Jessy Qiu, Designer




About Jessy Qiu

Jessy joined the OJB Boston team in 2023 after interning with the office in 2019. Jessy earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. As a Designer, Jessy believes that human connection is integral to all phases of project design, modeling, and rendering. She believes a good, thriving landscape must serve and represent the site’s neighboring human communities and cultures. Using her ability to champion community needs, Jessy is primarily responsible for revitalizing mixed-use and industrial spaces. Originally from Shenzhen, China, Jessy is passionate about commemorative landscapes, landscape urbanism, and is concerned about the fading locality in the waves of gentrification.

She has received several prestigious awards, including the 2019 Virginia ASLA Student Merit Award in General Design, AIA Blue Ridge Design Award in 2018, 2019 Stanley Abbot Award, 2018 ASLA Virginia Chapter Award of Design Excellence, and 2019 Virginia ASLA Student Honor Certificate. In terms of research and theory, her recent work on “Sacred Underland: Underground Cemetery Network in Abandoned Structures” was published by Harvard Graduate School of Design. Apart from her professional pursuits, Jessy nurtures a deep passion for traveling and photography, having explored over 100 cities and regions, capturing the essence of diverse cultures and landscapes, and weaving stories of inspiration and beauty.