Mission and story of OUTRA.

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OUTRA is a design studio in Asheville, North Carolina focused on creating spaces and objects with enduring interest. OUTRA provides design services both directly to clients and as a consultant in collaboration with larger design firms.

Laura Evans is the principal designer at OUTRA. She has a broad interest in design, and values the common language among disciplines. Having worked at interdisciplinary design firms in both Brooklyn, NY and Asheville, NC, Laura’s experience includes orchestrating and participating in community-driven design, construction supervision, habitat rehabilitation, historic restoration, interiors, product, and graphic design. Laura received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia.