BETSY BRANDENBURG HURST

With a highest-honors degree in Interior Architecture from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Betsy brings nearly 20 years design experience to her projects. Her early career in San Francisco as a designer for a firm that specialized in high-end hotels earned her a top “30 under 30” designer award.

Since moving to Portland and starting Brandenburg Studios Design in 2005, she has worked to enhance the beauty, function, and livability of homes, not only in Portland but Seattle, San Francisco and the Chicago area as well. Her commitment to professional excellence has led her to maintain an AKBD (Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer) certification from the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

EMMA KURTZ

Emma grew up in a family engrossed in the world of design+build. Though departing from the family business to pursue a BA in History in her early 20s, she maintained a strong connection and love for architecture. Emma went back to school in 2015 in order to fully explore her love of interior design. She is a painter and avid global traveler, inspired by her time in India, Africa, Central America and Europe. She brings her creative aesthetic, love of color and attention to intricate details to each project.