Grace Zheng, ASLA, LEED GA, SITES AP

Senior Associate

At PBR HAWAII, Ms. Zheng manages and contributes to the landscape architectural and planning team on a wide range of project types that range from commercial, mixed-use development, residential, to cultural and institutional. With 11 years of professional experience, her expertise lies in effectively guiding project development from conceptual design through the details of construction documentation, bid negotiation, and construction administration.

With previous work experience in California and Shanghai, China, Ms. Zheng is a licensed Landscape Architect who brings valuable urban design and construction detailing experience to PBR HAWAII. Passionate about sustainability, urban livability, and the protection of natural resources, Ms. Zheng incorporates aspects of low impact development and stormwater management best practices into every project. She currently manages the One Hotel Hanalei Bay, Wailuku Civic Complex, Kīhei Hotels, Kapolei Mixed-Used Development, Alakea Affordable Senior Residences, Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ Pahua Heiau landscape renovations, and Hōkūli‘a Shoreline Park Trail Phases 3-5. Ms. Zheng’s completed projects include managing landscape renovations for the Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina and the Hōkūli‘a Shoreline Park Trail Phases 1-2, and assisting with Ka Makana Aliʻi shopping center Phase 1, Central Maui Regional Park, and Waihonua Condominium.

Ms. Zheng uses her urban planning education to assist with numerous planning projects, which currently includes the Ka‘iwa Ridge Trail Improvements Management Plan, the Lili‘uokalani Trust Keahuolū Makalapua Project District Design Guidelines, and the Puʻukoliʻi Village Community Park Master Plan. She was extensively involved with the Wailuku Civic Complex Master Plan and Environmental Assessment, the Oʻahu Pedestrian Plan, and the Kaka‘ako Makai Parks Active Use Facilities Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement.

An active member of the Hawai‘i Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, she seeks to bridge the local profession with the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, School of Architecture by regularly serving as a guest speaker and studio design review juror. She is a part-time lecturer and teaches the Plants In Design course at the School of Architecture, which is part of the core curriculum for the newly established Master of Landscape Architecture program.

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