Jessie Hong joins RELM as a landscape designer with 4 years of domestic and international experience. She serves as project designer working for institutional and developer clients alike, most recently with Kaiser Permanente in Irwindale and Crescent Heights, where she is helping lead RELM’s team collaborating with Rafael Viñoly’s office on One Grant Park, a 76-story residential tower at the South End of Chicago’s Grant Park. Jessie began her career at EDSA where she designed high-end resorts, residential developments, and master planning projects throughout Latin America. Her belief in designing for simplicity, durability, and ease of use guides her practice along with her avid love for outdoor sports— snowboarding, surfing, bouldering, and triathlons. Jessie also spends her off work time contribute to the ACE Mentor Program as a mentor.
Master of Landscape Architecture, Ball State University, 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design and Historic Preservation, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, 2008
‘Design is not about making things perfect. I believe in keeping it simple yet significant. There is beauty in asymmetry, simplicity, austerity, and the appreciation of nature— I call this the Wabi Sabi of landscape architecture. ‘