Julianne August-Schmidt

Project Manager


“Good design is a balance and a juxtaposition: city to wilderness, conceptual to mundane”

Julianne grew up in a city (Los Angeles) but vacationed in a tent, traveling and camping often on trips with her family. Her early interface with nature gave her an appreciation of the contrast between indoor and outdoor space. She sees good design as a balance and a juxtaposition: city to wilderness, conceptual to mundane. Her architectural studies and work are diverse. As an undergraduate, Julianne traveled and studied in Scandinavia and Italy where she examined the relationship of city, culture, and craft. After graduating, the University of Washington commissioned her to design and build custom furniture for a new media lab. Julianne went on to work for Eric Cobb Architects in Seattle, where she developed high-end residential and multi-family housing projects. She joined Abramson Teiger Architects in 2013 where she has worked on a 30,000 square foot health club, a 70,000 square foot warehouse conversion to creative office space, and a 34,000 square foot tenant improvement for a new corporate headquarters.


  • BA Architecture – University of Washington
  • MA Architecture – Yale University


  • SPARK Mentor:  working with young women at the start of imagining their futures
  • “Coyote Chair” selected for display at the prestigious International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York City


As a testament to Julianne’s love of the outdoors, she has camped at and hiked nearly every national park west of the Rockies. She loves the outdoors, particularly the fringes of cities, despite being in the business of adding to the built world.


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