Discipline: Architecture – design

Zaneta Hong

Discipline: Architecture – design
Region: Charlottesville, VA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2018

Zaneta Hong is an assistant professor in landscape architecture at the University of Virginia, where she teaches interdisciplinary courses in material ecologies and information-based digital practices. Her research has appeared in numerous publications, including Innovations in Landscape Architecture, Living Systems: Innovative Materials & Technologies for Landscape Architecture, International Journal of Interior Architecture & Spatial Design, Journal of Landscape Architecture, and Landscape Architecture Magazine. In addition to teaching, Zaneta is the co-director of META-field | beta-field and design principal for GA Collaborative.

META-field | beta-field is a research lab focused on procedural design processes, and their implications on emerging technologies, material culture, and the built environment. The lab engages in interdisciplinary collaborations, experimental and performative work, and materials research and prototyping.

GA Collaborative is a design-oriented non-profit organization focused on the design and strategic implementation of culturally specific architecture and landscape design, with projects in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Nepal, and the United States.



Zaneta Hong worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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