Founded in 1990, site design group, ltd. (site) is an award-winning landscape architecture, urban design, and architecture firm based in Chicago, Illinois. The firm is recognized for its ability to visualize and communicate innovative design concepts and spatial experiences throughout the design process. They provide professional design services to architects, engineers, municipalities, corporations, and institutions throughout Chicago, the United States, and Asia. As the founding Principal and President of Site Design Group, Ltd., Ernest C. Wong has been instrumental in the success of the firm and the landscape architecture and urban design profession in the City of Chicago.
Ernie serves on the board of numerous public service organizations and professional juries including the Chinese American Service League, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Student Conservation Association, and the Near South Planning Board. Ernie also served on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago Landmarks and Cultural Affairs Commissions, and was named the “2010 Chicagoan of the Year” by the Chicago Tribune, as well as the 2012 Chicago Friends of the Parks honoree. In 2013, Ernie was elevated to the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows for his exceptional leadership, extensive community service, and outreach work. He received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University.