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

Managing Partner,Creative Director

ASLA, LEED AP ND

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

Managing Partner,Creative Director

RLA, ASLA, LEED AP ND

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

Managing Partner,Creative Director

ASLA, LEED AP ND

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

Managing Partner,Creative Director

MLA

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.Miao holds a MLA from South China University of Technology.

Bingxing Lin

Partner, 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.

Jie Zhang

Partner, CEO

MLA

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.

Nan Lin

Partner, Design Director

MLA

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

Associate Partner, Project 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.

Liyang Chen

Associate Partner, Project Director

ASLA,MLA

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 Partner, Project Director

MLA

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 Partner, Project Director

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 Partner, Project Director

MLA

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 Partner, Project Director

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bo Won Shim

Managing Partner, Creative Director

Bowon is responsible for project managing, Seoul office management. Before Lab D+H, Bowon worked at AHBE Los Angles as a landscape designer. Bowon holds Master of Landscape Architecture from University of Pennsylvania.

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.

Jiahui Liang

Designer

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.

Hao Lan

Designer

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.

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.

Xiaowen Pan

Designer

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.

Jiaqian Zhang

Designer

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

Designer

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.

Zhigang Liu

Project Director

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.

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.

Zhihua Chen

Senior DD Designer

Zhihua owns a skill set encompassing all phases of landscape architecture design. And he is committed to putting forward the best landing strategy. He reads the existing and potential logic between the site and users, and translates it into constructional design that respects and integrates the urban context, while encouraging the new identity and sustainable performance of the place. Zhihua graduated from Chang'an University, majoring in landscape architecture. Prior to joining Lab D+H, he worked at LWK & Partners and HUAYI Design .

Yiliang Zhang

DD Designer, MLA

As a landscape designer interested in design development, Yiliang believes landscape architecture is a harmony of art and logic. With her technical mindset, she brings elements together in elegant solutions. Prior to joining Lab D+H, Yiliang gained professional experiences from internships in Dreiseitl and Aecom. She received her MLA from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017.

Shaozhong Yuan

Designer

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.

Wanlu Ye

Designer, MLA

What really attracts Wanlu to landscape architecture is the use of natural materials in urban environment. She is also experienced in architecture and planning design . Wanlu holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor Degree from South China University of Technology.

Yingyi Lei

Designer, MLA

As a Landscape designer at Laboratory D+H, Yingyi is always excited to take new challenges. She believes in landscape's power which helps to address the issue shared by this generation and can lead to a better life for the future generation. Prior to joining Laboratory D+H, she worked at Design Workshop, Austin office, USA. Yingyi received her Master degree of Landscape Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor degree in Forestry from Beijing Forest University.

Byeonggil Choi

Designer

Byeonggil is a graduate from Cheongju University, Korea. He always strives to find the potential of the site. He has the belief that creative design makes our lives more lively and enriching. Before being a member of Lab D+H, He served as the landscape designer at URI environment Design Firm.

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

Casigner

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.