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Jesse Shan

Jesse Shan



Jesse has a background in Urban Design and Planning, which, combined with his passion for plants, has led him to Landscape Architecture. Jesse is interested in Landscape Architecture applications in the urban environment with a focus on promoting walkability; he is especially enthusiastic about creating pedestrian spaces in the public realm that will enhance more people’s living experiences. Jesse’s previous work in Chongqing, China, included researching and exploring the methodology of quantitative analysis on the interrelations between walkability and urban form. Jesse’s capstone research for his graduate study at the University of Washington concentrated on design strategies for a pedestrian-oriented transit core in a neighborhood at risk of gentrification, which were applied in the community-led visioning process for the South Graham Link Light Rail Station in southern Seattle.


University of Washington, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2018
Chongqing University, Master of Urban Planning, 2016
Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Bachelor of Engineering in Urban Design and Planning, 2013


LEED AP BD+C, US Green Building Council


American Society of Landscape Architects, Associate Member, 2017-Present
Graduate Student Instructor, University of Washington, 2018

Passions: Exploring Seattle’s abundant parks on his feet, on the precious sunny days, with a camera or a sketchbook. You might also find Jesse in his kitchen, practicing his baking skills.

selected projects+

Sound Transit Federal Way Link Extension DB Pursuit | WA
Tukwila Justice Center | Tukwila, WA
Seattle Center Arena | Seattle, WA
Bellevue Fire Station 5 & 10 | Bellevue, WA
Kerby/Albina Municipal Service Center | Portland, OR