Ying-yu Hung

Managing Principal

“Landscape architecture has become a meta-discipline that guides other disciplines: one that protects world resources and sets strategies to curtail global warming, to augment habitats for endangered species, and to minimize the human footprint. It is uniquely poised to investigate the issues of cultural diversity, public and private interests, and the overriding importance of green technology and practices in the urban environment.”

Ying-yu Hung, PLA, has 25 years of experience in urban design and landscape architecture for complex projects that balance environmental and development issues. She has directed landscape design for a wide variety of public and private projects. As both a designer and a planner, she has the demonstrated capability to integrate form with function, and possesses the vision to protect our exhaustible resources with sustainable development. A testament to her high-quality designs, many of Ms. Hung’s projects have been recognized with prestigious awards including the ASLA Award of Excellence.

Ying-yu is an adjunct assistant professor of the Landscape Architecture Master’s Degree Program at the University of Southern California, and a design critic in landscape architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is also co-author of the book Landscape Infrastructure: Case Studies by SWA.


Bill Viola, James Turrell, Su-Chen Hung.


Master of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Bachelor of Arts, Architecture (Honors), University of California, Berkeley


Registered Landscape Architect, California and Texas

Fellow, American Society of Landscape Architects

Business Advocacy Member, Central City Association, Los Angeles

Lecturer for the School of Architecture, University of Southern California


Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Award; Culver Steps (2019)

ULI Urban Open Space Award – Community Impact; Ricardo Lara Linear Park (2018)

Merit Award, ASLA Southern California Chapter, Quality of Life Awards Program, Giant Interactive Campus (2014)

Honor Award, ASLA Southern California Chapter, Sands Bethworks Redevelopment (2014)

Finalist, Moscow River Embankment Competition, Moscow, Russian Federation (2014)

Green Innovation Award, Landscape Design Category, 2013 Design China, Giant Interactive Group Headquarters (2013)

Award of Excellence, ASLA Southern California Chapter, Quality of Life Awards Program, Gubei Pedestrian Promenade (2012)