Judy (Yi) Yang
Originally from Guangdong, China, Judy grew up in a humid subtropical climate where hurricanes and excessive rainfall significantly impacted the city’s function as well as the local landforms. From positioning a tiny stormwater drain to overall site layout, she is committed to practical urban problem-solving at all scales and brings expertise in digital modeling to her role at MVVA.
Judy earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, where she was awarded the ASLA Student Honor Award in 2019. She received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she won the Sasaki Day Award in 2016 and 2017. Prior to her start at MVVA in 2021, Judy worked for landscape design and architecture firms in Bangkok, Thailand, and Orlando, Florida.