YOUR ABLA TEAM
A Culture Built on Collaboration
At ABLA, we bring everything we have to every project. It’s easy for us to be passionate about what we do because we believe in what we do. Our work is meaningful, and it impacts people’s lives—from the infrastructure of a masterplanned community to the layout of a playground. For us, there is no project too big or too small. This is what we live and breathe, and we are inspired by it all.
Meet your Team
With 20 years of passion and continued perseverance in the landscape architecture industry, Chris’ work includes the design and implementation of ecologically and socially inspiring spaces across a range of project sizes including top-selling master-planned communities, mixed-use developments, municipal parks, association parks, recreation trails, and streetscapes.
Chris is passionate about design solutions that are responsive to site constraints, drawing on his technical experience as well as communication with the project team to develop an impactful and lasting landscape project.
Chris’ personal drive and motivation makes it challenging for him to step away from his passion of landscape architecture. When he does get away, he enjoys an active lifestyle including spending time with his wife, playing with his rescued Stafford pup, attending concerts, mountain biking, hiking and vacationing in Summit County, Colorado.
Outside of work, Paula continues to practice her storytelling as the game master of several table-top roleplaying games, as well as miniature painting, watercolors, and a passion for 3d design and printing.
Nicholas’ interest in art, nature, and construction led him to pursue his Masters of Landscape Architecture at Arizona State University. He is excited by the idea that quality landscape design can emphasize the unique attributes of a place while also making it more enjoyable and functional. In his free time, Nicholas enjoys watching motorsports, learning, reading, and relaxing with friends and family.
Outside of work Manuel is a Father of three amazing young children where he focuses most of his time and energy. Manuel also enjoys playing video games, watching sports while becoming fully immersed in the action along side his son and most of all creating works of art from a blank canvas.