ERICA CHRISTENSON , PLA ASLA DIRECTOR
Erica is a landscape architect and director for the studio. As an experienced designer and project manager, she oversees studio-wide quality assurance and facilitates interdisciplinary design solutions. She has led many different types and scales of projects and is recognized for her ability to manage complex processes in a collaborative manner. Erica worked closely with Ross Altheimer during their time together at HGA Architects and Engineers, realizing significant projects such as Surly Destination Brewery, American Swedish Institute Expansion, and the Macalester Fine Arts Complex.
Erica is passionate about mentoring and design activism. She is currently serving a 3-year term on the Design Student and Alumni Board at the University of Minnesota College of Design. She received a BS in conservation biology from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and a MLA from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.