Jessie Hong

Jessie Hong

Landscape Designer
LEED AP

Jessie Hong is a landscape designer with 6 years experience. She is critical to RELM’s delivery of projects across several typologies: education, mixed-use, government, and resort. Her belief in designing for simplicity, durability, and ease of use guides her approach to landscape architecture. Jessie is facile in working across multiple project types and scales, using various technology platforms to render crafted landscapes. Her hand drawings are used regularly in RELM’s concept packages; they are artful and expressive.

Jessie began her career working for EDSA designing high-end resorts, residential developments, and master planning projects throughout Latin America. An outdoor enthusiast, she snowboards, surfs, boulders, and runs triathlons. She also volunteers at the ACE Mentor Program, Woosley Fire Recovery with Mountain Recreation Trust, and Surfrider Foundation.

Education

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. ‘