Hui-Li Lee

Projects with the potential to push boundaries; experimenting with new inventions and materials; urban public spaces; mixed-use and office buildings; parks and waterfront projects; on-structure roof gardens with a "green" approach; and, generally, "transforming great ideas into great built projects."

Hui-Li grew up in Taiwan and came to the U.S. in 1994 for her graduate studies. She joined SWA eighteen years ago. Understanding both Eastern and Western cultures makes her think globally, she says—and act globally, too, on projects ranging from large-scale city parks in China to small roof gardens in Taiwan and Dubai. In the past decade, she has collaborated with many internationally renowned architects (SOM, Artech, and Bing Thom among them), and prides herself on her ability to “successfully bring landscape and architecture together as a whole.”


Master of Landscape Architecture from University of Pennsylvania; Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning from Tunghai University, Taiwan


Member, American Society of Landscape Architects

Favorite material

"Each material needs to be re-considered in its cultural context, to explore its best texture for a particular place; in the U.S., I like working with concrete because of its flexibility of use; in China, I prefer stone, because of its availability and potential for great craftsmanship."


2016 ASLA-NCC Award of Excellence, Wusong Riverfront Pilot Project, Kunshan, China.

2016 Real Estate Design China Award, Chongqing 1891, Chongqing, China.

2016 Real Estate Design China, Annual Excellent Design Landscape Architect.

2015 MIPIM Asia, Best Chinese Futura Mega Project, Suzhou Center, Suzhou, China.

2005 ASLA Honor Award of Excellence, Lite-On Headquarters, Taipei, Taiwan.

2005 ASLA Northern California Chapter Award of Merit, Foundry Square, San Francisco, CA.

2004 ASLA Northern California Chapter Award of Excellence, Lite-On Headquarters, Taipei, Taiwan.
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