We Design for People and the Environment

Design plus Hope (D+H) is an inter-disciplinary design practice committed to affecting positive change in society through design and planning. Working across cultures and at a wide range of scales, D+H approaches every project with deep commitments to craft, thoughtful solutions, and sustainability. From concept sketch to built object, a profound respect for beauty in the natural and built environment perpetually informs our design process. We believe that a successful design is culturally meaningful and feasible through all phases of a project. Mastery of construction combined with sustainable development practices imbue the landscapes of D+H with sophistication and resiliency. Given the fluency in which landscapes lends itself to the scale of infrastructure systems, our practice is invested in the philosophy that designers should instill into a site the capabilities and mechanisms that allow for landscapes to perform as infrastructure. We believe design should be responsible to the places where we practice and should enrich the lives of people who inhabit them.

We Collaborate to Amplify Synergies

Huicheng Zhong

Principal, Design Director


As a Managing principal at Laboratory D+H, Huicheng is overseeing Lab’s current projects and ensuring that each project opens up new possibilites. Prior to found Laboratory D+H, he worked at swagroup where he led and managed numerous projects. Huicheng received his Master of Landscape Architecture with honors from the Cornell University, Ithaca and a M.E in Urban Planning from Beijing Forest University.

YoungJoon Choi

Principal, Design Director


YoungJoon Choi, design principal, brings a creative, symbolic and thorough approach to wide range of projects. Prior to found Laboratory D+H, he worked at swagroup and led full scope design of diverse projects. He holds a Master of Landscape Architecture with honors from University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and BLA with honors from Seoul National University.

Zhongwei Li

Principal, Design Director


Zhongwei brings exceptional attention to creativity and aesthetics of design. Prior to joining D+H, Zhongwei worked for SWA in Los Angeles and Sausalito, where he lead wide range of projects. Before SWA, he worked at JCFO and West 8. Zhongwei holds a MLA from Tianjin University and an Master of Landscape Architecture with honors from University of Pennsylvania.

Miao Lin

Principal, Director


Miao brings over 10 years of diverse design and planning experience to D+H group. He has been led numerous award-winning projects with his team in Guangzhou. His client includes CR Land, Vanke, Poly, Diangao, InterContinental hotels, Yagao Group.

Bingxing Lin

Principal, Operations Director

Senior Engineer

Bingxing keeps studio running professionally with high performance everyday as a Operations Director. At the meantime, he brings passion and experience to realization of projects as captain of DD team. Bingxing is an senior designer with great experience with Senior Engineer Certificate in landscape architecture.

Nan Lin

Principal, Project Director


Nan Lin, project director of D+H, embrace a persistent pursue toward design. He thinks a preeminent landscape based on reasonable analysis and successfully penetrates from conceptual design to all the constructive stages with an intelligent method. He holds a Master of Urban Planning from Nanjing Forestry University and has variety of constructive experience.

Xu Jie

Principal, Design Director

Assoc. AIA, ASLA

Jie brings exceptional creative and poetic architecture space and aesthetics of design. Prior to joining D+H, Jie worked for SWA Sausalito, where he lead wide range of projects. Before SWA, he worked at West 8 Rotterdam. Jie holds dual Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture from University of Pennsylvania. Jie also holds Bachelor of Art in China Academy of Art.

Jie Zhang


Zhang Jie, as the CEO of Lab D+H, is responsible for the operations of the firm. Prior joining the team, she worked in government departments and large state-owned enterprises. She has more than ten years of experience in landscape planning, design and construction management, which makes her good at capturing all kinds of information, with keen insight and leadership execution. She is good at integrating resources efficiently and improving operational efficiency. Zhang Jie holds an MLA from Beijing Forestry University.

Liyang Chen

Associate, Senior Designer

Liyang has great aesthetic pursuit on detail and scale in design. He is good at using observation, comparison and experiment to find appropriate design language for the site. Prior to joining Lab D+H, Liyang worked at Coen+Partners and Halvorson Design where he was involved in many high-end residential landscape and public projects. Liyang holds MLA from University of Washington.

Wenzhe Jiang

Associate, Senior Designer

Wenzhe is a graduate of Chinese Academy of Forestry Sciences and got a master of landscape architecture. He is a experienced project leader. He thinks every place of a unique landscape originating from a subtle observation of the venue users’ behavior and the application of this observation to the combination of material, plants and space.

Feimin Song

Associate, Senior Designer

Borned with nature, Feimin built up unique sense and expression to integration of nature and design. She believes landscape that respecting nature and culture create better living environment and social meaning. Feimin is responsible for project managing, schematic design and DD support.

Di Wang

Associate, Senior Designer

Dee believe consistency of lifestyle and design quality. She is responsible for project managing, schematic design and DD support. Before Lab D+H, Dee worked in R&F real estate as a landscape designer. Dee holds Master of Landscape Architecture from University of Sheffield.

Jian Zhou

Associate, Senior DD Designer

Jian Zhou is a graduate of Landscape Architecture at Shanghai Jiaotong University, has constructive experience of 15 years. As constructive director of D+H, he connects designers and owners. With a strong point at figuring out details, he nearly perfectly explains every landscape plan on the basis of humanization and enablement.

Zhigang Liu

Senior DD Designer

Zhigang has been engaged in the landscape industry for more than ten years. Before joining D+H, he participated in or led many landscape projects in Aoya, Metrostudio and China Resources Real Estate. He believes that design is romantic and rigorous, and hopes to find the best strategy in the project to solve the project's aesthetic, technical and economic issues, therefor to better serve our good life.

Yufei Fan

Senior Designer

Yufei is a graduate from Jiangnan University. She has the persistent pursuit toward the truest and simplest spirit of venue. She thinks the exploitation and application of venue spirit will solve every troublesome space. Before being a member of Lab D+H, she served as the landscape designer at Shanghai Aoya.

Shiqi Huang

Senior Designer, MLA

Shiqi focuses on creating livable landscape for not only human but also other living creatures. Before Lab D+H, she worked in DLC as a landscape architect, where she was involved in diverse commercial projects. Shiqi holds Master of Landscape Architecture from University of Southern California.

Hao Tai

Senior Designer, MLA

Hao Tai believes critical thinking is an essential part of design process. Good design comes out after rounds of testing. He is responsible for project managing, coordination and communication from conceptual design through construction. Hao Tai holds Master of Landscape Architecture from University of Melbourne.

Bo Won Shim

Senior Designer, MLA

Bowon is responsible for project managing, schematic design and DD support, especially Korean projects. Before Lab D+H, Bowon worked at AHBE Los Angles as a landscape designer. Bowon holds Master of Landscape Architecture from University of Pennsylvania.

Jiajun Wang

Senior Designer

Jia Jun has many years of full landscape design experience, he provides new ideas for the firm also committed to put forward the most complete landing strategy. He believes that aesthetics is diverse and requires no deliberate guidance. A good grounded project and social responsibility should be delivered by an excellent project. Jiajun graduated from Xi'an Jiaotong University Landscape Design major, before joining Lab D + H, has been in a number of design agencies as a project designer.

Hao Lan


Hao Lan engages himself in contemporary landscape practice with a young angle. He work with other designers in various project, with considerable capability of graphic expression.

Qimei Ling

Senior DD Designer

QiMei ,as a landscape development designer,act as a bridge between schematic design and construction design,adhere to the understanding of the plan,deepen with professional knowledge,enhance the implementation of the schematic design,and cooperate with the design of construction design.

Chao Qin

Senior DD Designer

Chao Qin graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, majoring in civil engineering. As a senior DD designer, he is good at balancing between project planning and construction art. he constantly observes all aspects between them and summarizes the spring of the thoughts, among which he searchs for the best solution to the founding of the project.

Jiaqian Zhang


Jiaqian is a graduate of landscape architecture at Nanjing Forestry University. She has a unique view of the space, details and material changes of venues. She thinks the beauty of landscape design comes from accurate details and proper space.

Xiujuan Li


Xiujuan Li is a graduate of landscape architecture at Nanjing Forestry University. She is good at plan design and teamwork. She has craftsmanship and the elaborate pursuit which nearly cannot be found in the contemporaries.

Shaozhong Yuan


Shaozhong is passionate with design, he believe "simplicity is design while complexity is life" and design brings more possibility to life. Shaozhong graduated from the Northwest Forestry and Forestry University in landscape design.

Jiahui Liang


Jiahui pays more attention to the mental and emotional associations between human and landscape,She believes that "landscape design is more about pursuing a spiritual dimension and sometimes this spiritual pursuit even takes precedence over the function." Jia Hui graduated from Jinan University majoring in tourism planning and landscape design.

Xiaowen Pan


Xiaowen Pan is a graduate of landscape architecture at East China University of Science and Technology. She masters a unique knowledge of design concept and strategic planning of urban design. She supports the team a lot in the respect of concepts and methods through providing unique angle of view.

Yaping Xiong

Business Representative

As a business representative,Yaping engaged in the design firm for several years.Encouraged by D + H culture,she constantly improve the professional height for the operation of the lab and devoted a high degree of enthusiasm. Yaping firmly believes that good business order and integrity is a key part of the design firm .



Lab’s joined D + H in 2016 as a Comforter for the firm and has made outstanding contributions to the team.

We Inspire Hope through Design

Perhaps the most basic yet most pivotal philosophical tenet that guides our studio is the belief that through responsible landscape architectural design we can improve people’s lives. Our approach is human, place, and nature-oriented, with design as the link between these cultural and ecological relationships. Through rigorous inquiry, collaboration, and design experimentation, we aim to create spaces that allow for ecological improvement, education, reflection and recreation. Ultimately, our goal is to better the lives of those we touch through our work.