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Hannah Schmitz joined Studio Outside in June of 2018 as a Landscape Designer and a recent graduate of Iowa State University. During her time at Iowa State, Hannah was able to explore a wide range of landscapes through a semester long traveling studio, which visited both the Northwestern and Southeastern parts of the United States. She also had the opportunity to study abroad in Newcastle, Australia, where she enjoyed traveling along the country’s coast and immersing herself in the Australian culture.

During her time at school, Hannah worked on a program called Community Visioning. This program creates conceptual master plans for small town communities across Iowa using local research and community engagement. These master plans included projects such as streetscapes, parks, and stormwater management plans, to name a few. Having come from a small town in Iowa herself, Hannah was excited to help emulate a community’s values and identity to their local landscape.

Outside of work, Hannah enjoys going to the lake, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, sand volleyball, and exploring all that Dallas has to offer with family and friends.