As the owner and founding principal of Grounded, Anna Boeschenstein combines 18-years of experience with an affinity for art and design. Anna started Grounded to pursue the finely-crafted details that appeal to her aesthetic background in art, art history and biology. She loves working closely with her clients, uncovering their tastes and realizing their desires in transformative site design.
Anna received her master's degree in landscape architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and her bachelor of art in visual arts from Brown University. Anna worked with both landscape and architecture firms in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Aspen, Colorado and Charlottesville, Virginia. Her previous work experience ranges from high-end residential, to equestrian facilities, master planning and public parks. Anna has also taught art classes at Colorado Mountain College in experimental media and drawing and continues to paint and draw as part of her process.
Anna's work has been featured in many shelter magazines including Dwell, Metropolitan Home, Luxe, Colorado Home and Lifestyles, Abode and has been included as a chapter in the book Wooden Landscapes.
In her spare time, Anna enjoys working on her small farm in Esmont, Virginia with her husband, Jesse, and their twins, Henry and Charlotte. They share their household with two dogs: Mathilda and Stanley, two horses: Bernie and Peppy, and two cats: Archie and Tito. Apparently everything is better in pairs.
Qiaoxia Qiu joined Grounded in January 2017 after completing her master’s degree in landscape architecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. July, as she likes her American friends to call her, moved to the U.S. after earning her Bachelor of Agronomy in Landscape Gardening in Zhejiang University in China in 2013. She is interested in GIS data collecting and mapping as well as digital simulation of natural process. July has seven years of experience in landscape architecture at varying project scales, ranging from green infrastructure planning to urban landscapes as well as residential design. She also worked as a teaching assistant for a global sustainability class while in graduate school. Her work has been displayed internationally in several exhibitions in Baltimore, US and Delhi, India.
In her off hours, July enjoys running, reading and photography.
Grounded offers services ranging from hourly site consultation and conceptual sketches to full-service master planning, construction document packages and project construction oversight.