JOE STURGES | PRINCIPAL | JOE@GSLASTUDIO.COM
Joe has a broad background in multidisciplinary design and art making, with work ranging from discreet sculptural objects to large scale urban projects. Joe brings a strong engagement with the temporal experience of a site and its context to his work. This point of view has allowed for broad participation with the various stakeholders of each project. Joe’s strong visual communication skills and high detail and construction standards have led to several precedent setting projects. Joe has led the landscape design work on significant collaborations with leading architecture firms including Gehry Partners, Lorcan O’Herlihy Associates, Johnson Fain, AC Martin, Perkins & Will, and Daly Genik among others. In addition to these collaborations on civic, commercial and residential work, Joe has made a commitment to design education by teaching visual communication and landscape studios to undergraduate and graduate level students at University of Southern California and Otis College of Art and Design.
Joe received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Center College of Design and also attended the University of San Francisco and the Academy of Art College. Joe's professional experience includes working with Nancy Goslee Power and Associates for over a decade as a senior designer and associate, as well as stints at Wiehle Carr Architects and Eric Owen Moss Architects. Joe also founded Temple Designs, a design build practice, as well The Endowment for Experiential Architecture, a 501(c)3 organization to promote the relationship between landscape and the built form.
RYAN GUTIERREZ | PRINCIPAL | RYAN@GSLASTUDIO.COM
Ryan loves the opportunity to work closely with clients to help create beautiful and contextual landscapes that enrich their everyday lives. Creating projects that are sustainable, beautifully detailed and well executed motivates her work. She also brings to all her projects a strong interest in the environmental impacts of design.
Prior to starting GSLA Studio, she worked for the prestigious firms of Nancy Goslee Power & Associates in Santa Monica, CA and Reed Hilderbrand in Cambridge, MA, where she designed numerous projects that have received national recognition. Ryan has served on design juries at a number of educational institutions and teaches graduate level studios at the University of Southern California School of Architecture.
Ryan received her Masters of Landscape Architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and her Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Architecture from Middlebury College. She is a California Registered Landscape Architect.