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Join your friends at SF Parks Alliance for a playful discussion with Julia and Ed – founders of APE Studio.

  • Friday, September 27, noon to 1PM at SFPA Headquarters (enter on Moss)
  • Light refreshments

APE Studio and SFPA and SF Rec and Park are renovating Panhandle Playground through the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative.

APE Studio creates play spaces where children feel free, where families feel at home, and where communities come together.


Meet the Founders:

Julia Rousakis

Co-founder of APE Studio after more than a decade of work with Richter Spielgeräte on projects throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and sites in Canada. A native of Houston, Julia enjoyed a free-range childhood exploring the playgrounds and bayous of her hometown. As APE Studio’s director of sales and marketing, Julia aims to bring the same opportunities for self-directed play and nature discovery to play spaces across North America. Julia is a former journalist and writer for museums, a two-time graduate of Columbia University, and the parent of two playground enthusiasts.

Ed Miller

Co-founder of APE Studio and serves as the company’s technical director. Ed is also the owner of Corby Associates, a family-owned company started by his grandfather that provides installation and inspection services to school districts and cities. Ed is a leader in the playground field, a board member and the chair elect of the National Playground Contractors Association, and an active a member of the National Park and Recreation Association.