Raised on a dairy farm and now living on a pig farm, architect Krista Hulshof approaches projects with a practical mentality and hard work ethic. She also brings the benefits of good planning and design. Hulshof is "raising rural" by telling your story through good design and architecture. Owner and "agritect" at VELD architect, she is passionate about helping clients jump through the hoops necessary to achieve their goals in agritourism and bringing memorable experiences to their visitors. Able to design around all things that elevate rural Ontario and agriculture, her specialties include rural design, agriculture design, sustainable building and siting, contemporary design, reclaimed and adaptive reuse of buildings especially barn conversions. She believes in meeting the unique needs of each client, working within an established budget, creating sustainable and green design, and that "good design is good business."