Chihiro Shinohara Donovan



With her interdisciplinary background in architecture, landscape architecture and environmental design, Chihiro Shinohara Donovan's design enthusiasm is for exploring elegant, functional solutions for complex urban sites that meld infrastructure and space making strategies.  Prior to joining GGN, she worked on various project types and scales ranging from residential gardens to large community designs in the US and abroad.

Chihiro is a native of Hokkaido, Japan. She received an MLA and MArch from the University of Virginia and a BLA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a designer at GGN, she has worked on the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC and currently works on a variety of projects located across the country.