Artist, Designer, Blogger
Owner/Environmental Designer at BREAKurban
A SHORT INTRO
Hello and thanks for reading my blog! I’m Patty Hume, a landscape and environmental Designer based in Los Angeles, California. Patty Hume : GROW is the name of my blog and BREAKurban is the name of my design studio. I’ve been blogging since 2004, originally as a travel diary. Over time is has grown to be so much more than that, with an increased focus on design, home and garden and growing our lives to be more the way we want them to be!
I am originally from the Midwest (Cleveland, Ohio). I’ve been living in California for almost 12 years. My husband, Jonathan, and I live in Echo Park, an historic neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles. I spend a lot of time fixing up our 105 year old Craftsman house, working in my test garden and exploring LA. I am obsessed with plants. I love to travel and I am always planning our next big trip!
THE OFFICIAL BIO
Patty Hume is an artist & designer based in Los Angeles, California. She is the founder and Creative Director of BREAKurban, a environmental design studio focused on graphic/web design, landscape design and place branding.
Originally from the Midwest, Patty received her BFA in Fiber at The Cleveland Institute of Art. She went on to earn to earn a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (MLA) from the University of Pennsylvania. After PENN Patty worked for Margie Ruddick landscape in Germantown, PA as a Landscape Designer on east-coast residential and public projects.
Patty moved to Los Angeles in 2002 and joined the core studio at WET Design. As a Senior Designer at WET she designed and detailed one-of-a-kind water features and master planned the role of water in large city scale projects. During this time she spent a great deal of time in Asia and the Middle East. In 2007 she became Manager of the Design at WET and took over managing a team of architects, landscape designers, industrial designers, choreographers and consultants.
In 2009 Patty founded BREAKurban, a multi-disciplinary design studio in Echo Park, California. She is currently working on a variety of landscape, graphic and multi-media projects. She also consults internationally on fountain projects. Patty is a LEED AP and a member of the ASLA.
Patty spends her free time in her art studio, working in her urban test garden, cooking and traveling. She has traveled to more than 40 countries and recently returned from trips to South America and Indonesia.
Patty has been blogging since 2004, originally at Where in the World is Patty? (whereintheworldispatty.com) and now at this location.
This blog started 9 years ago and has evolved as my life has changed to be what you see today, PATTY HUME : GROW. With two design degrees, a lot of frequent flier miles, and real world experience, my aim is to inspire and share content that my readers can use in their own lives. I believe we all have important knowledge and experiences we can share with others and this is one of the ways I share mine.
THE STUDIO: BREAKurban
BREAKurban, my environmental design studio, was officially launched in 2009. I design and consult on a variety of design projects both locally and internationally. My focus is on creating memorable places and experiences. I am available for concept design for landscapes, destinations, water features world-wide. Locally, I offer full service landscape design services for residential clients on the Eastside of Los Angeles (Echo Park, Silver Lake and nearby). I also work on landscape product development projects and consult/collaborate on a host of other creative projects! There is always something new going on in the studio. For a current list of services or to request a design quote, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of your project.