designer - washington, dc
Kristelle was initially inspired to create green public spaces due to the dense urban setting of her hometown of Beirut. She holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the American University of Beirut, and her thesis focused on activating the under-used spaces beneath vehicular overpasses that crowd downtown Beirut.
Prior to joining GGN, Kristelle worked in Beirut and Miami on projects of various scales including installations, residential gardens, city plazas, and university campuses, and she expanded her knowledge of Mediterranean and tropical plants.
At GGN, she is currently working on the United States New Embassy Compound, Ankara, Turkey and on the supplemental landscape of CityCenterDC’s Palmer Alley. She has also worked on feasibility studies for places where her multi-lingual skills are particularly valuable, such as Nogales, Mexico; Nassau, Bahamas; and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. In parallel, Kristelle’s talent in photography is allowing her to actively document GGN’s projects located in Washington, DC, as well as special moments in the office.
In her spare time she enjoys traveling, playing the ukulele, and dancing tango.