With three years of residential landscape design experience in California, Yijie joined KKDG in the beginning of 2019. As an employee from a different cultural background, she has a diverse set of design perspectives to offer. Prior to receiving her Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University, Yijie began her career with a Bachelor’s Degree of Environmental Art and Design from Tianjin University of Science and Technology. In China, she worked in firms as a landscape designer and urban planner for four years. Yijie brings to KKDG, a valuable sensitivity to aesthetics and functionality, and is improving her knowledge of local standards and practices by assisting in the development of projects at all phases.
Beyond work, Yijie enjoys road trips, camping, occasional bouldering, and a laid-back life style with good movies and food. After completing her Master’s, she drove to California from North California and greatly enjoyed her experience on the open road. Yijie believes the observation of life is the best design inspiration.
Bachelor of Environment Art Design, 2006 Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Tianjin, China
Masters of Landscape Architecture, 2013 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC