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Hope Hui Rising went into environmental design from hydrology and hydraulic engineering in an attempt to resolve these two divergent approaches to water through the beauty and function of landscape urbanism. Her professional and academic work focuses on making livable and resilient places that facilitate environmental and climate adaptation. Having lived on four continents and been trained in performing and visual arts, she has been in search of ways to engender sustainability through archetypal aesthetic experiences. This passion transformed her into an award-winning public artist and landscape architect specializing in the design of light, water, and landscape in the public realm.
Along this journey, she served as a partner in Northern Oregon for a global water design company headquartered in Germany. Prior to providing design leadership for the Manhattan-based landscape architecture and urban design studio of one of the largest international architecture and planning practices, she was a project lead designer and manager for the east coast headquarter of one of the largest global landscape architecture and environmental planning companies in metropolitan Washington D.C.
 
Over the last 20 years, Hope was involved with the design of outdoor light and water installations in mixed-use developments in South Korea and India, as well as several award-winning domestic landscape architecture and public art projects. Her diverse portfolio encompasses public parks and plazas, children’s outdoor spaces, healthcare gardens, zoos and wildlife habitats, constructed wetlands, waterscapes in addition to academic and corporate campus planning and design. These projects received many awards, including three from the Society of Landscape Architects and four from the American Institute of Architects.
 
Hope was on the finalist team for “Shaping the New American Waterfront International Competition” hosted by the Memphis Riverfront Development Corporation in 2003. She also served as the lead landscape architect on the winning team for the 2006 national Arverne East Oceanfront Sustainable Development Competition hosted by New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development. In 2011, Ms. Rising was selected by the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services to be a 1% Green recipient for two green street demonstration projects in Portland. During the same year, Public Art St. Paul and St. Paul Design Center selected her as a national winner for its Cultural Star project. Most recently, she was tied with the international winner for the Union Colony Civic Center Water Feature and Public Art Project in Greeley, CO.
Most recently, Dr. Rising invented a participatory planning and design framework for future-proofing cities with consensus-based solutions for sea level rise, flooding, and drought. This approach has been tested in Seattle, San Francisco, Richmond, CA, and Houston and is being adopted for use in Venice and Florence, Italy. Prior to joining Texas A&M University as an Assistant Professor, Hope has taught at the University of Michigan, University of Oregon, Penn State University, and Washington State University. She founded the Adaptive Water Urbanism Initiative, an integrated program of design, research, education, and engagement for adapting communities to the impacts of climate change. Her work on resilient planning and design as a form of City Beautiful Movement has taken her to a dozen water towns in the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy.
 
 
 
Hope Hui Rising, PHD, ASLA, PLA, LEED AP, ARCSA

Education
Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture, 2015
Master of Landscape Architecture, 2000
Master of Urban Planning, 2000
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
(Minor: Architecture & Planning), 1996
Permaculture Design Certificate, 2017
Certificat de Langue et Civilisation Française, Niveau Supérieur A
Concentration: Urbanism & Modern Art History, 1997
Professional Credentials
    LEED Accredited Professional since 2002
Licensed Landscape Architect since 2004
Certified Healing Garden Designer since 2005
ARCSA Rainwater Harvesting Professional since 2009
Certified Natural Swimming Pool Designer since 2012
Professional Affiliations
  Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Board (CLARB)
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)
Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA)
Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)
Service
ASLA Water Conservation PPN Co-Chair 2015
EDRA Workshop Committee Co-Chair 2014
Evaluator, Portland Development Corporation, 2012
Deputy Secretary General, IGEA, 2010
Potomac Chapter ASLA Executive Committee, 2004
Potomac Chapter ASLA Communication Committee Co-Chair 2003
 Teaching  
Principle of Urban Design
Future-Proofing Houston GeoDesign Studio
Water Urbanism Seminar
Landscape Ecology Design Studio
Professional Practice
Landscape Architecture Terminal Studio
Urban Design Terminal Studio
Intermediate Design Studio
Transformative Spaces
Site Planning and Engineering