Zaneta Hong, Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, is the recipient of the Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship in Landscape Architecture for the 2013-2014 academic year. The Fellowship is awarded competitively on an annual basis, and is intended to recognize and foster emerging design educators whose work embodies the potentials for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm. A jury comprised of leading figures from the Harvard GSD faculty took part in the selection process. The Daniel Urban Kiley Fellowship builds upon the GSD’s history of pedagogic innovation as well as the Department of Landscape Architecture’s century of leadership in landscape education.
Zaneta is Partner and Design Principal at Beta-field, a research and experimental design firm. She is also Partner and Design Principal at GA Collaborative which is a multidisciplinary international design and planning non–profit organization. Zaneta was formerly Lecturer in Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia, and the Materials Lab Curator at the University of Texas, Austin School of Architecture. During her time at UT Austin, she initiated, designed and developed the online materials website and database along with the Advanced Materials Research Lab and Gallery. Zaneta has also worked for the Harvard Materials Collection, beginning the initial research landscape architecture-related material systems and technologies. Her research has appeared in numerous publications including Living Systems: Innovative Materials and Technologies for Landscape Architecture, Material Design: Information Architecture by Materiality, and Landscape Architecture Magazine.
Zaneta attended Cornell University before completing her Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her Master in Landscape Architecture degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.