Sakina Dong, RLA


Designer Sakina Dong joined RDLA in 2019 and holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Boston Architectural College. Previously, she completed a Bachelor of Engineering degree at Wuhan Institute of Design and Sciences in Hubei Province, China. In the summer of 2019, she traveled to Medellin, Colombia, as part of a studio on Social Urbanism with BAC Dean Maria Bellalta. That intensive study exposed her to a range of complex planning issues in a new geographical region and in less familiar landscapes.
Sakina is interested in many areas of design, from large-scale urban planning to small landscape architecture projects; from housing development to plant palettes; from designing spaces outdoors to beautifying bathrooms indoors. She brings to all her work the hope that her creations will shape the way humans and wildlife live, and will help guide growth in the coming decades. As she has strong cognitive empathy with children and is concerned about environmental pollution and the waste of natural resources, one of her goals is to bring not only passion—but also responsibility and strategic design perspectives to any project.
Besides her studies and professional work, Sakina loves traveling and photography.