Christine Brill, AIA - Principal

Christine is a licensed architect with experience in urban design, landscape architecture and community planning. She is involved in all aspects of the firm's work and leads most of the firm's building-related projects. While at Pfaffmann + Associates, Christine worked on urban design projects and new office buildings for Nova Chemicals and Alcoa's US Business Service Center. She was project manager for renovations to the Homewood branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, which restored integrity to the building and led to a dramatic increase in circulation. As an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon's School of Architecture, Christine's design studios combined architecture with landscape design. She has also participated in research projects at the School's Remaking Cities Institute. Christine is a past member of Pittsburgh City Planning's Contextual Design Advisory Panel (CDAP) and was as an independent consultant to the Design Center of Pittsburgh. As a volunteer she is currently working with other Tree Tenders to complete Lawrenceville's Tree Park and helping to advance the creation of a master plan for Pittsburgh's historic Arsenal Park. Christine was born in New York City and received degrees from Carnegie Mellon University (BArch) and The Pennsylvania State University (MLA).

Studio for Spatial Practice Alumni:
Bruce Chan
Nick Liadis
Ozge Diler
Safiya Hodari
Liam Lowe
Patrick Schnell

Jonathan Kline - Principal
Urban Design + Art

Jonathan Kline is an urban designer who's work focuses on advancing the form and culture of cities. Jonathan's work ranges from guiding the creation of mixed-use developments integrated with transit, to planning for complex urban neighborhoods, to imaging how to transform urban mobility. Previously Kline worked with Urban Design Associates on neighborhood master-planning projects in cities around the United States. Through over a decade of teaching and research as an Associate Studio Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Jonathan has explored the future of cities more speculatively. In the Urban Laboratory his students explore possibilities for Pittsburgh, and his Master of Urban Design students speculate on how to make growing international cities more sustainable. He has also worked on research projects at the Remaking Cities Institute and the Studio for Creative Inquiry. As a volunteer he is part of the Riverlife Riverfront Design Committee. Jonathan is also a trained artist, creating paintings and drawing that visualize the spatial and social networks of cities. Jonathan was born in Pittsburgh and received degrees from Carnegie Mellon University (BArch) and and The Pennsylvania State University (MFA Painting & Drawing).

Jen Gallagher, LEED AP - Principal
Landscape Architecture

Jen is a registered landscape architect in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and LEED accredited professional. Originally trained in architecture and urban design, her transition into landscape architecture grew out of her interest in the relationship of structure and motion in the natural and built environment as witnessed through the lens of design. Previously Jen worked with LaQuatra Bonci Associates on projects in the United Kingdom, India and throughout the United States. Jen's dedication to sustainable landscapes, is evident in her various LEED accredited projects including her work on the Environmental Center at Frick Park, a project pursuing the Living Building Challenge. As an Adjunct Assistant Professor she has taught third year architecture studio at Carnegie Mellon University as well as Architecture Summer Camp at the University of Notre Dame. Early in her career Jen studied urban design with a research fellowship to St. Petersburg through the Prince of Wales Foundation for the Built Environment. She also teaches regular folkloric dance classes and workshops and is the founder of the annual dance festival in Pittsburgh. Jen was born in Pittsburgh, PA and received her degree from the University of Notre Dame (BArch).