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Theodore Hoerr

Founding Principal

Theodore Hoerr is a licensed landscape architect and urban designer who has led the design and implementation of a diverse range of projects in North and South America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, ranging from large-scale urban strategies reshaping the future of cities to small-scale landscapes emphasizing the craft of building. His professional and academic work explores how the temporal dynamics of landscape create new emergent forms and experiences synthesizing culture, nature, and the built environment.  He received his Masters in Urban Design with distinction (MLAUD) and Masters in Landscape Architecture (MLA II) from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Theodore currently teaches in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Previous to founding Terrain Work Theodore worked in several leading international design practices. He was most recently a Principal at Balmori Associates in New York City where he led the design of projects like a winning proposal for MoMA PS1’s Rockaway Call for Ideas in Queens, New York, mixed-used large scale urban projects in Bogota, Colombia, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and an award-winning master plan for the University of Iowa Art Campus.  Prior to this Theodore was a Senior Associate at EDAW/AECOM where he led the design of projects like the Arcapita Headquarters in Manama, Bahrain and the Umstead Hotel, in Cary, North Carolina and a designer at Richard Haag Associates in Seattle, Washington.

Haemee Han

Senior Designer

Haemee Han is a Senior Designer at Terrain Work where she is currently serving as the project leader for The Hudson Commons at 441 9th Avenue in New York City, a new  master plan for the Wheels O’ Time Museum in Peoria, Illinois, and several residential gardens.  Haemee holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Prior to joining Terrain Work, Haemee was a senior designer at Hargreaves Associates in New York City, where she served as project lead for the Juilliard School in Tianjin, China, in collaboration with Diller Scofi­dio + Renfro.  She has also worked at James Corner Field Operations for several years, collaborating on internationally known projects, such as the Dachong Redevelopment in China, Earls Court Development in London and Chicago's Navy Pier. Prior to this, Haemee was a design associate at Mikyoung Kim Design where she completed designs that ranged in scale from public installations to commercial plazas.

Ziqing Chen


Ziqing Chen is a designer at Terrain Work.   Ziqing received a Master of Landscape Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design, where her thesis examined the effects of climate change on urbanization patterns in Queens, NY.   Ziqing completed her Bachelor of Agronomy from China Agriculture University majoring in Horticulture.  Her undergraduate studies focused on the cultivation and maintenance of floral species in agricultural landscapes.  

Prior to joining Terrain Work Ziqing worked as a design intern at Future Green Studio in Brooklyn where she worked on a wide range of projects including mixed-use developments, civic parks, plazas, and residential estates.