Though she already held a BA in Psychology, Abby’s time spent working in a Wilderness Therapy program for adjudicated youth in the Colorado Mountains heavily influenced her decision to pursue a different career path. After witnessing the close relationship between her students’ environment and behavior on this backpacking excursion, she went on to earn a MLA from Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University. Prior to moving to Chicago and joining Hoerr Schaudt, Abby most recently worked on large, commercial projects in Ohio, including the City of Columbus Short North Streetscape Improvements and The Ohio State University Pomerene and Oxley Hall Renovations.
Today, Abby implements a holistic and sustainable approach to design what she calls “continuous outdoor spaces,” which blur the line between the constructed and natural. She is passionate about finding socially, economically, and ecologically conscious ways to make a positive impact on human behavior at the individual and group level. In her spare time, Abby enjoys long distance running (especially along the lakeshore trails) and yoga. She is also learning to flat-pick, a guitar technique found in bluegrass music.