Yuqing Zhang


With an interest in historical preservation and community engagement, Yuqing loves to combine holistic understandings of the past and present to project landscapes into the future. She grew up in the historic core of Suzhou, China. Frequent visits with her family to the city’s traditional Chinese gardens inspired her to earn a BELA from Suzhou University of Science and Technology. While there she returned to the gardens each week to sketch, observing change over the course of the day and the year. Driven by her curiosity about the Western landscape, Yuqing earned her MLA, with an Urban Design Certificate, from the University of Washington. Her capstone study “Bridging the Blue and Green” received the WASLA Student Merit Award. After graduating, she gained experience at GGLO bringing a range of urban development and streetscape work from design into construction. Since joining Reed Hilderbrand in 2022, Yuqing has worked on Franklin Park Action Plan and on several institutional projects across the country. She spends her free time getting to know Boston’s history and the many famous and unique green spaces in the area.