When Edward D. Stone Jr. founded EDSA in 1960, he envisioned a culture that incorporated the voice of every employee. This collective of innovative-minded peers continues to evolve as EDSA announces the promotion of 14 talented designers who have significantly contributed to our practice and the profession.
Craig Stoner, Associate Principal
Craig’s in-depth knowledge and technical expertise helps shape spaces that respond, engage, and inspire the people who inhabit them. He has led efforts on several key projects including the award winning Kimpton SeaFire Resort in Grand Cayman; the Ritz Reserve at Morgan’s Point, Bermuda; the Hard Rock Hollywood expansion in Florida; and our military housing development work in the mid-Atlantic region. Craig has the unique ability to cognitively embrace the essence of a site and uses that ability to address the fine details that contribute to a cohesive project design.
Yun Zhao, Associate Principal
Thoroughly considering a site’s natural topography, cultural history, and shared context, Yun elevates the users’ experience with a human-centered design. Knowledgeable in all aspects of master planning and landscape architecture, he has led several public and private projects, managed development teams, and collaborated with associated consultants in reaching the most appropriate design solution based on the parameters of a site. He is focused on mentoring his talented team while managing the day to day business operations of the Shanghai studio.
Jeong Yoon Park, Vice President
Drawn to the outdoor aesthetic and the experiential impact it creates, Jeong believes each project has its own energy. She begins every assignment with rough sketches where creative concepts are vividly translated through to implementation. Her expertise in large-scale land planning, site design, and construction administration has produced a successfully built portfolio of hospitality, residential, medical, and public realm works such as the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Korea; Lake Nona Town Center in Orlando, Florida; and two new campuses for Florida Hospital.
Gabriela Patocchi, Senior Associate
Gabriela focuses on project design and implementation with attention to detailing and materiality. Motivated by an appreciation for public open spaces, she garners design inspiration from earth’s own textures and colors. Highly proficient in developing large-scale master plans and detailed site designs for resorts, residential communities, and commercial properties, Gabi is a hands-on project manager providing great mentorship to junior team members.
Chris Phillips, Senior Associate
Creating spaces that are harmonious with the environment, Chris integrates architectural elements, grading, hardscape, planting, and lighting resulting in functional, dynamic, and balanced spaces. His talents include master planning, detailed design, and construction administration. Chris had been instrumental in the successful completion of the 15-acre Baha Mar pool complex in the Bahamas; resort renovations at the W Fort Lauderdale and Williamsburg Inn in Virginia; as well as the visioning for the Sugar Cane Jamaica master plan.
Tyler Wallace, Senior Associate
A candid designer with a sincere interest in how land use shapes our physical environment, Tyler is dedicated to incorporating sustainable design principles and green building practices to achieve measurable design outcomes. Balanced in the talents of hand drawing and application of software programs for production, Tyler focuses on project visioning, implementation, and problem solving during every facet of design process.
Lianying Wang, Senior Associate
Lianying believes designers influence the dynamics between space and people by creating better places for everyday life. She has aided in the successful expansion of our China portfolio with quality planning, design, and project management for Guangzhou Knowledge City, Hilton Yuxi Fuxian Lake Resort, Kaifeng New City, and Wuhan River development.
Rebecca Cook, Associate
With rich and varied experiences in project design and management, Rebecca strives to redefine a site’s sense of place in a way that enhances its natural systems while educating the public and providing users with safe places to enjoy. She has served as lead designer on the Doha Marriott and Marsa Arabia Development as well as the Lusail Palaces in Qatar.
Joanna Ibarra, Associate
Joanna pursues intelligent design that is both memorable and capable of servicing the environment and greater community. She synthesizes conceptual ideas with practical solutions by enhancing existing site conditions through creative programming and natural systems integration. Joanna has remained involved with her alma mater as an adjunct faculty member engaging students in thoughtful design.
Robert Jackson, Associate
Robert has been instrumental in the preparation of drawings and design booklets as well as producing various schematics design and detail design documents for assignments throughout Latin America. His curious spirit pushes him to create sensitive schemes that weave the vernacular of the local culture into a project vision where imaginative integrity drives design outcomes.
Xitong Li, Associate
Understanding that every planning decision helps shape, form and define a future space, Xitong’s creativity is supported by a sound, business minded approach to the management and execution of his work. With a range of professional experience, his design ideas are supported by strong, often poetic, conceptual thinking.
Mykhailo Ponomarenko, Associate
An enthusiastic team member, Misha has a passion for bold design expression where culture, identity, function, and space result in unique concepts. Having gained a great deal of experience quickly, he recently led the production of a completed planning assignment in Tahiti and has an apartment building under construction at SoLe Mia in Miami.
Laura Reyes, Associate
With a design philosophy that combines big picture creations with elemental details, Laura has contributed to several projects of varying scope, type, and geographic locale. With has a great sense for the selection of materials, she became project coordinator for Turnberry Ocean Club, and has continued involvement with the development studies of Roco Ki in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Shuqi “Sherry” Zhang, Associate
Melding the confluences of aesthetics, technology, and ecology to create a more environmentally sustainable and experientially rich landscape, Sherry continues to promote her role as a steward of the land and landscape architect. She has become the project management lead on a number of efforts in the New York Studio and remains attentive in addressing all phases of the design process.