OUR PASSION We are here to make change, to help you focus on the small things while keeping an eye on the greater goals. The right space can help you to be more productive, foster time with your friends and family, or calm you after a stressful day. The theory of Prospect and Refuge is one of creating your most ideal habitat. A place where you feel safe, yet connected to the world. The things you surround yourself with can affect the direction of your life, and we are here to help you shape that direction.

While the big picture is always on our minds, we never underestimate the power of a cozy corner, a reading nook, a simple shelf of memories. These details are opportunities to remind you of who you are, and who you try to be every day. We create sanctuaries, build havens within an exciting world. We'd love to be your guide in bringing balance and wholeness to your space. 


ABOUT US We've been doing this a while. We've helped software startups and boutique fashion retailers, advertising agencies and airbnb's. We love to work with mom-and-pop's, fitness fanatics, and the craftspeople of fine food and beverage. Give us your vision, and let us build you a space that breathes your brand.

We've also been locally and nationally recognized for our residential design work too! Oh boy, we love a complicated home. You know the one - with lots of charm, but a few quirks. The one that almost feels like you, except for something that you can't quite put your finger on. There is nothing more satisfying to us than drawing out the beauty of a unique home, while tailoring it to fit a modern lifestyle. 

Victoria Sass Prospect Refuge Studio

victoria sass 

Owner / Creative Force

As a LEED AP and ALLIED ASID member, Victoria founded PRS in 2015. After nearly a decade of commercial design work, she opened the studio as a place of creativity, taking on diverse design projects. Her personal aesthetic channels a childhood in the bohemian surf town of Santa Cruz and an architectural and design education in Copenhagen. A midwesterner at heart, she now lives in the East Isles neighborhood of Minneapolis, raising two well-loved children.

Lise Hanley Interior Designer

lise hanley

Interiors Extraordinaire

Lise joined the PRS team in 2016 and brings with her a love for Scandinavian minimalism. She first fell in love with design when her mother let her play hooky in fourth grade to tour a Philip Johnson house and Frank Gehry’s Winton Guest house. In her spare time, she serves as a board member on the Minnesota chapter of DOCOMOMO and likes to snuggle with her hairless pup named Pyewacket.

Darrion Hunt Graphic Designer

Darrion Hunt

Graphics Guru

Darrion comes to PRS as a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. An illustrator by trade, she is deeply interested by the convergence of graphics and interior environment. Her style is a bold mix of color, pattern, and material - and heavily inspired by the German constructivist movement. You can catch her outside, on the search for the best pizza in town, or trying to make Hawaiian shirts happen.