the design team
Our professional experience ranges from creating small private garden oases to the construction management of mixed-use and public gathering spaces. We believe in the positive effects of having a well-designed, functional, thriving outdoor space. Our passion is connecting people with nature and harmonizing human experiences with the outdoors is our goal.
With a conscientious approach to the both our client’s needs and vision, as well as consideration for the planet, the Studio AB team strives to provide a design experience that is seamless yet exploratory.
With successful planning, collaboration, and thoughtful implementation; the transformation of any plot of earth into a functional, beautiful, resilient place can be achieved!
Principal & Founder of Studio AB
Her passion for the outdoors combined with an innate ability to communicate through drawing led Andrea to the field of landscape design and horticulture, as well as exploration in art and architecture. After graduating in 1999 from Michigan State University she began her career working under the supervision of landscape architects at a large design-build firm in West Michigan. Since relocating to Seattle in 2001, she has gained a variety of experiences working for some of Seattle’s finest design-build firms. In 2010 she launched Studio AB in the Ballard neighborhood; the first project- a collaboration design for iconic monuments in the landscape for the Woodland Park Zoo. Studio AB has evolved to service homeowners, contractors, developers, architects, and business owners.
Christina moved in 2009 from Vienna, Austria to Seattle. She earned a master in Architecture from the Technical University in Vienna and holds a college degree in Landscape and Garden Design. Her passion for gardens and plants started as a teenager working in the local nursery and took her to work in London, Scotland, Austria and now in Seattle.
She has proficiency drafting in Auto CAD, rendering in Sketch up, and frequently assists with site assessment and mapping.
If Christina is not working at the office she creates and designs with traditional Austrian fabric, or you find her exploring the North West with her family.
Collaboration with other disciplines and design professionals is essential. Together we can provide design solutions that are comprehensive yet refined.
Studio AB takes pride in collaborating with local design-build firms, contractors, developers, plant brokers, and landscape architects to ensure our clients have a seamless transition from concept to completion. By building strong relationships we can better serve a more diverse clientele.
“Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.”
—Oliver Wendell Holmes