November 30, 2018 - Six talented individuals have joined the staff of landscape architecture firm GGN (Gustafson Guthrie Nichol).
Jean Ni joins GGN as a Designer. Jean received her Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington in 2018 and BA in Sociology from University of California at San Diego. Her recent work through the Urban@UW Homelessness Research Initiative advanced research projects that range from studying housing and food insecurity to developing community-based models that destigmatize homelessness and serve youth needs. Jean is co-founder of Design Justice Seattle, a student-led organization centered around design activism.
Joining GGN as a Designer, Ana Cristina Garcia received her Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts dual-degree in Architectural Studies and Latin American Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where her honors thesis explored the application of landscape architecture as a tool for placemaking in a post-industrial small city.
Bessy Barahona joins GGN as a Design Intern. Bessy received her Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona. Bessy has had the opportunity to study abroad in Italy and travel throughout Europe, and experiencing different landscapes and cultures has broadened her perspective about urban spaces – especially the interaction between landscape and people.
Joining GGN as a Designer, Jing Zeng received her Master of Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she successfully blended artistic expression and scientific Investigation. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design from Sichuan University, and she worked as an urban designer in Shanghai, China. The experience of working in large scale planning and urban design projects strengthened her understanding in urban forms and systems, and her current design work reveals and celebrates the beauty of ecological processes in urban life.
Daisy Hoyt joins GGN’s Washington, DC workspace as a Designer. She received her Master of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, where she participated in research on flood risk perception. Prior to attending Cornell, she worked at a waterfront park in New York City during the Hurricane Sandy storm surge, which inspired her focus on resiliency. Daisy also holds a BA in Studio Arts from Clark University, with a focus on drawing and fiber arts.
Malaika O’Rourke joins GGN as an Accountant. Malaika has extensive experience in public accounting, focusing on individual and corporate clients, as well as in the tax department of a retail company. She attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the University of Southern California, and she has lived in Seattle for over a decade.Read More