Qianli Feng

Qianli Feng

Ithaca, NY, US

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      I'm Qianli Feng, a graduate student in landscape architecture at Cornell University. I'm going to graduate in May 2018. In 2017, a waterfront resilient project finished by my teammates and me won the ASLA Student Honor in general design category. Through an internship in Turenscape Beijing in the same year, I was proved to be creative, active and competent. 

      I have valid graphics and modeling skills using Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, Rhino, and SketchUp. Besides, I came from a diversified background in both art and nature. Having a Bachelor Degree in Sanskrit and Pali, I'm keen to cultural, historic and aesthetic aspects of design. I'm a big fan and little expert on plants and will publish a book about plants in 2018. A bridge-model designed and made by me and teammate broke the record of load-bearing in site assembly course by not broken at all. All these brave attempts sharpened my skills of planting design, site engineering and digital and physical modeling.  

      It was not easy at all to turn from a completely different discipline to landscape architecture. But I made it with great enthusiasm, effort and ability to teach myself and learn from others, which would continue to feed my professional endeavor. I'm prepared to practice in a design-driven team and contribute my energy and intelligence.


Turenscape, Beijing, CN, Landscape designer intern

1. Drew a plan of a nomadic cultural garden and wrote design description
2. Drafted design for an agricultural tourism project
3. Conducted part of the pre-study and draft design of a railroad renewal project

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

Sep 2016 - current

Peking University, Beijing, CN, Masters, Landscape Architecture

Sep 2014 - Jul 2016

Peking University, Beijing, CN, Bachelors, Sanskrit and Pali

Sep 2010 - Jul 2014


ASLA Student Award, Award

For over four century, the waterfront of Kingston Point has experienced vicissitude of both nature and culture providing spectacular beauty, rich history, and ecological resources. Today, however, these values are threatened by changing the climate and will end up in decrement and fragmentation. It is the major task to make the waterfront vibrant and active through the next hundred years and beyond for generations.

The Weaving the Waterfront proposal revitalizes a 38.3-acre site along the Kingston Point by introducing original ideas of ADAPT, REINFORCE and RETURN. Focusing on the issues of climate resilient strategies, public spaces, and wetland restoration, this proposal coordinate nature, human and climate change with a dynamic process and minimized earthwork.


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