Jingpeng Gu, PLA, LEED AP



Jingpeng Gu joined Mahan Rykiel in 2003 and has set a new standard for design excellence in a broad range of project sectors including housing, hospitality, mixed use, parks, urban design and streetscape, and corporate landscape design. 

With a dural degree of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Peng brings a truly unique perspective to landscape architectural design with a greater understanding of the relationship between buildings and their surrounding spaces.  Peng believes that landscape architecture is not only a way of resolving space but also a way of creating relationships between people and nature, and among ourselves. Her passion is to build spaces that are sustainable, functional, beautiful, and inspiring; landscapes that can live and breathe with people and be a part of their lives.

With more than 15 years of experience, Peng has delivered numerous thoughtful, award-winning projects. These projects have become great assets to the community and continue to serve as places for people to celebrate their unique natural environment and rich cultural heritage. 

Highlighted Work

Peng Gu, Associate Principal
Executive Vice President
Cathy Snellinger, Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Vice President/CFO
Planning Director
Mark Pelusi, Associate Principal
Operations Director
Matt Renauld, PLA Associate Principal
Design Director
Ken Schmidt, PLA, ASLA
Isaac Hametz, Research Director
Research Director
Maurice Blow, CADD Technician
Terry Burns, Senior Associate
Senior Associate
Jason Castillo, PLA, Associate Principal
Associate Principal
Ben Chronister
Landscape Designer
Jeff Dube, Landscape Designer
Landscape Designer
Environmental Specialist
Landscape Designer
Michael Humes, PLA Associate Principal
Rudraksha Jhaveri, Associate
Senior Technical Lead
Associate Principal
Steve Kelly, Associate Principal
Associate Principal
Elaine Ku, Landscape Designer
Landscape Designer
Amina Mohamed, Landscape Designer
Landscape Designer
Landscape Designer
James Sink, Landscape Architect
Landscape Designer
JoAnn Trach Tongson, PLA, LEED AP BD+C,
Associate Principal
Shihua Wang, Landscape Designer
Landscape Designer
Office Manager
Bryan Dunn, Communications Director
Communications Director
Cynthia Fraser
Marketing Director
Lucy Hill, Contract Administrator
Contract Administrator