As an architect and artist, Annette has an innate drive to bring order from chaos, while also embracing the need to dream in order to materialize a meaningful vision. These seemingly opposing skills help to realize projects that thrive.
Sensitive to how objects and our environments affect our emotions, her work focuses on experiences discoverable over time, to inspire engagement, ownership and transformation of both the artwork and the viewer over the span of the project.
A common thread with Annette’s work is to heighten multisensory connection and uplift emotion. She has created pieces for clients as diverse as Genentech, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Stanford University, and Seattle Children’s Research Institute.
With a desire to expand community-building through art and design, Annette founded Urban Shrine, a collective of socially engaged participatory art projects weaving myth with modern emotional challenges, such as grief, comfort, inadequacy and hope.
Annette has had the honor of working on award-winning projects with clients who are leaders in their industries, passionate about what they do, and who strive to improve our world on a global scale. They include Stanford University, University of San Francisco, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Genentech, Singapore Changi Airport and even the beloved, late Bay Area Feng Shui master, Liu Ming.
She is a licensed architect in California, an NCIDQ certified interior designer, LEED AP ID&C, and a member of IIDA.