Martin Schuchert has a degree in architecture from the Kunsthochschule in Hamburg, Germany (Dipl Ing. Arch 1996). He began his zoo design career with an architect in Germany. In 1998 he moved to the U.S. and worked as an exhibit designer with a rockwork design and fabrication company, and then for a nationally known zoo design firm. He started wild-design in 2001 and continues to work in both Europe and the United States.
Laura Hamilton has degrees in architecture
(BArch 1991; University of Kansas) and
landscape architecture (MLA 2004; Penn State
University), and studied illustration (1994-6;
Fachhochschule für Gestaltung, Hamburg). She
has worked with zoo designers in the U.S. and
Germany. She joined wild-design in 2004.