who we are

Ernest C. Wong, ASLA, APA
The founder and Principal of Site Design Group, Ltd., Ernest C. Wong has been instrumental in the development of both the firm and the landscape architecture profession in the city of Chicago.

In managing the landscape architecture and urban design firm for over 20 years, the firm has grown to twelve professionals, including licensed landscape architects, planners and architects. Under his direction, the firm has been successful in establishing a reputation for providing creative design, thoughtful solutions and detailed projects in the urban fabric.

Along with writing articles and professional speaking engagements, he currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Chinese American Service League, and is an esteemed Juror for the prestigious Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design and the Newhouse Architecture Award.

His participation in numerous civic groups and the American Society of Landscape Architects is a testament to his commitment to the profession and community. Ernest continues to strive for excellence, while mentoring and encouraging others to succeed.

Ernie is trying to keep up with his sonsí accomplishments in piano and volleyball, while finishing the renovation of a sustainable residence in the DePaul neighborhood.

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 1985, Michigan State University

Licensed Landscape Architect (IL), #157000818 since 1992

Professional Affiliations
Commission on Chicago Landmarks,
Commissioner Near South Planning Board, Board Member
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design, Juror
Chicago Architecture Foundation, Corporate Member, Program Committee and Newhouse Juror
Lambda Alpha, Member
Urban Land Institute, Member