Ye Luo Principal, San Francisco
Ye has been a landscape architect at the SWA Group since 2002, working on a wide variety of projects of all scales, including several blocks of Beijing Finance Street and Poly International Plaza. Her additional architectural training equips her with a unique programmatic approach to landscape design, allowing her to blend her refined eye for beauty and scale with a scientific approach to effective site problem solving. She pairs keen intuition with rigorous organization to develop successful strategies for each step of a project. Ye is increasingly shifting her focus to the regional scale, which allows her to grapple with the complex intersection between urgent social issues and beautiful design. Within that larger context, she continues to explore the dialogue between inside and outside, equally valuing infrastructural planning and the perfect detail on a bench.
Inspired ByPhotographs that aren’t necessarily landscape- or project-related: they can freeze the moment in a way that inspires the creation of a space that brings people back to that moment of time.
EducationMaster of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania (2002)
Bachelor of Architecture, South China Technology University (2000)
Affiliations & RegistrationsRegistered Landscape Architect: California #5227
Selected AwardsASLA Honor Award: Poly International Plaza (2009)
Architectural Record / Business Week, Good Design is Good Business Award of Excellence: Poly International Plaza (2008)
ULI Asia Pacific Award of Excellence: Beijing Finance Street (2008)
ULI Global Award for Excellence: Beijing Finance Street (2008)
Asia Pacific Real Estate, Architectural Design of the Year: Poly International Plaza (2006)