Fruit Studio is a landscape practice directed by Ian Quate, who is a designer based in Asheville, North Carolina.



Before moving to North Carolina Ian worked with Nelson Byrd Woltz landscape architects in New York City, designing landscape masterplans and constructed works across the United States and New Zealand.


Overlook, 2013-2018

Integrating historical documents from Roxi Thoren at the University of Oregon, a 15 scientist biological survey with the SUNY-ESF, and agricultural recommendations from Zach Wolf farming consultant, NBWLA created the formwork of an ongoing project for the Fuller Center for Productive Landscapes.
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NBWLA team: Thomas Woltz, Jeffrey Longhenry, Jeremy Jordan, John Ridenour, Maggie Hanson, Ian Quate

North Brooklyn Farms, 2014-2019

Working closely with NBFarms founder Henry Sweets, NBWLA organized the arrival, lawn, farm and container offices into a cohesive and storied Brooklyn destination.
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New York City
NBWLA team: Thomas Woltz, Paul Appleton, Ian Quate

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With Other-Fields, a collaboration between Ian Quate and Colleen Tuite, Ian has published in architectural journals with Princeton University, UVA, UC Berkeley, and City College in New York, and created installations in New York City and San Francisco, CA.


Pidgin (Issue 22), 2017

Princeton University School of Architecture

GROUND UP (Issue 05), 2016

Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning
University of California Berkeley
Ground Up Journal

PLOT (Vol. 5), 2016

Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
The City College of New York PLOT

MANIFEST (Issue #2), 2015

A Journal of the Americas

LUNCH (Vol. 10), 2015

School of Architecture at the University of Virginia

MANIFEST (Issue #1), 2013

A Journal of the Americas
Full text: Field Transmissions from West Texas — Manifest