; OLIN in Philadelphia; and L&A Design Group in Beijing. She has a deep interest in public spaces where people can equitably enjoy and embrace nature in cities. Having worked on both small and large-scale projects in China and the UK, she is familiar with a variety of planning systems and working styles.

Mengzi earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Sheffield and her Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture degree from Purdue University. She speaks fluent English and Mandarin.

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 Princeton University’s campus landscape projects. Previously he led the design work for a confidential airport project as well as a competition entry for a large-scale sports complex in Hong Kong. Taehyung’s previous experience includes the Manhattan West project in New York and Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront and Salisbury Gardens in Hong Kong. Taehyung’s strong design acumen and craftsmanship in overall design utilizing digital methods has rendered Taehyung an invaluable team member on many of the office’s most complex urban projects. 

Prior to joining Field Operations, Taehyung worked at Office PARKKIM in Seoul and at West 8 in Rotterdam on a variety of projects, including international winning-competition entries.

Taehyung earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from 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 a confidential airport project in Asia. Previously, he was lead project designer for the 23-acre Seaport Square Development in Boston, 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.

Shuhan Liu

Shuhan Liu

Designer

Shuhan Liu

Designer

Shuhan is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently working on a confidential airport project.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Shuhan worked at PORT Urbanism in Philadelphia, was a Junior Architect at SLA in Copenhagen, and interned at SWA/Balsley’s office in New York City. He has worked on a range of projects from small gardens to large-scale urban planning and design projects around the world. 

Shuhan earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree with a focus on planting from Nanjing Forestry University. While at the Penn School of Design, Shuhan received the Laurie D. Olin Prize and was both a research and teaching assistant. He is fluent in Mandarin and English.

Margarida Mota

Margarida Mota

Designer

Margarida Mota

Designer

Margarida is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations. She is the project designer on a series of projects in Southern California, including a creative campus, a production studio, and a historic Japanese garden. Margarida also worked on the office’s recently publicized Tidal Basin Ideas Lab project for Washington, D.C. 

Prior to Field Operations, Margarida worked for Snøhetta in Oslo, Norway and Topotek 1 in Berlin, Germany.  She has worked on a range of projects from small gardens to large-scale urban planning and design projects around the world. At the University of Pennsylvania, Margarida was the recipient of both the Laurie D. Olin Prize and the ASLA Merit Award, and has been involved with PennPraxis. As a PennPraxis mentor, she participated in the Fresh Air Everywhere Virtual Design Studio.

Margarida earned dual Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from Kent State. She grew up in downtown Lisbon and moved to the U.S. when she was seventeen to live with an American family and has remained in the country since. Margarida is fluent in both English and Portuguese.

James Tenyenhuis, RA, AIA, NCARB

James Tenyenhuis, RA, AIA, NCARB

Senior Associate

James Tenyenhuis, RA, AIA, NCARB

Senior 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, as well as Doha’s Qatar Museums Cultural Disctricts. Previously, James was the project manager for Dubai Creek Harbor, a 160-acre waterfront development with an extensive public realm; the designer for several components of Seattle’s Central Waterfront, including Washington Landings and Overlook Walk; and a designer for Navy Pier in Chicago.

Prior to joining 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 holds a NCARB Certificate and 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 15 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 Portland Riverplace in Portland, OR, Met Park in Arlington, VA, the Georgetown Canal Plan in Washington, D.C., and a media company campus in Los Angeles. Sarah was the Principal-in-Charge for a multi-phase, massive transformation of Chicago’s Navy Pier. She was also the project manager and lead designer for 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 L. McHarg Prize for Excellence, and her Bachelor of Arts in the Growth and Structure of Cities degree from Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges, where she received the Bolton Foundation Award. Sarah is a registered landscape architect in Pennsylvania, California, and Florida, and is on the board for Friends of the Wissahickon Park and the Dean’s Council at PennDesign. 

Elizabeth Savrann

Elizabeth Savrann

Project Designer

Elizabeth Savrann

Project 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 and Project Bloomhouse with Emerson Collective. Previously she has also worked on 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, and in Yale University’s geological department as a research assistant. She has also worked at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in Brooklyn, SCAPE in New York City, and for Design Earth on a Seoul Biennale 2017 conceptual project team. She has experience working on projects that range from a small 2-acre park to large-scale framework plans for urban riverfronts. While at Harvard University, Elizabeth held multiple teaching assistant positions at the graduate level, and had work published and exhibited in GSD platforms 10 & 11, and in LA+ Imagination.

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.

Xuanang Li

Xuanang Li

Designer

Xuanang Li

Designer

Xuanang is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations. He is currently a designer for Princeton University’s East Campus Site Development, and Overlook Walk at Seattle’s Central Waterfront. Previously, he worked on Princeton University’s Environmental Studies and School of Engineering and Applied Science (ES/SEAS), as well as Shenzhen’s Qianhai Guiwan Water Finger Park and OCT Tower.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Xuanang interned at PORT Urbanism’s office in Philadelphia and worked as a planning intern at L&A Design Group in Shenzhen. He has worked on a variety of projects at different scales, ranging from relatively small-scale parks to landscape planning on an urban design scale.

Xuanang earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania with an Urban Design Certificate and his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Chongqing University. He previously spent time as a research assistant with the McHarg Center as part of the Next 100 Million Project, focusing on the projection of the American population in 2050 and how climate change will impact us in economically and energy-wise. He is fluent in Mandarin 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, as well as the Seattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion’s roof. Additionally, Baewon is working on a private residence in Chatham, New York. 

Previously, he was a project designer for Princeton University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science; Vancouver’s Northeast False Creek Park open space plan; the Dubai Waterfront Promenade; Seattle’s Central Waterfront; and Tanja Pier in Tangiers, Morocco. Baewon’s technical savvy and personal interest in three-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.

Jiong Wang, LEED GA, ASLA, APA

Jiong Wang, LEED GA, ASLA, APA

Designer

Jiong Wang, LEED GA, ASLA, APA

Designer

Jiong is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations. He is currently working on SKP Chengdu, a rooftop park project in Sichuan, China, and the exterior spaces and upper-level terraces for the mixed-use Busan Millak-Dong development in Busan, South Korea.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Jiong notably worked with SWA/Balsley in New York. Jiong was also an intern for SGA in Norfolk, Virginia; PORT Urbanism in Philadelphia; Futureopolis in Suzhou, China; Altamanu in Chicago; and BIAD (Bejing Institute of Architectural Design). He has experience contributing to several large-scale projects, including the Guangzhou East Railway Design Competition in China, the Bayfront Parks design for Jersey City, New Jersey, and the Fulton Market District Streetscape Design in Chicago.

Jiong earned his Master of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning degree with a minor in Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Beijing University of Technology. He has also taken classes in landscape architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

Emily Tyrer

Emily Tyrer

Associate

Emily Tyrer

Associate

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, including the Art Museum, the Health Services Building, the Residential Colleges, the Lewis Center for Visual Arts, and the Diagonal Walk. 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. She also worked on the Lincoln Road District Improvements in Miami Beach and Sachem’s Wood and Gibbs’ Court on Yale University’s campus. 

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

Associate

Nicky Ye

Associate

Nicky is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she is currently working on Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Guangzhou campus. She has also recently worked on the office’s project for the 2022 Asian Games Village as well as with the team for the Qatar Museums Cultural District. Her previous projects include the Xiong’an Planning Competition and the Suhewan Competition in China.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Nicky worked in Boston for both Mikyoung Kim Design and Keith LeBlanc Landscape Architecture, as well as at AECOM in Beijing. 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.

Sihong Deng

Sihong Deng

Designer

Sihong Deng

Designer

Sihong is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations. She is currently working on two waterfront parks: Central Waterfront in Seattle and Hudson River Park’s Gansevoort Peninsula in Manhattan.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Sihong interned at SWA/Balsley’s office in New York City. She also interned at THUPDI’s office in Beijing, where she worked on renovation projects for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics master plan.

Sihong earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. She is fluent in Mandarin and English.

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 Highline Plaza in New York, and the Brickell Development and Park in Miami. Previously, Shuo was the designer for the Qatar Museums Cultural District in Doha and the Guiwan Water Finger Park in Shenzhen, China. 

Shuo worked on the Presidio Tunnel Tops in San Francisco, and 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 degree from the University of Pennsylvania, his Master of Science in Landscape Architecture degree from Peking University, and a Bachelor of Urban Planning degree from Beijing Forestry University. Shuo is fluent in English and Chinese. 

Xiaofan Wu

Xiaofan Wu

Designer

Xiaofan Wu

Designer

Xiaofan is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations. He is currently working on Princeton University’s Hobson College and Diagonal Walk in Princeton, NJ. Previously, he worked on the firm’s submission for London’s Camden Highline Competition.  

Prior to Field Operations, Xiaofan worked for the East China Architectural Design and Research Institute in Shanghai. He has worked on many projects that involve large-scale urban planning and urban transformation, as well as site-specific design.

Xiaofan earned his Master of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He also has a Master of Architecture degree from Tongji University in Shanghai, a Certificate in Urban Design from Technische Universität in Berlin, and a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Design from Chongqing University. Xiaofan is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

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. Fully bilingual in Spanish and English, Isabel is a strong communicator, with deep experience leading extensive public engagement efforts and complex multi-agency approvals for large public realm projects.

She is currently the Principal-in-Charge for Dallas’ West End Square, a 0.75-acre urban square at the center of Dallas’ historic West End; Phases 1 and 2 of New York’s High Line Section 3; the High Line’s 18th Street Plaza; the Master Plan and implementation of the first phase of the of the historic Lincoln Road District in Miami Beach; and the Master Plan and Phase 1 of 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 Pérez Art Museum Miami, by Herzog + de Meuron, and the Miami Science Museum by Grimshaw Architects. 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 and SOM; and many smaller rooftop terraces and gardens around the country including the 60 Water Street rooftop in Brooklyn, NY.

Isabel holds Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where she was awarded a Faculty Medal for Excellence and the E. Lewis Dales Traveling Fellowship, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to her work at Field Operations, Isabel has lectured at universities and symposiums across the U.S.

Zhong Zhao

Zhong Zhao

Associate

Zhong Zhao

Associate

Zhong is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently working on the Tidal Basin Ideas Lab in Washington, D.C. He has previously worked as a designer on the public realm design for Lincoln Yards in Chicago; Washington, D.C.’s historic C&O Canal; Guiwan Water Finger Park in Qianhai; 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 currently working on construction coordination for Qianhai’s Guiwan Waterfinger Park in Shenzhen, and construction documents for Boston’s Seaport.  She recently led the design for the 2022 Asian Games Village and the Guangming competition, also in Shenzhen. 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 developments, 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.

Yang Du

Yang Du

Designer

Yang Du

Designer

Yang is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations. She is currently working on the Flower Mart in San Francisco and San Jose’s City View Plaza. 

Prior to Field Operations, Yang worked for Snøhetta in Oslo, Stoss Landscape Urbanism in Boston, and Z+T Studio in Shanghai. She has worked on many projects ranging from small parks to large-scale urban design in both the U.S. and China.

Yang earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Soochow University in Suzhou, China. Yang is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

Boyang Li

Boyang Li

Associate

Boyang Li

Associate

Boyang is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations. He is currently working on the River Street Waterfront Master Plan in Brooklyn. He previously worked 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 interned at 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

Associate

Yiqing (Ethan) Wu

Associate

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

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

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.

Anni Lei

Anni Lei

Designer

Anni Lei

Designer

Anni is a landscape and urban designer at James Corner Field Operations. She is currently working on the design for the West Bund Art District’s waterfront in Shanghai, China, and recently worked on Houston’s Midtown Innovation District. She previously worked on Chicago’s River Edge Ideas Lab ideas competition and the Xiong’an planning competition for Beijing.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Anni worked at West 8’s office in Rotterdam and Turenscape’s office in Beijing. She has worked on projects of varying scales, ranging from urban parks to exhibition gardens. 

Anni earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from University of Pennsylvania with an Urban Design Certificate and her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design from Tsinghua University in Beijing. While at the Penn School of Design, she held teaching and research assistant positions, and was awarded the Ian L. McHarg Prize in 2019. Anni is fluent in both 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 working on the design of Miami’s Lincoln Road. Previously Asa was on the team for an international master plan project, as well as 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 degree 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 a major port in Rotterdam. He tutored at RMIT University in the Landscape Architecture program, guest reviewed Master of Architecture studios at University of Melbourne, and has had his work featured in several publications in Melbourne and Hong Kong. 

Emily Allen

Emily Allen

Associate

Emily Allen

Associate

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 Architecture 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.

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 the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy degree from Queen’s University. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and French. He recently collaborated on the Countryside, the Future exhibition at the Guggenheim, a project that extends work underway by AMO, OMA’s research and design studio, and students at the Harvard GSD. 

Jeff Wertheim

Jeff Wertheim

Designer

Jeff Wertheim

Designer

Jeff is a designer at James Corner Field Operations. He is currently working on 1 Southside Park, a new development project in Miami.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Jeff worked at Kathryn Herman Design in New Canaan, CT, LandDesign in Washington, D.C., Square Acre Studio in Madison, NJ, and CLC Landscape Design in Ringwood, NJ. He has experience working at a range of scales, including his contributions on some high-end residential projects in Connecticut, along with public and civic projects in Northern Virginia.

Jeff earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Pennsylvania State University and studied abroad at Akademie für Internationale Bildung in Bonn, Germany.

Zishen Wen

Zishen Wen

Designer

Zishen Wen

Designer

Zishen is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations. He is currently a designer for Pier 70 in San Francisco and a tech hub near San Jose, CA. Previously he worked on the Oakland A’s Ballpark and the San Pedro Waterfront, a 40-acre mixed-use development along one mile of the port of Los Angeles’ waterfront. 

Prior to joining Field Operations, Zishen worked as a landscape designer at SWA Group’s office in Sausalito and SWA/Balsley’s office in New York City. He also worked as an architectural designer at Kengo Kuma & Associates in Tokyo and TeamMinus in Beijing.

Zishen earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, his Master of Architecture degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, and his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Southeast University in Nanjing, China. While at Harvard, he held teaching assistant and research assistant positions and was awarded the Penny White Project Fund for “Brownfield on Extraterritoriality: Waste Disposed of in Global, Recycled in Rural China.” Zishen speaks fluent Chinese and English.

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, as well as interned at West 8 in New York City, Plasma Studio in Beijing, and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects in Charlottestvilla, VA. 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 the 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.

Sangyoon Lee

Sangyoon Lee

Designer

Sangyoon Lee

Designer

Sangyoon is a landscape designer at James Corner Field Operations, where he is currently working on 1133 SW 2nd Avenue Southside Park in Miami, and Edens Union Market in Wahsington, D.C. Previously he worked on a public realm strategy for the Rade de Toulon competition in France.

Prior to joining Field Operations, Sangyoon worked at JWL Landscape Architecture in Korea. He worked at JWL Landscape Architecture’s office in Korea, where he often worked on garden or resort scale projects.

Sangyoon earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Seoul National University. During his studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, he was a teaching assistant and received third place in the Ideasforward student competition. He speaks fluent Korean and English.