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Our Mission

Founded in 1990, site design group, ltd. (site) is an award-winning landscape architecture, urban design, and architecture firm based in Chicago, Illinois.

We are recognized by our ability to visualize and communicate innovative design concepts and spatial experiences throughout the design process. We provide professional design services to architects, engineers, municipalities, corporations, and institutions throughout Chicago, the United States, and Asia.

With every project and every client, we strive to think outside the box to engage and excite people with who we are and what we do. We are constantly looking to other disciplines and new collaborators for unique ideas, new materials, and leading-edge technologies to improve the way we work and play.

Our Services

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Design
  • Planning
  • Architecture
  • Project Management
  • Construction Administration
  • Amenity Space Design
  • Art Installations and Fountain Design
  • Campus Planning
  • Commercial, Retail, and Mixed-Use
  • Community Identity
  • Green Roofs and Roof Decks
  • Healthcare and Healing Gardens
  • Institutional and Libraries
  • Interior Gardens
  • Natural Play Spaces
  • Parks and Playgrounds
  • Placemaking
  • Public Involvement
  • Public Plazas
  • Recreation and Athletic Fields
  • Schools and Nurseries
  • Streetscapes and Transportation Planning
  • Sustainable Design
  • Universities and Higher Education

Meet the Team

ABIGAIL POTTER

ABIGAIL POTTER

Technical Team

ABIGAIL POTTER

Abigail is on the Technical Team at site. She has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech, with minors in Sociology and Horticulture. Abigail is passionate about community-driven design and creating equitable spaces for all. In addition, she has a strong interest in advocating for the arts and engaging with all facets of the design world. Originally from New Hampshire, Abigail grew up exploring the outdoors and major cities of New England. Abigail is an avid walker, enjoys watching baseball games (go Red Sox!), and attending live concerts.

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with minors in Sociology and Horticulture, 2021,
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

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ASHLEY MANNIX

ASHLEY MANNIX, PLA

Technical Manager

ASHLEY MANNIX, PLA

Ashley is a Technical Manager at site, with experience as a team leader and construction manager at multiple international design firms. She is a Licensed Landscape Architect in Florida and New York. Over her eight years of professional experience, Ashley has worked on local and international projects at various scales from early conceptual design through construction administration; bridging design to documentation and implementation.

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, 2014,
Kansas State University, KS

Study in Landscape Architecture, 2013,
Centro Studi, Orvieto, Italy

Registration/Certification

Registered Landscape Architect, Florida and New York

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BRADLEY MCCAULEY

BRADLEY MCCAULEY, PLA, ASLA, CDT

Managing Principal

BRADLEY MCCAULEY, PLA, ASLA, CDT

Brad is the Managing Principal at site, who specializes in construction detailing and contract documentation. Through Brad’s extensive knowledge in transforming designs into buildable projects, he has helped facilitate numerous award-winning public spaces. His work includes urban waterfronts, streetscapes, residential developments, urban parks, playgrounds, and open space design in both the public and private sectors.

Brad’s expertise in construction documentation, detailing, and business operations has led to more carefully crafted, iconic, and well-loved public spaces throughout Chicago and the Midwest. Brad is actively involved in a number of professional and service organizations, including serving as the Vice President of Membership for the American Society of Landscape Architects and a member of the Stewardship Council of The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2007,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Registration/Certification

Licensed Landscape Architect, States of Illinois, Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin

Certified Document Technologist

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Landscape Architects, Illinois Chapter Trustee and Past President

American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Allied Member

The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Stewardship Council

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Consortium for Design and Construction Careers

Construction Specification Institute

University of Illinois Landscape Architecture Department Alumni Resource Committee

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BRENDA KIESGEN

BRENDA KIESGEN

Senior Project Manager

BRENDA KIESGEN

Brenda Kiesgen is a Senior Project Manager at site with a passion for social spaces that integrally fit into the context of the urban fabric. Her skills in site analysis, communication, and aesthetic considerations within the collaborative design process produce unique, vivid spaces which culminate in the creation of enduring solutions. Brenda’s education as an architect allows her to envision the creation of spaces through the creative juxtaposition of material and form, while her research of innovative sustainable technologies lays the foundation of an integrated design process.

Along with her husband, Brenda enjoys raising their two children, a pit bull, and chickens in the small northern community of Wadsworth. Brenda's love of production keeps her busy outside of work tending to her garden, building furniture, and designing stationary.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, 2006,
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

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CAMILLE APPLEWHITE

CAMILLE APPLEWHITE, PLA, ASLA

Project Manager, CDOT Streetscape & Sustainable Design Program

CAMILLE APPLEWHITE, PLA, ASLA

Camille joined site in 2021 as a Project Manager assigned to the Chicago Department of Transportation’s Streetscape and Sustainable Design Program. Camille has a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture with a minor in Studio Art and Design from Purdue University. Her professional experience includes working for a range of Chicago-based design firms. She is also the Co-Found of BlackSpace Chicago, a collective of Black designers and creatives in the fields that influence the built environment. Camille is actively involved in the Illinois Chapter of ALSA and currently serves as the Service Chair after previously participating in the Equity + Design panel (2019) and A Millennial Manifesto (2018). She is an active volunteer with a wide range of organizations, including Chicago Mobile Makers and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Windy City Rollers, where she has skated since 2018. 

Education

Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture, Minor in Studio Art and Design, 2013,
Purdue University

Registration/Certification

Licensed Landscape Architect, State of Indiana

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Landscape Architects, Illinois Chapter Service Chair

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CARL ALLEN

CARL ALLEN

Technical Team

CARL ALLEN

Carl Allen joins site as a member of the Technical Team. He has seven years of architecture experience in residential, retail, and commercial projects. He has a well-rounded background in Revit and construction documentation and brings an interest in the history and other forces that shape our built environment. Carl has lived in Chicago for six years and originally comes from Tacoma, Washington. In his free time, he enjoys computer gaming, running, and Seattle Mariners baseball.

Education

Bachelor of Architectural Design, 2015,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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CARLOS MOTIN

CARLOS MOTIN

Technical Team

CARLOS MOTIN

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CHASE MORGAN

CHASE MORGAN, PLA, ASLA

Design Manager, Horticultural Specialist

CHASE MORGAN, PLA, ASLA

Chase is a Design Manager, Horticultural Specialist at site with a focus on planting design. Prior to joining site in 2021, he successfully implemented his horticultural talents on a wide range of project types and sizes including green roofs, living walls, urban parks, and intimate gardens. Chase has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During his senior year, he studied planting design at the University of Sheffield in England which inspired him to pursue a niche horticultural role within the industry. Outside of work, Chase enjoys experiencing everything Chicago has to offer - restaurants, neighborhood festivals, concerts, and more. He is an avid traveler and enjoys visiting botanical gardens where he can geek out and get inspired for the next project.

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2012,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Registration/Certification

Professional Landscape Architect, Illinois

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CLARE JOHNSON

CLARE JOHNSON

Project Manager

CLARE JOHNSON

Clare Johnson joins site as a Project Manager and brings over twelve years of experience in related fields. She has worked in public gardens, commercial landscapes, and residential design and build. Her specialties include therapeutic and accessible gardens, food production gardens, and project administration. She graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and holds a certification in Healthcare Garden Design. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and trying all the delicious restaurants in Chicago. 

Education

Certificate of Merit, Healthcare Garden Design, 2011,
Joseph Regenstein School of the Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2010,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

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CODY AXNESS

CODY AXNESS, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP

Senior Project Manager

CODY AXNESS, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP

Cody Axness is a Landscape Architect and Senior Project Manager at site. He has over 15 years of experience supporting and leading planning and design efforts of a diverse range multi-disciplinary project types involving analysis, land-use planning, master planning, and site development. His work reflects a dedication to understanding the potential of a site and finding ways to thoughtfully integrate the built and natural environments in authentic, meaningful ways in response the programmatic and functional requirements of a project.

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecure, 2006,
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Registration/Certification

Professional Landscape Architect, Wisconsin

LEED Accredited Professional

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Landscape Architects

ASLA Wisconsin Chapter, Past President

Contact

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DEREK NEANG

DEREK NEANG

Project Team

DEREK NEANG

Derek Neang is on the Project Team at site. He recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the Ohio State University, where he was also an Ohio National Guard Staff Sergeant (KC-135 aircraft mechanic). Derek is interested in designing spaces that develop social and economic equity within communities. Outside of work, Derek is a Judo green belt, Thai kickboxing (Muay Thai) practitioner, and is interested in philosophy, powerlifting, film, and photography.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture, 2022,
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

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ELSA STOFFEL

ELSA STOFFEL

Project Team

ELSA STOFFEL

Elsa is on the Project Team at site who joined the team full time in 2020 after working as an intern in 2019. She has a Master of Landscape Architecture with a minor in Horticulture from Kansas State University. Growing up surrounded by the Forest Preserves of Chicagoland, Elsa has gained a great passion for native planting design and strives to provide equitable access to greenspace for all. Outside of work, Elsa enjoys spending time at her family lake house, camping, tickling the ivories, and playing board games.

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, 2020,
Kansas State University

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ERNEST C. WONG

ERNEST C. WONG, PLA, FASLA, APA

Founding Principal

ERNEST C. WONG, PLA, FASLA, APA

As the Founding Principal and President of site, Ernest C. Wong has been instrumental in the evolution of the firm as a multi-cultural cutting edge design entity and fostering the landscape architecture profession in the City of Chicago. In managing the firm more than 30 years, site has established a reputation for creative design solutions, and developing thoughtful, community-oriented urban spaces.

Ernie serves on the board of numerous public service organizations and professional juries including the Driehaus Award for Architectural Excellence in  Community Design, Chinese American Service League, Near South Planning Board, and as the Chair of the Chicago Landmarks Commission. In addition, he is a frequent speaker at universities as well as design, business, and diversity conferences. In 2013, Ernie was elevated to the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows for his exceptional leadership, extensive community service, and outreach work. He recently served as the keynote speaker for the Florida ASLA Conference, the Oregon ASLA Design Symposium, and a juror for the inaugural AIA Roberta Feldman Socially Just Design Award.

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 1985,
Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

Registration/Certification

Licensed Landscape Architect, State of Illinois,
#157000818 since 1992

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Landscape Architects

American Planning Association

Chinese American Service League, Chairman

Chicago Architecture Foundation, Public Programs Committee

Chicago Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation

Commission on Chicago Landmarks, Commissioner

Economic Club of Chicago

Lambda Alpha

Near South Planning Board

President’s Council of the Museum of Science and Industry

Urban Land Institute

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Board member

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GRETCHEN GRAVENSTEIN

GRETCHEN GRAVENSTEIN, PLA, ASLA

Technical Manager

GRETCHEN GRAVENSTEIN, PLA, ASLA

Gretchen Gravenstein is a Technical Manager and Landscape Architect at site. With five years of professional experience, she joins the firm with expertise in producing high-quality design documents for projects ranging from residential to civic and large-scale commercial projects. She has strong technical and graphic skills, with an emphasis on construction documentation. Gretchen has a Master of Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University. Outside of work, her hobbies include traveling, photography, and visiting National Parks. 

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, 2014,
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Registration/Certification

Licensed Landscape Architect, State of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Landscape Architects

Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

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HANA ISHIKAWA

HANA ISHIKAWA, AIA, ASLA Affiliate

Design Principal

HANA ISHIKAWA, AIA, ASLA Affiliate

Hana Ishikawa is the Design Principal at site, often leading the design process with complex, yet thoughtful ideas. Hana was elected and is currently serving on the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development's inaugural Committee on Design. Hana’s projects, more than 100 of them throughout her tenure, have ranged from master planning of modern entertainment complexes, traditional commercial interiors, and historic streetscapes to contemporary urban parks.

Constantly looking for visually enticing environments from the rigid structure of classical aesthetics to cutting-edge modern design, whether it is conceptual design or construction details, she enjoys merging innovation and logic into all aspects of design. Born into a family of designers in Tokyo, with her unique educational history and eclectic job history at many different types of firms, her experience is diverse. Hana is fluent in Japanese and has forgotten most of her French.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, 2006,
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL (with prior studies at Carnegie Mellon University)

Registration/Certification

Registered Architect, State of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Associate

American Society of Landscape Architects, Affiliate

City of Chicago Committee on Design

Contact

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HEATHER FAIVRE

HEATHER FAIVRE, PLA

Technical Manager

HEATHER FAIVRE, PLA

Heather is a Technical Manager at site. She is skilled at focusing on public facing construction projects, such as parks, playgrounds, and streetscapes. She also understands diverse planning and design assignments within the public realm, such as pop-up plazas, logo design, signage, site planning, corridor planning, and neighborhood master plans. Heather has a great understanding of each phase of projects, including: public outreach, early visioning plans, design development, construction documentation, cost estimating, and construction administration. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2012,
University of Illinois, Chicago,IL

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HINAL SHAH

HINAL SHAH

Operations Team

HINAL SHAH

Hinal Shah is on the Operations Team at site. She earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Gujarat University, a Diploma in Business Administration with a concentration in financial services from Bow Valley College, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Human Resources from DePaul University. Originally from India, Hinal relocated to the US from Canada in 2021. Hinal has experience with invoicing, client interaction, and purchase orders at her family's interior design business. Her hobbies include traveling, hiking, art, and crafts. 

Education

Bow Valley College, 2018,
Business Administration, Major in Finance, Calgary, Canada

Gujarat University, 2016,
Bachelor of Commerce, Gujarat, India

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JEFF TROST

JEFF TROST, ASLA

Field Manager

JEFF TROST, ASLA

Jeff is a Field Manager at site with a strong background in construction administration. Jeff has a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with field expertise in landscape maintenance, plant identification, plant healthcare, and irrigation, most recently serving as the field technician responsible for the Village of Tinley Park’s Emerald Ash Borer removal program.

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2012,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

Registration/Certification

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Landscape Architects

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JENNA JONES

JENNA JONES, ASLA, LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE

Principal

JENNA JONES, ASLA, LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE

Jenna Jones is a Principal at site. Her educational background in marketing communications and landscape architecture with a focus on ecological design has led to a strong passion for exploring the relationship between people and nature. Communication of design and the creative process is an integral part of her role at site. Jenna brings a deep commitment to community outreach, the balance of culture and ecology, and sustainable design practices to all her projects, which range from master planning to sustainable streetscapes, and community-oriented open spaces. She believes in a contextual approach to design, where each project is responsive to its surroundings, becoming a valued place for residents and visitors alike.

A native Minnesotan, Jenna splits her time working between Chicago and Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Education

Multichannel Marketing Communications Certificate, 2010,
DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, Chicago, IL

Master of Landscape Architecture, 2009,
University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Ann Arbor, MI

Bachelor of Environmental Design, 2006,
University of Minnesota, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Minneapolis, MN

Registration/Certification

LEED Green Associate since 2012

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Landscape Architects

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JESSIE KING

JESSIE KING, PLA, ASLA

Project Manager

JESSIE KING, PLA, ASLA

Jessie King joined site as a Project Manager in 2021. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University. Her previous work experience includes projects around the Midwest, such as the Fort Wayne Promenade Park, CPS Space to Grow Schoolyards, The Wild Mile, Macy's Flagship Roofdeck, and more. Her passions within the industry include environmentally responsible and equitable spaces, planting design, and riverfront parks. Jessie is CLARB certified and is a registered Landscape Architect in Illinois, and currently serves as the co-chair for the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Awards Committee. Outside of work, she enjoys camping, hiking, fiber arts, and rock climbing. At a young age, her family would road trip to different National Parks throughout the country. Since moving to Chicago, she has missed hiking the Konza prairie in the flint hills of Kansas.

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, 2013,
Kansas State University

Registration/Certification

Licensed Landscape Architect, State of Illinois

CLARB Certified Landscape Architect

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Landscape Architects, Illinois Chapter Awards Committee Co-Chair

Contact

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JIAJING CHEN

JIAJING CHEN

Design Associate

JIAJING CHEN

As a Design Associate, Jiajing brings a strong skillset in visualization and production. Before joining site in 2016, she served as an intern at several design firms, and was the joint winner of the 2013 Yuan Ye award in landscape architecture from Tongji University. You can often find Jiajing with a camera in her hand.

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture,
Tongji University, China

Registration/Certification

Professional Affiliations

Sigma Lambda Alpha

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JOANA ZAIDAN

JOANA ZAIDAN

Project Manager, CDOT Streetscape & Sustainable Design Program

JOANA ZAIDAN

Joana joins site as a Project Manager assigned to the Chicago Department of Transportation’s Streetscape and Sustainable Design Program. Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, she graduated with a Bachelor of Art in Architecture and Urbanism from Mackenzie University in São Paulo, and moved to Chicago in 2014 to pursue a Masters in Sustainable Urban Development at DePaul University. She has a multidisciplinary educational and job history having a diverse experience that includes being a managing partner of a boutique landscape design firm in São Paulo, Director of Zoning and Urban Development for a Chicago Alderman, and smaller roles as an architect. Joana is interested in placemaking, walkability, urban design, and how the built environment shapes people's behavior and impacts their quality of life. She is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish, is currently working to refresh her French with weekly classes, and needs to get back to Italian before it gets too rusty.

Education

Master of Arts, Sustainable Urban Development, 2016,
DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts, Architecture and Urbanism, 2005,
Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, São Paulo, Brazil

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JUSTIN ROSSMAN

JUSTIN ROSSMAN

Technical Director

JUSTIN ROSSMAN

Justin (JD) Rossman is site's Technical Director. He has degrees in Civil Engineering and Architecture, with a minor in Construction Management. This background has led him to work on many types of projects ranging from streetscapes, playgrounds, high rise amenity spaces, and everything in between. His technical experience and attention to detail allow him to translate designs from sketches into construction documents and through construction administration. JD is currently working towards his architectural license and professional engineering license in civil engineering. He is currently managing several projects, including the CPS Space to Grow projects at Cook and Fernwood Elementary Schools, which incorporate stormwater management, outdoor learning, and active play.

Outside of the office, JD enjoys playing beach volleyball, where he met his wife, hiking and exploring nature, spending time with family, and nerding out playing board games with friends.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 2018,
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor of Architecture, Minor in Construction Management , 2007,
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

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Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects

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KARI LIN AASS

KARI LIN AASS

Director of Finance

KARI LIN AASS

Kari Lin is the Director of Finance at site. Her educational background in International Business Administration with a minor in Film Studies has allowed her to stay focused in finance and accounting while thriving in creative environments.

She started in financial services working with businesses in various industries in Paris before moving to Chicago in 2014. Here, she began her journey into the design world, working closely alongside architects and designers and bridging the gap between design and numbers. She has extensive experience with financial reporting, project accounting, process standardization, and budgeting.

Kari Lin is fluent in French and Norwegian. In her free time, she enjoys walking and discovering the city; you can usually find her outside in Lincoln Park or by the lake.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in International Business Administration, 2009,
American University of Paris, Paris, France

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KATY KARL

KATY KARL

Technical Team

KATY KARL

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MARIA GRINA

MARIA GRINA, RLA, ASLA

Technical Manager

MARIA GRINA, RLA, ASLA

Maria joins site as a Technical Manager. She strives to create spaces that inspire joy. Originally from Minnesota, Maria has a deep admiration for how the landscape changes through the seasons. She brings to each project a passion for using contextual materials, celebrating the beauty of plants, and exploring ways to experience water.

She has spent the last five years living and working in Philadelphia, where she contributed her talents and skills to a range of projects in the U.S. and abroad, including universities, U.S. Embassies, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, large public parks, corporate campuses, and individual private gardens.

Outside of work, she can be found exploring the woods and waters around Milwaukee with her dog Snoozi Suzi.

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, 2018,
University of Minnesota, Minnesota

Bachelor of Fine Art & Biology, 2008,
Lewis & Clark College, Oregon

Registration/Certification

Licensed Landscape Architect, State of Illinois

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MARINA YANKOVA

MARINA YANKOVA

Accounting Associate

MARINA YANKOVA

Marina Yankova is an Accounting Associate at site with seven years of experience in accounting. Her educational background includes an Accounting Assistant Certificate and Bookkeeper Certificate from Harper College. Marina is extremely passionate about health, fitness, and self-improvement. She is a problem solver and team player, and is passionate about motivating others. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time reading, dancing, and spending time outdoors with her family doing everything from beach days to skiing.

Education

Accounting Assistant Certificate, 2019,
Harper College

Bookkeeping Certificate, 2019,
Intuit QuickBooks

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MARISELA LUJAN

MARISELA LUJAN, ASLA

Technical Team

MARISELA LUJAN, ASLA

Marisela is on the Technical Team at site. She has diverse experience, including designing high-end residential buildings and construction administration in the United States and Mexico, where she is originally from. She enjoys advocating for minorities while working on public projects because they significantly impact individuals and communities. Outside work, she enjoys yoga, swimming, skateboarding, camping, exploring Chicago, and traveling.

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, 2020,
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Bachelor of Architecture, 2016,
Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Registration/Certification

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

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MARK JIRIK

MARK JIRIK, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP, CERTIFIED ARBORIST

Director of Horticulture

MARK JIRIK, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP, CERTIFIED ARBORIST

Mark is the Director of Horticulture at site. As a generalist and landscape architect, his experience covers a wide range of project types and sizes, including master plans, parks, schools, natural areas, and streetscapes. As a specialist and arborist, his expertise lies in arboriculture and horticulture. Mark oversees planting design at site and co-teaches the LA 565: Ecology + Materials: Plants & Planting course at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Outside the office, Mark enjoys plants (obviously), cycling, photography, world travel, and exploring the great outdoors.

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with a minor in Horticulture, 2009,
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Registration/Certification

Licensed Landscape Architect, State of Illinois

ISA Certified Arborist

LEED Accredited Professional

Construction Document Technologist

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Landscape Architects, Illinois Chapter Advocacy Chair

University of Illinois Landscape Architecture Department Alumni Resource Committee

Construction Specification Institute

Illinois Institute of Technology, M.L.A.+U. LA565 Professor

University of Illinois Chicago, Tree Care Committee

Illinois Invasive Species Council, Terrestrial Plants Committee

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MEJAY GULA

MEJAY GULA

Senior Project Manager

MEJAY GULA

Mejay Gula joined site as a Senior Project Manager, focusing on a wide range of landscape and urban design projects, as well as fostering collaborative design through creative community engagement strategies. She is an architectural designer, educator, and cultural development strategist working to highlight and realize the value of forgotten buildings and spaces in Chicago. In addition to her role at site, Mejay is a lecturer in the Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she facilitates the Tender House Project Studio. Her work on Tender House Project activates the latent potential of Chicago’s underutilized bridgehouses. Through a collaborative and sustainable development strategy, this forgotten infrastructure can be a civic and cultural network that breathes needed life into the Chicago River.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, 2004,
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

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MELISSA HOHENSEE

MELISSA HOHENSEE

Field Associate, Horticultural Specialist

MELISSA HOHENSEE

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MENG SAMANTHA SHUI

MENG SAMANTHA SHUI

Design Manager

MENG SAMANTHA SHUI

Meng (Samantha) Shui is a Design Manager at site with strong skills in graphic production. She is interested in large-scale urban design and is passionate about dramatic space languages. In addition to her skills in landscape architecture, Samantha has experience in painting and stage design. 

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, 2016,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Bachelor of Engineering in Landscape Architecture, 2014,
Qingdao Technological University, , Qingdao City, Shandong Province, China

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MITCHELL MURDOCK

MITCHELL MURDOCK, ISA Certified Arborist

Senior Project Manager

MITCHELL MURDOCK, ISA Certified Arborist

Mitchell Murdock is a Senior Project Manager and Certified Arborist at site. His specialties include municipal open space projects, urban forestry, and ecological restoration. While working for large municipal park agencies in NYC and Chicago, Mitch fostered his passion for greening communities and developing landscapes that integrate the natural and built elements.

Mitch and his wife stay active by re-discovering the world with their two children.

Education

Master of Science, Landscape Design ,
Columbia University, New York, NY

Bachelor of Science, Natural Resources,
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Registration/Certification

International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist since 2005

International Society of Arboriculture Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) since 2021

Professional Affiliations

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mitchell.murdock@site-design.com d (312) 374-5229 o (312) 427-7240 x135
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NATASHA SHANDURA

NATASHA SHANDURA

Design Consultant

NATASHA SHANDURA

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NICK DENTAMARO

NICK DENTAMARO

Project Associate

NICK DENTAMARO

Nick joins site as a Project Associate. He received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University and has experience in varying project types, ranging from multi-acre green roofs, historic renovations, streetscapes, and high-end, single-family residential. Nick loves learning about the physical, mechanical, and construction aspects of design and can often be found outside of work building in his garage or taking on home renovation projects. He loves to cook, explore the west coast, and spend time with his niece and nephew.

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2017,
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

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NICK DRUMMOND

NICK DRUMMOND

Design Manager

NICK DRUMMOND

Nick is a Design Manager at site. He returned to the firm in 2020, bringing with him strong design skills and a specialization in hand drawing and graphic representation. Nick has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon and is a native northwesterner, currently working remotely from Portland. He has a diverse portfolio of campus and community planning experience and a strong interest in community-driven urban design.

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Summa Cum Laude, 2015,
University of Oregon, OR

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nick.drummond@site-design.com o (312) 427-7240
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NICOLE BEARD

NICOLE BEARD

Site Designer

NICOLE BEARD

Nicole is a Site Designer at site. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University, where she explored research-based, community-driven design within urban vacancy. Nicole is passionate about designing places and spaces that foster community connections while building a resilient environment. Outside of work, Nicole can be found exploring Chicago or working on her next art or DIY project.

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, 2023,
Kansas State University, Kansas

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nicole.beard@site-design.com o (312) 427-7240
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NICOLE MASKOOKI

NICOLE MASKOOKI, PLA, ASLA

Project Manager

NICOLE MASKOOKI, PLA, ASLA

Nicole is a Project Manager and Landscape Architect at site with a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She is passionate about designing learning and play environments for children. Nicole is inspired by traveling to new cities and enjoys cooking and hanging out with her family outside of work.

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, 2015,
University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Saint Paul, MN

Bachelor of Environmental Design, Minor in Horticultural Studies, 2013,
University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Saint Paul, MN

Registration/Certification

Professional Landscape Architect, Texas since 2020

Professional Affiliations

ILASLA Communications Committee Co-Chair

ILASLA Communications Committee Member

Contact

nicole.maskooki@site-design.com d (312) 767-2568 o (312) 427-7240 x131
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NUOSHA WANG

NUOSHA WANG

Design Team

NUOSHA WANG

Nuosha is on the Design Team at site. She joined the firm in 2021. She has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Tonji University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned First Price in the Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards Student Competition. She joins site with experience at international design firms and a strong skillset in graphic communication. Nuosha speaks English, Madarin, and German. 

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, 2021,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2019,
Tongji University, Shanhai, China

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Professional Affiliations

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nuosha.wang@site-design.com d (312) 767-2674 o (312) 427-7240 x140
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PATRICK PETERSON

PATRICK PETERSON, PLA, CDT, SITES AP, LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE

Director of Construction Administration

PATRICK PETERSON, PLA, CDT, SITES AP, LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE

Patrick Peterson serves as the Director of Construction Administration at site. A Licensed Landscape Architect, Project Manager, and Construction Specialist, he has over 16 years of experience designing and building a wide variety of projects from parks to botanic gardens and streetscapes to corporate headquarters. Patrick prides himself on his dedication to the highest level of client satisfaction through a focus on exceptional craftsmanship and uncompromising quality. Forever in search of the perfect solution, Patrick has a passion for collaboration, detailing, and bringing the firm’s designs to life. Outside of the office, Patrick loves to spend time spoiling his nieces, running along the lake, cooking, reading graphic novels, and listening to music.

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, 2007,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2005,
Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Registration/Certification

Licensed Landscape Architect, State of Illinois

Certified Document Technologist, CSI

SITES Accredited Professional

LEED Green Associate

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Landscape Architects

Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

Construction Specification Institute

Contact

patrick.peterson@site-design.com d (312) 374-5584 o (312) 427-7240 x119
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PAUL HSU

PAUL HSU

Field Technician

PAUL HSU

Paul (Wen-Po) Hsu is a Field Technician at site. He holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon and Master of City Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Paul is Taiwanese, but grew up on an the island of Borneo in Malaysia, known for its biodiversity, beaches, and rainforests. He is passionate about improving the day to day lives of people through the design of urban spaces.

Education

Master of City Design, 2023,
University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2021,
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Associate of Arts, 2017,
Seattle Central College, Seattle, WA

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paul.hsu@site-design.com o (312) 427-7240
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RACHEL SERFLING

RACHEL SERFLING

Marketing + Communications Associate

RACHEL SERFLING

As the Marketing + Communications Associate at site, Rachel Serfling promotes the firm’s work and values to various audiences.

Originally from Chicago, Rachel called London home for 8.5 years. There she led communications and marketing at a practice of architects, landscape architects, and urban designers. In addition, she has been involved in numerous books and publications as a writer, editor, and professional reviewer. She also brings experience in exhibition design from her time at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

Rachel received bachelor’s degrees in both architecture and psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, as well as a master’s degree from the Architectural Association in London, U.K. She is passionate about sustainable design, art, cooking, collecting vinyl records, and travel.

Education

Certificate in Mixed Methods Research, 2020,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Master of Arts in History and Critical Thinking in Architecture, 2015,
Architectural Association, London, U.K.

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 2013, and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2013,
Miami University, Oxford, OH

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rachel.serfling@site-design.com d (312) 796-5787 o (312) 427-7240 x787
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ROB REULAND

ROB REULAND, PLA, ASLA

Principal

ROB REULAND, PLA, ASLA

Rob is a Principal at site. He joined the firm in 2015. As a licensed Landscape Architect and Certified Playground Safety Inspector, Rob’s professional experience is diverse, with a focus on planning and visioning, historic preservation, parks and recreation, residential developments, institutional, and riverfront design. His experience features many long-term projects that led from initial master planning to detailed design, construction documentation, and construction administration. Recent notable project contributions include the North Branch Industrial Corridor Framework Plan, the West Loop Design Guidelines, and the University of Chicago Rubenstein Forum.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 2007,
Purdue University

Registration/Certification

Licensed Landscape Architect, State of Illinois

Certified Document Technologist

Certified Playground Safety Inspector, National Recreation and Park Association

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Landscape Architects

Contact

rob.reuland@site-design.com d (312) 374-5228 o (312) 427-7240 x118
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ROBERT E. KIESGEN III

ROBERT E. KIESGEN III

Field Manager

ROBERT E. KIESGEN III

Robert E. Kiesgen III joined site as a Field Manager in 2022 with twenty-one years of experience rooted in construction, nourished by architecture, and tempered through engineering. A student of architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago and DIS Copenhagen, Robert has a unique breadth of understanding of the design and construction of our built environment at varying capacities and scales. With titles ranging from Lead Carpenter to Resident Engineer and a project scope extending from residential construction to massive infrastructure engineering, Robert understands how things come together and effortlessly bridges the gap between design teams, contractors, residents, and business owners.

Outside of the office, Robert can be found with his wife and two boys road tripping their van across the country. His interests include all things two-wheeled, native habitat restoration, fungi/mushroom identification, photography, woodworking, and kayaking just to name a few.

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006,
Architectural Studies, Chicago, IL

College of Lake County , 2002,
Architectural Technology , Illinois

College of Lake County , 1998,
Building Trades Vocational Program, Illinois

Denmark International Studies, Architecture & Design, 2006

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robert.kiesgen@site-design.com d (312) 767-2948 o (312) 427-7240 x129
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ROBERT K. SIT

ROBERT K. SIT, AIA

Founding Principal

ROBERT K. SIT, AIA

As a Founding Principal of site, Robert K. Sit provides expertise in the architecture, business management, and technology development for the firm. He is responsible for the development and maintenance of all site's document control systems, quality control/quality assurance programs, financial accounting systems, and general computer standards.

Robert’s architecture projects have included the design of numerous restaurant, retail, and institutional projects in the Chicago area. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and contributes to the profession through continued advocacy and education. Robert is involved in fundraising for numerous non-profits while promoting music and the arts. He enjoys photography and producing audio video projects.

Education

Master of Architecture, 1983 ,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1978 ,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Registration/Certification

Registered Architect (IL),
#183-000256 since 1983

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects

2012 National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

Park Forest Planning Commission, Member 1985-1990

Celebration Ministries (formerly Hope Lutheran Church, Park Forest, IL), President

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rksit@site-design.com d (312) 374-5224 o (312) 427-7240 x104
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RUSSELL HEINRICHS

RUSSELL HEINRICHS

CDOT Green Streets Manager

RUSSELL HEINRICHS

Russell joins site as a Green Streets Manager serving the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) at site. He is an ecological restoration professional focusing on protecting and improving native habitats while accounting for community usage and economic growth. He also has experience coordinating large-scale projects that bridge public and private sector interests. Outside of work, he volunteers with local green restoration organizations throughout Chicago.

Education

Master of Environmental Management & Sustainability, 2014,
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Biology, 2003,
University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Champaign, IL

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SARAH GAINES

SARAH GAINES

Technical Team

SARAH GAINES

Sarah is a member of the Technical Team at site. She works on projects from schematic design through construction documentation and observation. She is passionate about planting design and designing spaces with a strong focus on environmental and social impact. Sarah is also an amateur potter, a fluent German speaker, and a “lapsed” cook. 

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, 2019,
University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Art in Architectural Studies and Geography, 2016,
University of Toronto, Canada

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Professional Affiliations

American Society of Landscape Architects, Illinois Chapter

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sarah.gaines@site-design.com o 312 427 7240
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SARA GRAY

SARA GRAY, PLA

Project Manager

SARA GRAY, PLA

Sara is a Project Manager and Landscape Architect at site. She holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Pennsylvania State University. Growing up in Central Pennsylvania, Sara spent the majority of her time outdoors exploring and learning about the natural environment, which eventually helped to lead her to a career in landscape architecture. Prior to working at site, Sara has practiced in Chicago and Philadelphia where she worked on projects of varying scales including the Whiting Forest at Dow Gardens, Valley Forge National Historic Park, Philidelphia's Pivot Park, and others. Outside of work, Sara enjoys pilates, reading, hiking with her family, and petting all of the dogs. Sara is CLARB certified and registered in Pennsylvania.

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2014,
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Registration/Certification

Licensed Landscape Architect, State of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

Contact

sara.gray@site-design.com d (312) 374-5590 o (312) 427-7240 x122
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SIMONA HRISTOV

SIMONA HRISTOV

Accounting Associate

SIMONA HRISTOV

Simona is an Accounting Associate at site with a passion for office management, administration, and problem-solving. Her multi-tasking abilities enable her to handle diverse responsibilities seamlessly, while her strong communication skills foster collaboration and efficient project execution. Her love for reading, hiking, and traveling enhances her professional acumen, enabling her to approach challenges with a fresh perspective.

Education

Certificate of Bookkeeping and Accounts Level 1, 2013,
Brooklands College, Weybridge, U.K.

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simona.hristov@site-design.com d (312) 796-5785 o (312) 427-7240
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SOPHIA ESSIAN

SOPHIA ESSIAN, PLA, ASLA, LEED Green Associate

BIM Manager

SOPHIA ESSIAN, PLA, ASLA, LEED Green Associate

Sophia is the BIM Manager at site. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Sustainability. She has coordinated design projects from programming, planning, and conceptual design through construction documentation and observation. Sophia enjoys collaborating with multidisciplinary teams of allied professionals, specialists, project managers, and stakeholders to provide exceptional service and designs for her clients.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 2015,
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Bachelor of Science in Sustainability, 2015,
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Registration/Certification

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Landscape Architects, Illinois Chapter Emerging Professionals Co-Chair

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sophia.essian@site-design.com d (312) 767-3047 o (312) 427-7240 x117
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SUZANNE VINCENT

SUZANNE VINCENT, PLA, ASLA

Project Manager

SUZANNE VINCENT, PLA, ASLA

Suzanne is a Project Manager and Landscape Architect at site. She has over 15 years experience and is skilled at urban and landscape design from site to community scale and concept through construction documentation. She also has experience in graphic communication through scaled drawings, hand and digital rendering, and perspective drawings/3D models. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and adventurous vacations.

Education

Bachelor of Science Landscape Architecture, 2007,
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

Registration/Certification

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Landscape Architects, Wisconsin Chapter Secretary

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suzanne.vincent@site-design.com d (312) 374-5587 o (312) 427-7240 x145
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TADHG BARLOW

TADHG BARLOW, ASLA

Field Manager

TADHG BARLOW, ASLA

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tadhg.barlow@site-design.com d (312) 374-5796 o (312) 427-7240 x796
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YAXUAN SHI

YAXUAN SHI

Design Associate

YAXUAN SHI

Yaxuan is a Design Associate at site, with a strong background in graphic representation. She regularly works with the wider team to help visualize projects through creative representation techniques. Yaxuan has a passion for painting, playing the violin, and cooking, and loves to travel whenever she has free time.

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, 2016,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Engineering, 2014,
Southwest Jiaotong University, China

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Professional Affiliations

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yaxuan.shi@site-design.com d (312) 374-5583 o (312) 427-7240 x124
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YUKI TAKESHIMA

YUKI TAKESHIMA

Creative Strategist

YUKI TAKESHIMA

Yuki Takeshima is the Creative Strategist at site. She is responsible for advancing the quality of the firm’s graphic and presentation output, pushing the creative content to continuously improve design expression. Yuki’s passion lies in the creation of tangible experiences that are highly immersive and specific and believes that these can manifest themselves across all scales and media.

Yuki is Japanese, was born in South Korea, and grew up in Australia. Yuki is fluent in Japanese and Korean. She is currently based in Tokyo and has been working remotely from various cities around the world since 2017.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, 2013,
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

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yuki.takeshima@site-design.com d (312) 767-3326 o (312) 427-7240 x116
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YUYING SHEN

YUYING SHEN

Design Team

YUYING SHEN

Yuying is on the Design Team at site. With a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design, she has professional and volunteer experience in various types of projects in landscape design, planning, and research. Yuying is passionate about how thoughtful design can make a positive change in people's life and the environment. Outside of work, Yuying enjoys exploring Chicago’s neighborhoods and being inspired by the city life, coffee shops, and nature. She is always looking for a tennis mate, a street dance crew, and places to hike. At other times, she can be found cooking or making journals at home.

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, 2019,
Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2016,
Tongji University, Shanghai, China

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ZOEY KRIETHE

ZOEY KRIETHE

Site Designer

ZOEY KRIETHE

Zoey joins site as a Site Designer. She recently graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture and specialization in Landscape Architecture. She has experience working in large and small firms on a variety of project types, including historic preservation, design competitions, and residential design. Zoey is passionate about equitable and diverse design and is excited to continue learning as a designer. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time and cooking with friends and family.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, 2023,
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

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Awards

2023

2023, AIA Illinois, Citation of Merit Recipients, Architecture Small

Broadway Youth Center

2023, AIA Illinois, People Choice Award Finalists, Multifamily Residential

INTRO Cleveland

2023, AIA Illinois, People’s Choice Award, Multifamily Residential

Tribune Tower Conversion

2023, AIA Illinois, People Choice Award Finalists, Office

North Lawndale Employment Network

2023, AIA Illinois, Decarbonization Merit Award Finalist

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Instructional Facility

2023, AIA Illinois, Citation of Merit Recipients, Architecture Medium

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Instructional Facility

2023, AIA Illinois, People’s Choice Award, Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Instructional Facility

2023, AIA Illinois, People’s Choice Awards Finalist, Tall Building

One Chicago

2023, AIA Illinois, Citation of Merit, Architecture Extra Large

One Chicago

2023 - AIA Illinois, Citation of Merit, Architecture Small

The Hub at Prairie Shores

2023 - Illinois ASLA, President's Award, Design

Pullman National Historical Park Visitor Center

2023 - Illinois ASLA, Jensen Award

The Field Museum of Natural History

2023 - Illinois ASLA, Merit Award, Planning and Analysis

Western Avenue Corridor Study

2023 - Illinois ASLA, Merit Award, Design

Pioneer Court at the Tribune Tower

2023 - City of Milwaukee Mayor Design Award

Milwaukee Green Bay Playfield

2023 - City of Milwaukee Mayor Design Award

Milwaukee Recreation Burnham Playfield

2023 - Wisconsin ASLA, Award of Excellence

Milwaukee Recreation Burnham Playfield

2023 - Wisconsin ASLA, Honor Award

Milwaukee Recreation Green Bay Playfield

2023 - AIA, Educational Facility Design Award

UIC Academic and Residential Complex

2022

2022 - Illinois ASLA, Merit Award, Residential

Crossroads City Club Apartments

2022 - Illinois ASLA, Honor Award, Design

Douglass 18

2022 - Illinois ASLA, Merit Award, Design

Seneca Park

2022 - Illinois ASLA, Merit Award, Design

Riverwalk East

2022 - Engineering News-Record, Best Small Project (Under $10M)

SOS Children's Village Illinois Roosevelt Square Community Center

2022 - Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award, Rehabilitation

Pullman National Monument & State Historic Site

2022 - AIA Chicago, Lerch Bates People’s Choice Award, Education

The David Rubenstein Forum

2022 - March of Dimes, Professional Services Award

Earnest Wong

2022 - AIA Illinois Capitol Award

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Instructional Facility

2022 - AIA Illinois Excellence Award

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Instructional Facility

2022 - AIA Illinois President's Award

Pullman National Monument and State Historic Site

2022 - AIA Illinois Greatest Impact Award

North Lawndale Employment Network

2021

2021 - AIA Film Challenge Finalist

75th Street Boardwalk Video

2021 - ASLA Community Service Award

Ernest C. Wong

2021 - ASLA Honor Award, Urban Design

75th Street Boardwalk

2021 - Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards, Creative Placemaking Award

75th Street Boardwalk

2021 - Congress for New Urbanism - National, Charter Award

75th Street Boardwalk

2021 - Illinois ASLA, Honror Award, Design

The University of Chicago Keller Center

2021 - Illinois ASLA, Honor Award, Residential

Norweta

2021 - Illinois ASLA, Jensen Award

Dan Ryan Woods Nature Play

2021 - Illinois ASLA, President's Award

Milwaukee Harbor District Riverwalk Design Standards

2021 - Illinois ASLA Merit Award, Design

75th Street Boardwalk

2021 - Lamba Alpha Ely Chapter Daniel H. Burnham Distinguished Service Award

Ernest C. Wong

2021 - The Architect's Newpaper Best of Landscape Architecture, Midwest

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2020

2020 - Illinois ASLA, President's Award

Ping Tom Memorial Park 20th Anniversary Video

2020 - Illinois ASLA, Landmark Award

The Park at Lakeshore East

2020 - Illinois ASLA, Honor Award

Comer Children's Hospital Play Garden

2020 - Illinois ASLA, Honor Award

Chicago River Design Guidelines Update

2020 - Illinois ASLA, Merit Award

Ace Hotel Chicago

2020 - Friends of the Chicago River, Silver Ribbon Award

Riverwalk East

2019

2019 - Illinois ASLA, Honor Award

CPS John Cook Academy Space to Grow

2019 - Illinois ASLA, Honor Award

McKinley Community Play Garden

2018

2018 - Illinois ASLA, President's Award

River Edge Ideas Lab

2018 - Illinois ASLA, Honor Award

Argyle Shared Street

2018 - Illinois ASLA, Merit Award

North Branch Industrial Corridor

2018 - Illinois ASLA, Merit Award

WIU Quadcities Riverfront Campus

2018 - Congress for New Urbanism - National, Charter Award

Argyle Shared Street

2018 - Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards Architectural Excellence in Community Design, 1st Place

Casa Queretaro

2018 - Friends of the Chicago River, Chicago River Blue Award

Argyle Shared Street

2017

2018 - ASLA, Honor Award - Analysis and Planning

Positioning Pullman

2017 - Illinois ASLA Honor Award

The Burnham at Woodlawn Park

2017 - Illinois ASLA Honor Award

Positioning Pullman

2017 - Illinois ASLA Honor Award

The Field Museum of Natural History Landscape Master Plan

2017 - Illinois ASLA Merit Award

The Lofts at River East

2017 - Illinois ASLA Merit Award

Downtown Montessori Children's Garden

2017 - Illinois ASLA Merit Award

Fullerton Theater on the Lake

2017 - Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards Architectural Excellence in Community Design, 2nd Place

Chinatown Branch Library

2016

2016 - Friends of Downtown, Best Plan

Fulton Market Innovation District Plan

2016 - APA IL Chapter Awards, Strategic Plan

Positioning Pullman

2016 - AIA Chicago, Honor Award, Daniel Burnham Award for Master Planning

Positioning Pullman

2016 - Urban Land Institute, Vision Awards

CTA Cermak-McCormick Place Station

2016 - World Architecture Festival, Award Shortlist, Transport - Completed Buildings Category

CTA Cermak-McCormick Place Station

2016 - Urban Land Institute, Vision Awards

Chinatown Branch Library

2016 - Chicago Building Congress, Merit Award

Chinatown Branch Library

2016 - Chicago Building Congress, Merit Award

Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

2016 - The Architect's Newspaper, Best of Landscape: Honorable Mention

Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative

2016 - Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award, Architectural Excellence in Community Design, 2nd Place

Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative

2016 - Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design, 1st Place

NEIU El Centro Campus

2016 - AIA/HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing

Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative

2016 - Illinois ASLA Firm of the Year

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2016 - Illinois ASLA Landmark Award

Ping Tom Memorial Park

2016 - Illinois ASLA Honor Award

CDOT Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Policies and Guidelines

2016 - Illinois ASLA Merit Award

Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative

2016 - AIA/ALA Library Building Award

Chinatown Branch Library

2015

2015 - CNU Illinois Charter Award: Block, Street & Building Award

Lakeview Lincoln Hub

2015 ULI Vision Awards: Arts + Community

Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative

2015 - Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Project of the Year for Adaptive Reuse

Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative

2015 - Chicago Building Congress, Merit Award

NEIU El Centro Campus

2015 - Chicago Building Congress, Merit Award

The University of Chicago 58th Street West

2015 - AIA Chicago Design Excellence Award

NEIU El Centro Campus

2015 - The Architect's Newspaper Building of the Year: Midwest

Chinatown Branch Library

2015 - Illinois ASLA: Design, Merit Award

Garfield Park Conservatory Play and Grow Garden V1.0

2015 - Illinois ASLA: Design, Merit Award

LaSalle II Magnet School

2015 - Illinois ASLA: Design, Merit Award

Park 574

2015 - Illinois ASLA: Design, Merit Award

he University of Chicago 58th Street West Streetscape

2014

2014 - Friends of the Chicago River Blue Ribbon Award

Ping Tom Memorial Park Boathouse

2014 - Friends of the Chicago River Silver Ribbon Award

Ping Tom Memorial Park Fieldhouse

2014 - ENR Midwest Award of Merit

Ping Tom Memorial Park

2014 - Chicago Building Congress Merit Award Finalist for Construction Under $15 Million

Ping Tom Memorial Park

Fieldhouse 2014 - Bruce Abrams Good Neighbor Award - Commercial New Construction, Chicago Association of Realtors

Ping Tom Memorial Park Fieldhouse

2014 - AIA Chicago Small Projects Honor Award Ping Tom Memorial Park Boathouse 2014 - Illinois ASLA, Design: Merit Award

Ping Tom Memorial Park Boathouse

2014 - AIA Chicago Small Projects Honor Award

Ping Tom Memorial Park Boathouse

2014 - Illinois ASLA, Design: Merit Award

Ping Tom Memorial Park Boathouse

2014 - ACEC Illinois, Engineerng Excellence Award

Ping Tom Memorial Park Boathouse

2013

2013 - Illinois ASLA, Design: Institutional President Award

Judge Fisher Senior Apartments

2013 - Illinois ASLA, Design: Recreational and Open Space President Award

31st Street Harbor

2013 - Illinois ASLA, Design: Urban Honor Award

Lightscape on State Street

2013 - Illinois ASLA, Design: Institutional Merit Award

Near North Montessori School

2012 - Illinois ASLA Design, Merit Award

Langston Hughes Elementary School

2012 - Illinois ASLA Planning & Analysis Honor Award

Bubbly Creek Framework Plan

2012

2012 - Illinois ASLA Design, Merit Award

Langston Hughes Elementary School

2012 - Illinois ASLA Planning & Analysis Honor Award

Bubbly Creek Framework Plan

2012 - Chicago Wilderness Conservation and Native Landscaping Award

Henry Palmisano Park

2012 - AIA Chicago, SustainABILITY Leadership Award, Citation of Merit

31st Street Harbor

2012 - Award for Engineering Excellence - Illinois Society of Professional Engineering - Chicago Chapter

31st Street Harbor

2012 - Engineering News Record Midwest Best Landscape/Hardscape/Urban Development Project

31st Street Harbor

2012 - Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Award of Merit for illumination

Lightscape on State Street

2012 - Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Award of Merit for controls

Lightscape on State Street

2012 - Urban Land Institute Chicago, Vision Award, Program Category Finalist

Lightscape on State Street

2012 - International Superyacht Society Fabien Cousteau Blue Award for stewardship of marine ecosystems

31st Street Harbor

2012 - Learning by Design Citation of Excellence Award

Federico Garcia Lorca Elementary School

2011

2011 - Chicago Building Congress, Merit Award Finalist

Federico Garcia Lorca Elementary School

2011 - Friends of Downtown, Best Open Space

Mary Bartelme Park

2011 - Mayor Daley’s Landscape Award

The Park at Lakeshore East

2011 - Metropolitan Planning Council Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning

The Park at Lakeshore East

2010

2010 - Illinois ASLA, Design: Urban Merit Award

Tinley Park Downtown Master Plan

2010 - Association of Licensed Architects Silver Medal

Langston Hughes Elementary School

2010 - Chicago Architecture Foundation-Patron of the Year Award Nomination

Federico Garcia Lorca Elementary School

2010 - City of Chicago, Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence – New Infill

Park Printers Row Park

2010 - ENR Midwest Best of 2010 Merit Award

Langston Hughes Elementary School

2010 - Association of Licensed Architects Silver Design Award

Federico Garcia Lorca Elementary School

2010 - Illinois ASLA, Design: Recreation & Open Space Honor Award

Mary Bartelme Park

2010 - Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association Award for Best Strategic Plan

Tinley Park Downtown Master Plan

2010 - Illinois Landscape Contractors Association, Excellence in Landscape, Silver Award

Henry C. Palmisano (Stearns Quarry) Park

2010 - Illinois ASLA, Environmental Stewardship Honor Award

Henry C. Palmisano (Stearns Quarry) Park

2010 - Chicago Atheneaum American Architecture Awards

Henry C. Palmisano (Stearns Quarry) Park

2009

2009 - Chicago Architecture Foundation-Patron of the Year Award Nomination

Mark T. Skinner West Elementary School

2009 - Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design, 3rd Place

Langston Hughes Elementary School

2009 - Green Building of America Award Mark T. Skinner

West Elementary School

2008

2008 - The American Architecture Award

The Park at Lakeshore East

2008 - FIABCI Prix d'Excellence Award

The Park at Lakeshore East

2008 - Mayor Daley’s Landscape Award

The Park at Lakeshore East

2006 - Building Stone Institute, Tucker Design Awards

The Park at Lakeshore East

2006

2006 - Building Stone Institute, Tucker Design Awards

The Park at Lakeshore East

2006 - Texas ASLA, Merit Award, Design

The Park at Lakeshore East

2005

2005 - Congress for the New Urbanism, Charter Award

Waukegan Lakefront Downtown Urban Design Plan

2005 - Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Citation of Merit, Distinguished Building, 3rd Place

Chinese American Service League Kam Liu Building

2005 - Illinois ASLA, Design-Public Honor Award

The Park at Lakeshore East

2005 - Illinois-Indiana Masonry Council, Excellence in Masonry, Silver

The Park at Lakeshore East

2005 - Metropolitan Planning Council, Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning

Waukegan Lakefront Downtown Urban Design Plan

2005 - Midwest Construction, Site Landscaping, Award of Merit

The Park at Lakeshore East

2004

2004 - Best of Institutional Award, Midwest Construction Magazine

Chinese American Service League Kam Liu Building

2004 - Illinois ASLA, Merit Award

Dan Ryan Expressway Landscape Guidelines

2003

2003 - Friends of Downtown Best Planning Project

Grant Park Framework Plan

2001

2001 - Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence

Ping Tom Memorial Park

2000

2000 - Illinois ASLA, Honor Award

Ping Tom Memorial Park

2000 - Friends of Downtown, Best Open Space

Ping Tom Memorial Park

2001 - Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence

Ping Tom Memorial Park

Publications

2023

Development team announces closing of Grace Manor Apartments

06 November 2023

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The Seng surpasses 50% sold

27 October 2023

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Arts Lawn, a community-centered space in Washington Park, celebrates opening

19 October 2023

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Cultivate Collective transforms former public housing site into SW Side community hub

09 October 2023

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ARTS + PUBLIC LIFE Launches Ambitious New Arts Block Experience: The Arts Lawn

04 October 2023

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Chicago City Council approves Fifth-Third Arena expansion

20 September 2023

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Chicago Park District Headquarters

18 September 2023

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Norfolk Southern selects four structural design consultant teams for CREATE Project EW2

23 August 2023

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John Ronan Architects creates circular brick building for Chicago Park District

15 August 2023

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Obama Presidential Center Nears Halfway Mark In Jackson Park

14 August 2023

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Everyday Grandeur at John Ronan’s Chicago Park District Headquarters

02 August 2023

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LISC Chicago announces 29th Annual Neighborhood Development Awards

07 July 2023

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Fox Lake park to get amphitheater, pickleball courts in project that begins Monday

23 June 2023

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The Englewood Breakroom, A Pop-Up Plaza, Will Open This Summer With A Basketball Court, Live Music Stages And More

15 June 2023

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Uptown’s Black Ensemble Theater Plans Massive Expansion With Media Center, Education Hub And Artist Residences

25 May 2023

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Bally’s Unveils New ‘Neighborhood-Oriented’ Chicago Casino Design After Clearing Regulatory Hurdle

12 May 2023

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8 National Park Gardens to Delight the Senses

04 April 2023

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Here’s the development plans competing for Chicago’s McKinley Park site

03 March 2023

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Developers present proposals for Pershing RFP

03 March 2023

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4300 W. Roosevelt breaks ground

26 February 2023

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City of Chicago, 548 Enterprise, Related Midwest Break Ground on New North Lawndale Site

23 February 2023

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Plan Commission approves 1016 W. Jackson

20 February 2023

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City Of Chicago, 548 Enterprise, And Related Midwest Break Ground On Industrial Site And Innovation Center In North Lawndale

17 February 2023

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Solomon Cordwell Buenz completes the heroic Chicago condo conversion of Hood and Howell’s 1925 iconic 34-story Tribune Tower

27 January 2023

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Solomon Cordwell Buenz converts neo-gothic Tribune Tower into condos

24 January 2023

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2022

Want to help improve Chicago’s streetscape? Here's your opportunity!

22 December 2022

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Plan Commission Approves Bally’s Casino

13 December 2022

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Chicago casino won’t be a ‘glitzy Las Vegas Strip joint’ but a ‘series of experiences,’ developers say

6 December 2022

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Seneca Park Inspired by Chicago Firehouse

28 September 2022

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The Boardwalk Connection

26 August 2022

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Support By Design Aids Ukrainian Landscape Architects

12 July 2022

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Is It Time to Reimagine the American Schoolyard?

07 June 2022

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Burnham Playfield

01 June 2022

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Nine Asian Architects Whose Work Can Be Found in Chicago

10 May 2022

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Hire Ukrainian Landscape Architects displaced by war

12 April 2022

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What’s next for McCormick Place’s Lakeside Center?

20 April 2022

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Chicago Riverwalk East

22 February 2022

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The North Lawndale Employment Network Sees Through Employment Barriers for the Formerly Incarcerated

12 February 2022

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Shedd Aquarium Reveals Planned Exterior Enhancements for Greater Accessibility, Nature Access and Historic Preservation

02 February 2022

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Next phase of $6 billion Lincoln Yards megadevelopment to break ground by summer

24 January 2022

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Shedd Aquarium Unveils $500 Million 'Centennial Commitment'

10 January 2022

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2021

"A Shot in the Arm: Temporary Interventions Can Be Long-Term Investments in Neighborhoods" Newcity Magazine

16 September 2021

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"Diversity Spotlight: Ernest Wong" Michigan State University College of Social Science

1 July 2021

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"The Field Museum's Rice Nature Center" The Landscape Contractor

June 2021

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"Parklets jump-start neighborhood main street" Public Square: A CNU Journal

27 April 2021

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"Let's Destroy the Myth of the Asian Americans as the Model Minority" The Dirt

26 April 2021

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"The John W. Cook Academy Space to Grow Schoolyard" Smart Policies for a Changing Climate Exhibit

March 2021

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"The Promise of Milwaukee's Lakefront" Shepherd Express

21 January 2021

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2020

"Will City Planning Become More Socially Equitable Post-Coronavirus" Autodesk Redshift

9 July 2020

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"John Ronan Architects reveals circular new headquarters for Chicago Park District" The Architect's Newspaper

2 June 2020

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"Harbor District Presents Riverwalk Design" Urban Milwaukee

20 May 2020

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"COVID-19 Op-E" Land 8

26 April 2020

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“Lethal Glass Landscapes” Landscape Architecture Magazine

February 2020

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"State Street makeover? Downtown business group hires design firm to recommend changes" Chicago Sun Times

14 January 2020

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2019

"McKinley Community Play Garden" Landscape Architect and Specifier News

September 2019

"Space to Grow - John W. Cook Academy" Landscape Architect and Specifier News

June 2019

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2018

"Emanuel unveils 2-year, $10M revamp of Riverwalk between State Street and Lake Shore Drive" Chicago Tribune

3 August 2018

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"Designer Jonathan Nesci brings an adult jungle gym to Chicago’s Ace Hotel" The Architects Newspaper

16 July 2018

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"Reimagining Beaubien Woods" Chicago Architect

1 July 2018

"The Landscape View: Bringing the Many Benefits of Parks to the Forefront" Recreation Management Magazine

1 May 2018

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"Prairie District Park at McCormick Square, Chicago" Landscape Architect and Specifier News

1 April 2018

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"Maintenance Matters" Landscape Architecture Magazine

1 April 2018

"Mixed-income artists’ residences officially break ground in Washington Park" Curbed Chicago

1 January 2018

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"A Former Chicago Project Will Become A Museum Dedicated To Public Housing" Fast Company

26 January 2018

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2017

"Here are the winners of the 2017 AN Best of Design Awards" The Architect's Newspaper

1 December 2017

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"Chicago Innovation Award Winner" Chicago Innovation

8 November 2017

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"Work begins on Chicago culinary incubator" The Architect's Newspaper

1 November 2017

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"Winners of the 2017 Association of Licensed Architects Design Awards" The Architect's Newspaper

24 October 2017

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"Amenities, interior designs unveiled for South Loop’s 1000M" Curbed Chicago

6 October 2017

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"Chicago's Great Rivers Plan" WBEZ

25 September 2017

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"New food incubator project ready to break ground in Chicago’s East Garfield Park" Curbed Chicago

22 September 2017

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"ASLA Awards/ Professional Awards" Landscape Architecture Magazine

1 September 2017

"DuSable Museum to create $582,440 outdoor event space" Chicago Suntimes

17 July 2017

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"Color and Cushion" Landscape Architecture Magazine

May 2017

"Landscape Architects and Civic Engagement: Time to Walk the Walk" Land8

7 April 2017

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"Anish Kapoor’s Winnipeg Warming Hut" AZURE

7 March 2017

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"Obama's Landscape Legacy Takes Shape" Landscape Architecture Magazine

6 February 2017

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“Landscape designers named for Obama Presidential Center” Chicago Tribune

30 January 2017

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"Introducing Students to Landscape Architecture" Green Teacher

20 January 2017

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"Chicago's new Viñoly tower breaks ground and gets new name" The Architects Newspaper

5 January 2017

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2016

"Argyle Street Gives Back" Landscape Architecture Magazine

29 November 2016

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"Garfield Park Conservatory Play and Grow Garden V1.0" Landscape Architect and Specifier News

September 2016

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"Zip lines, rock climbing walls and boogie boards added to Chicago playgrounds" Chicago Tribune

9 August 2016

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"Reviving Chinatown's Lost Public Green Space on Chicago's South Side" Landscape Architect and Specifier News

March 2016

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"Let's Make Our Parks More Inclusive" The Dirt

16 February 2016

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"Complete Streets, Simplified" Landscape Architecture Magazine

February 2016

2015

"Deep Cut: the history of Chicago is buried under one of its least-known and most astonishing parks" Landscape Architecture Magazine

November 2015

"Chicago's Chinatown library breaks cookie-cutter mold" Chicago Tribute

7 September 2015

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"Garfield Park Natural Playscape V1.0, Chicago, Site Design Group, 2015" Playscapes

27 July 2015

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"Ernest Wong: Brightening the Windy City" China Daily

17 July 2015

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"Reading Comes to Life at LaSalle II Magnet School" Landscape Architect and Specifier News

June 2015

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2014

"New Playgrounds Designed to Meet Many Needs" Humana

31 October 2014

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"Deep Pockets: Reforming Chicago's Smallest Play Spaces" Landscape Architect and Specifier News

July 2014

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"State Street Lightscape" World Landscape Architecture Magazine. 14 - Temporary and Transitory

July 2014

"Chicago's Mary Bartelme Park" Landscape Architect and Specified News

March 2014

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"Why Young Families Should Live in the West Loop" Chicago Magazine

11 October 2013

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“Illuminating the Windy City.” Landscape Architect and Specifier News.

April 2013, 68-70

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"Detailed investment in public works" Mandarin Quarterly

30 April 2013

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"Adams-Sangamon Park" CS Modern Luxury

January 2013, 32-33

2013

"Why Young Families Should Live in the West Loop" Chicago Magazine

11 October 2013

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“Illuminating the Windy City.” Landscape Architect and Specifier News.

April 2013, 68-70

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"Detailed investment in public works" Mandarin Quarterly

30 April 2013

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"Adams-Sangamon Park" CS Modern Luxury

January 2013, 32-33

2010

"The Cityscapes Forum: Chicagoans of the Year in design: Landscape architects Peter Schaudt and Ernest Wong brighten the cityscape and reflect their field's rising profile" Chicago Tribune

22 December 2010

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“Best of 2010 Architecture.” Chicago Tribune, 5. Landscape Urbanism: Strategies

12 December 2010

“The Cityscapes Forum:High Praise For The New Palmisano Park” Chicago Tribune

30 November 2010

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Swanson, Brad. “Mary Bartelme Park & Playground.” Landscape Architect and Specifier News

October 2010, 20-22

"Cityscapes Forum: West Side story: A new park, with dynamic geometry and bold interactivity, creates an urban oasis amid wall-to-wall condos" Chicago Tribune

27 August 2010

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Dingman, Ian. “20 Great Towns and Neighborhoods.” Chicago Magazine

April 2010

"Historical Perspective Ernest Wong" Luxe Chicago Style Makers, Luxe Interiors + Design

10 March 2010, 114-115

Kent, Cheryl. Screen Play. Architecture Magazine

December 2004

“Dan Ryan Expressway Landscape Guidelines”, Folio: National ASLA. Volume 3

2004,18-19

Ernest C. Wong, Guest Lecturer. “Grant Park Framework Plan”, Harvard Graduate School of Design and Illinois ASLA

6/25/01

Gibson, Lydialyle. “Residents Mull Grant Park’s Potential.” Chicago Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1.

8 March 2001

2004

Ernest C. Wong, Guest Lecturer. “Grant Park Framework Plan”, Harvard Graduate School of Design and Illinois ASLA

6/25/01

Gibson, Lydialyle. “Residents Mull Grant Park’s Potential.” Chicago Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1.

8 March 2001

2003

“Public Spaces. Spaceshaper Interview: Chicago’s Ping Tom Memorial Park”. Insites brochure - Landscapeforms, vol 1, issue 2

2003

“Ping Tom Memorial Park”. Building Stone Magazine

2002

2002

“Ping Tom Memorial Park”. Building Stone Magazine

2002

Hinshaw, Mark, & Wong, Ernest C. “A Cultural Revolution: In Chicago’s Chinatown, carving a public space out of an urban wasteland.” Landscape Architecture, 30-36

July 2002

2001

Ernest C. Wong, Guest Lecturer. “Grant Park Framework Plan”, Harvard Graduate School of Design and Illinois ASLA

6/25/01

Gibson, Lydialyle. “Residents Mull Grant Park’s Potential.” Chicago Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1.

8 March 2001

“Ping Tom Memorial Park. The City in a Garden: A Photographic History of Chicago’s Parks. By Julia S. Bachrach. Santa Fe, NM: Center for American Places, 127.

2001

“Chinatown Cheers New Park On River.” Chicago Sun-Times, Section 2, 4

6 September 1999

1999

“Chinatown Cheers New Park On River.” Chicago Sun-Times, Section 2, 4

6 September 1999

1998

Bey, Lee. “Gateway to a Greener Chinatown.” Chicago Sun-Times, 16

17 August 1998

Architecture Awards - BSI Study Tour, 16-20

July/August/September 2002

“Ping Tom Memorial Park”, LandForum: Designed Landscape Forum III. Volume 13, 95

2002