SWA Group Studio Visit

SWA Group Studio Visit

October 29, 2013 7:00 pm

SWA Los Angeles Studio
811 W. 7th Street Suite 430 
Los Angeles, CA 90017 

Join us for a behind the scenes tour of the LA office of SWA Group, a world leader in landscape architecture, planning and urban design. Hosted by Principal Ying-yu Hung, this visit offers a unique look at one of LA’s top design offices. The SWA studio visit is free for Members of AWA+D, but non-members can also attend by paying $20 at the door.

RSVP’s are required, please send an email to Programs Committee by October 28.

As the recipient of multiple national and international awards including the 2009 National ASLA Honor Award for Zobon City Sculpture Garden and 2008 ASLA National Honor Award, Chongming Island North Lake Region, Shanghai, PR China, Ms. Hung is both a designer and a planner, with the innate ability to integrate form with function, and the vision to protect our exhaustible resources with sustainable development. Her other notable projects include the Giant Group Campus in Shanghai – a 40 hectare campus that includes office/residences, programmed open spaces and wetlands for storm water retention and infiltration. Milton Park is an interpretative public park along the bank of the Ballona Creek in Los Angeles, California; Kaohsiung Waterfront Urban Design in Kaoshiung Taiwan that examines the potential for post-industrial waterfront; and Sands Bethworks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania which will be a precedent setting example of integrated historic preservation and adaptive reuse.

Ying-Yu believes that the act of design leads beyond form giving and the built object. For her, landscape architecture has become a meta discipline that guides other disciplines –one that protects the resources of the world and sets strategies to curtail global warming, to augment habitats for endangered species, and to minimize the human footprint. Under this broader definition of landscape architecture, Ying-Yu is a conceptual thinker who looks to the context and its participants for clues that may lead to an answer beyond traditional solutions. A San Francisco Bay Area transplant recently moved to downtown Los Angeles, Ying-Yu is highly energized by the dynamism of the city and seizes every opportunity to investigate the issues of cultural diversity, public and private interests, and the overriding importance of green technology and practices in the urban environment.