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 is a licensed landscape architect in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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 2017, the Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects granted the Award of Honor to Grounded LLC in Residential Design for the project Bridge House: Spanning Generations.
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.
With over 17 years in the field of landscape architecture, Jenny Cox has worked at all project scales from urban planning, academic and educational environments, community master-planning and design, to carefully detailing private residences. Jenny’s background includes significant campus and master site planning work including project management for the Washington and Lee Campus Master Plan, Lenawee Michigan Integrated School District Sustainability Plan, and the Rockefeller Park Master Plan Study, which won an ASLA honor award in 2009. She has worked on residences in Florida, South Carolina, Maine, Cape Cod, and throughout Virginia, including the Bridge House with Grounded, which won a Virginia ASLA Honor Award in 2017.
Jenny loves the integration of site systems--planting, circulation, landform, and the less tangible qualities that comprise a site's essence and make it a wonderful place. Jenny has volunteered extensively with City Schoolyard Garden and the International Rescue Committee's New Roots Garden which both provide communities with outdoor productive space.
Jenny's background includes a bachelor of arts in anthropology from Wake Forest University and a master's of landscape architecture from the University of Virginia. Jenny is a registered landscape architect in the state of Virginia.
Gabrielle joined Grounded LLC after several years in the Southwest and is excited to get to know her new Piedmont home. She comes most recently from Tucson, Arizona, where she completed her Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona. She then worked at a large corporate-focused landscape architecture firm as a project manager before relocating to the east coast to be closer to family. She enjoyed living in the desert but missed ferns, mosses and shifting seasons.
Gabrielle especially appreciates designing with native plants. She also feels strongly about designing for alternative modes of transportation and is an enthusiastic pedestrian or bicycle commuter whenever possible.
Gabrielle was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar from 2012-2014 and has an undergraduate degree in Earth Science from Wesleyan University. She enjoys hiking with her husband, Brian, spending time with her horse, Calvin, and trying out different breweries and vineyards around town.
Grounded offers services ranging from hourly site consultation and conceptual sketches to full-service master planning, construction document packages and project construction oversight.