Chih-Wei Lin Principal
Chi-Wei brings a thoughtfulness and curiosity towards the ever-evolving field of landscape architecture and urban design in our increasingly global world. Her projects have ranged from building work locally in California to a diverse range of projects in the Middle East and Asia—including Stanford University, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and Beth El Sanctuary in California to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and projects throughout Taiwan, Japan, China, India and Indonesia. She describes landscape architecture as a complex practice that systematically weaves together urban design, spatial structure, architecture, and place-making with a focus on human scale and quality detailing.
Inspired ByThe richness of culture and the balance of nature.
EducationMaster of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Tunghai University, Taiwan
Recognition2015: MIPIM Asia, Best Chinese Futura Mega Project, Suzhou Center, Suzhou, China.
2011: Competition Winner, Suzhou Center Landscape Master Plan, CBD of Suzhou, China.
2011: “Best Office Building” by Times Properties, Nanjing Greenland with SOM Chicago, Nanjing, China.
2010: “Global Icon” Award by the Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat, Burj Khalifa with SOM Chicago, Dubai, UAE.
2009: ASLA Northern California Chapter Honor Award; Analysis, Research, Planning and Communication, Ningbo East New Town Eco-Corridor Phase I, Ningbo, China.
2008: Spark Awards/Green, Carbon-Lowering & Environmental Category; Gold Award, Pearl River Tower with SOM Chicago, Guangzhou, China.