Gandong Cai is a landscape architect and urbanist working at theory and practice. He holds a Master in Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), and is working at Sasaki Associates, Boston, where he focuses on landscape analysis, planning and design for both urban and rural areas globally. In parallel, he serves as column host, writer and editor of Guangdong Landscape Architecture journal, in which he interviews scholars and writes essays on the topic of the relationship between planetarization and locality.

Gandong’s recent works include Big Apple, Small Plug-In (2020, top winner proposal for the Pandemic International Ideas Competition), From Eliminating to Elevating: Tokyo Loneliness Tree Hole Plan (2019, 1st-prize winning proposal for the Eliminate Loneliness International Competition), and The Gaians (2018, Honorable Mentions, Iconoclast Design Competition).

 

He co-curated the exhibition “Urban Underspace: On Transparency and Occupancy” at Shenzhen MoCAPE (2018) which demonstrated his research work on urban environment. His works and researches are published on journals and platforms include the Nakhara, Landscape Architecture Frontiers, Guangdong Landscape Architecture, LA+, LAM, Archdaily, KooZArch and Gooood.

My Resume

STORIES.

 

MY TIMELINE IN THE FIELD
since July 2017
SASAKI ASSOCIATE.
LANDSCAPE DESIGNER
2015 - 2017
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN,
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
MASTER IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Now I am working at Sasaki Associate. as a landscape designer and urban designer, focusing on domestic and international design projets. 
2011 - 2014
PALM DESIGN CO.LTD.
In GSD my main focus was on Landscape Urbanism and Projective Ecologies, used cutting-edge landscape and urban theory as well as tools to solve the emerging complex design projects related to social, political and cultural issues. 
LANDSCAPE DESIGNER
2007 - 2011
SOUTH CHINA AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITTY
After Graduated from SCAU, I joined the second largest landscape firm in China at that time as an entry landscape designer. 
BACHELOR OF AGRICULTURE
I spent four years studied Landscape Architecture in the College of Forestry in South China Agricultural University. 

appROACHES.

 

MY SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES.
DESIGN
RHINO
85
SKETCH UP
90
AUTOCAD
PHOTOSHOP
INDESIGN
85
95
90
ILLUSTRATOR
90
ARCGIS
AFTER EFFECT
85
80
MUSIC \ ILLUSTRATION
COOL EDIT
SAI
90
85
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