Mengting Ge

Ph.D. Student, Graduate Assistant

121 Burruss Hall (122J)
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


  • Design visualization
  • Augmented reality technology in landscape design
  • Design communication
  • Collaborative design and Geodesign
  • Ecological landscape planning

Mengting Ge is a second-year Ph.D. student in Architecture and Design Research (landscape track) at Virginia Tech. She is also a landscape designer in China. Mengting got her bachelor’s degree in Engineering at Tongji University in China and her master’s degree in landscape architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Before starting her postgraduate study at Virginia Tech, Mengting worked as a landscape designer in AECOM and Sasaki Associate in New York and Boston, where she participated in many big landscape planning projects around the world. Those academic and practical experiences inspired her research interests in design visualization and communication, which play significant roles in design and planning practice. Mengting’s Ph.D. research will focus on the augmented reality technology utilized in landscape design communication and its effect assessment. Besides, she also did research on design communication strategy and geospatial analysis of landscape planning. Furthermore, Mengting is the landscape design and research director of ZDG Co., Ltd in China, where she leads landscape-related practice and research.


Ph.D., Current. Architecture and Design Research/Landscape Architecture track, Virginia Tech.
MLA, 2018. Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
BA, 2016. Engineering (Landscape Architecture direction), Tongji University.