PWP Landscape Architecture

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Jane Gillette

Jane keeps an archive of National 9/11 Memorial items and edits whatever comes across her desk. She received a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Vassar College and a doctorate in English Literature from Yale University. She writes short stories and teaches a graduate class in the Theory of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.

Aaron Jurgens

Aaron is a landscape architect with a background in the interdisciplinary arts. Motivated by his love of the west coast and the environmentally positive design movement, Aaron relocated to San Francisco in 2009 to embark on his career in landscape architecture. Since that time, he has practiced in several Bay Area offices. His diverse work includes planning and designing urban parks, advising commercial and institutional developments, and honing his skills on high-end residential projects.  Bringing a sense of movement, form, and tone acquired from his many years as a musician and dancer, Aaron continues to use his interdisciplinary education to inform his design philosophy.

Bootsie Kim

Bootsie is PWP's official office dog. She has over 5 years of experience sitting, rolling over, and napping, both in the US and South Korea. Bootsie is particularly interested in the intersection of food and the floor and lectures regularly both in and out of the office.

Grace Lam

Grace holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management and Technology from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. During her graduate studies, she worked as a research assistant and conducted research in partnership with The Nature Conservancy on the floodplain buyouts as a climate adaptation strategy in the U.S. Her thesis examines the capacity of design under the novelty and uncertainty of climate-change futures for urban areas in Southern Florida. Prior to the master’s degree, she worked as a sustainable design consultant for an engineering firm in Hong Kong. Her work involved sustainability assessment at design and construction phases for residential, mixed-use development and institutional projects.

Sunmee Lee

Sunmee is a landscape designer with a background in landscape architecture, fine arts, and urban design. She has been navigating her interest in the urban environment through the interrelated disciplines that lead her to balance both practical and emotional aspects of space during the design process. Her sense of spatial design, team communication skills, and understanding of details have only elevated the projects she worked on at multiple firms and locations. Prior to PWP, she worked at Tom Leader Studio, AECOM San Francisco, and Adrian L. Norman Limited in Hong Kong where she worked on an array of residential, hospitality, and mixed-use projects throughout Hong Kong SAR, China, and Southeast Asia. She also worked as an urban designer in South Korea. 

McKenna Mitchell

McKenna received her MLA from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2020, where she was awarded a Penny White fellowship and assisted in the publication of OBL/QUE, a journal on critical conservation studies. She spent several years in Houston, Texas where she received her B.S. in Earth Sciences at Rice University. Her interest in landscape grew from exploring this city, where sprawling urban development meets exuberant plants and dramatic weather. She is inspired by the details of domestic outdoor spaces and landscapes which foster play and movement. Prior to joining PWP, she worked independently on residential design projects in Colorado and Washington State.

Reid Steiner

Reid Steiner is the IT manager at PWP. He’s been employed in varied industries throughout the Bay Area for 20 years. He focuses on facilitating productivity levels and data management. In his capacity at PWP, he is able to work closely with all team members to quickly resolve issues while strategizing for further technological advancement.

Hyewon Su

Hyewon is a landscape architect/project manager who has been practicing professionally both in the United States and South Korea for 23 years. Prior to joining PWP, she worked at various design firms participating in a broad range of design fields, including master planning, landscape architecture, and exhibit design. For the last 10 years, her main focus has been on managing and design leading large-scale high-end hospitality development projects in Mexico, Hawaii, and Asia covering the full project cycle from concept to construction. Hyewon received a Bachelor of Arts in Interior/Environmental Design from Ewha Womans University in Seoul and a Master in Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona. 

Andrew Ward

Andrew Ward, a native of the Bay Area, received his BA from UC Berkeley in Peace and Conflict Studies. He comes to landscape architecture from a career in the performing arts, where he has taught, performed and directed locally and internationally. Andrew received his Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennslvania, where he was awarded the Faculty Design Process Award. With the design of landscape architecture, he seeks to combine and enhance the social and ecological systems of a place to create resilient, adaptive landscapes. 

Xian Wu

Xian received a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Beijing Forestry University. During her graduate study she sought to reveal the hidden beauty of the site and proposed sustainable and interactive strategies through landscape design and public engagement. Her focus on the dynamic character of landscape architecture also helped to develop interests in urban hydrology and working with natural processes. Prior to her Master’s degree, she worked in Beijing, where she participated in various types of projects, including mix-use, workplace, urban parks and residential projects.