Liwan Zhang ODA

Liwan Zhang

Junior Landscape Designer

Junior Landscape Designer Liwan Zhang graduated with a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan in 2019, minoring in a Master of Science with a specialty in Environmental Policy and Planning. Prior to joining ODA, she worked at SmithGroup in Ann Arbor and Terrain Studio in San Francisco.

Liwan believes in the power of our everyday living and working environment. Having grown up in an industrial city in northeastern China, she feels responsible for protecting the environment and raising awareness about our degrading natural environment. She believes the best landscape design will encourage behavior changes, creating the possibility for all the positive outcomes we long for. Using design as a tool, she pursues to shape vivid, agreeable, and sustainable places where people can embrace, energize, and educate others.