Ye Tian

Senior Landscape Designer


Ye Tian comes to Starr Whitehouse from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she completed her Master’s in Landscape Architecture and worked for two years at RISD’s Nature Lab, using advanced digital technologies to map and visualize spatial data. Writing her thesis on redefining the urban sublime in abandoned post-industrial sites and revitalizing interstitial wilderness, Ye Tian approaches design from the standpoint of the whole urban context, focusing on the relationship between nature and spatial experience. With a background in both landscape design and traditional artistic disciplines, she brings valuable digital and hand-based techniques to the Starr Whitehouse team’s workflow.

Representative Projects:

Halletts Point Esplanade, Queens, New York
St. Mary’s Park Master Plan, Bronx, New York
East Shore Shoreline Parks Plan, Staten Island, NY
Arverne East Nature Preserve, Queens, NY
Marsha P Johnson State Park, Brooklyn, New York
Bear Mountain Restoration, Bear Mountain, NY
Arverne Nature Preserve, Queens, NY
Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center, Jones Beach, NY
Halletts Point Waterfront Development, Queens, NY
Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River, NY
Freshkills South Park, Staten Island, NY
New Rochelle Transit-Oriented Development, New Rochelle, NY
Forest Hills Housing Development Campus, Queens, NY
East Harlem Resiliency Study, New York, NY