ScenesLab LLC is a design collective dedicated to placemaking. Through research and experimentation, we examine the responsibilities, explore the possibilities, and push the boundaries of design in the built world while dedicating a responsive attitude towards our environment. Working with creatives and experts across the field, we seek a balance between nature, space, and people. Grounded in a human-centered approach and interdisciplinary practice, ScenesLab is determined to bring visionary projects to life.
Wendy Yifei Wang, PLA is the founder and director of ScenesLab. With a worldly mindset rooted in her global upbringing, Wendy is a landscape architect working between urbanism and details.
Passionate about creating spaces that reflect cultural identities, Wendy uses landscape as the primary medium to enhance site characteristics and imagine cities' futures. Wendy works hand in hand with planners, architects, and engineers, taking projects from the planning phase through concept design and construction. Wendy has collaborated with award-winning designers across the field, such as Aziza Chaouni Projects and HECTOR to name a few. Her projects have taken her on journeys across different regions of the world, ranging from cultural studies in Morocco to designing inclusive open spaces for immigrant and refugee communities in Philadelphia. The Bridge X project was selected as one of the three finalists for the Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge competition initiated by the Van Alen Institue and the New York City Council and came in second place during the public voting process. Meanwhile, she is also working with Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and Zhejiang University on a cross-disciplinary research project investigating the relationship between landscape, design, and individual well-being. Prior to ScenesLab, she worked for leading design firms such as Sasaki Associates and Reed Hilderbrand, executing complex projects that span multiple scales in both the United States and China.
Wendy's work has been featured in publications such as Urban Infill and the GSD Platform Series. Projects in which Wendy has played significant roles have been recognized by the ASLA, BSLA, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, and various other organizations. Wendy received her Master in Landscape Architecture from the GSD. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture with Distinction from Purdue University, where she was awarded the ASLA Indiana Chapter Merit Certificate and honored as the University Olmsted Scholar upon graduation. She is currently practicing in Boston, Massachusetts while teaching at the Boston Architectural College.
Wendy is an enthusiast of art, film, fashion, travel, and food.
汪怡斐于2007-2014年间，分别毕业于普渡大学和哈佛设计学院。荣获景观设计“杰出本科”与硕士学位后，曾任职于国际知名设计事务所Sasaki Associates与Reed Hilderbrand，涉足校园规划、滨水改造以及城市更新等多种项目类型的不同阶段的设计与管理工作。期间她与建筑师、工程师以及植物生态学家等合作默契，成效显著。她8年来潜心景观规划设计，主持并参与管理多项综合性开发及生态规划项目的设计与细化，她积累了丰富的中美两地实践经验。生于青岛，长在杭州，放眼全球，情归本土，扎根设计的情怀与力量， 让她倾心用设计理念诠释人文价值，丰富空间体验，提高生活质量，尤其2020年主持的纽约布鲁克林桥改造项目，与知名设计事务所BIG等一并入围前三甲的竞争，在大众公投中被票选为第二喜爱的方案。
目前，她任教于Boston Architectural College，并成立了设计研究合作社ScenesLab，意在研究与实践的结合，提升景观在城市更新与规划设计中的价值体现，建造" 源于生活, 释放生活, 归于生活"与城市一同成长的公共空间。
Cy Chengzhe Zhang is a multidisciplinary designer and urban strategist.
Cy is invested in placemaking processes that reflect strong cultural identities and a sense of community. He believes design values and creative methods should be emphasized during decision-making processes for cities.
Cy built his experiences working on large scale urban projects with AECOM, SWA Group, and InVisibleCities, where he developed strong data-driven analytical and planning skills. He was a lead designer of Shimizu Corporation Field Four Design Office’s proposal for Tokyo Roppongi Driverless City Architecture and Urban Design Competition. While working at Arrowstreet Inc, Cy directed and led the effort and data visualization of “City of Millennial, Data-Driven Urban Density”, a research project focusing on student influx’s impacts on Boston rent prices.
His independent research projects have been recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architecture national(ASLA) and local (BSLA) chapters. Bloom! A Dynamic Landscape Biological System won the National ASLA Student Honor Award of Analysis and Planning in 2018. This project aspires to explore how problematic levels of algae in waterways might be addressed through innovative landscape design strategies that move beyond reductive engineered solutions to productive spatial agents within urban environments. Oasis+ Productive Settlement 2030 took home the BSLA Merit Award for Student Work in 2019. He was also the co-editor of the “Alternative Futures for Al-`Ula, Saudi Arabia” studio publication. His design work has been featured in various publications of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Cy graduated from Tunghai University with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, with distinction. He holds a dual degree of Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Urban Design from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Cy is an amateur drone pilot. He enjoys reading and watching films of all genres in his free time.