Why AS-LA was created, and what our vision is:
AS – Landscape architecture was created out of a passion for design, nature and beauty. AS-LA was created with the ambition to create inclusive and resilient places. Our objective is to design private and public places that are accessible, sustaibable and beautiful. To create designs that putt users & environment first. Places that positively inﬂuence our lives.
Placemaking for people and nature.
AS-LA creates useful, sustainable and beautiful spaces.
We design with users in mind. We put people first, so all users are welcomed and have a fantastic experience in all the spaces we create. Private gardens, enjoyed by the whole family. Inclusive, accessible and functional public or community spaces.
We design with and for nature. We understand natural cycles, phytosociology and the importance of contact with nature for our health and wellbeing. We integrate nature into all our projects, through ‘right plant species – right location’ approach, enhancing biodiversity and habitats for wildlife, recycling rainwater and using biophilia principles. Adding Environmental Values through design.
We work closely with our clients to match their aesthetic wants with space and sustainability requirements, using our creativity and commitment to deliver the highest quality design.
How AS-LA works / Principles that govern AS-LA work:
What AS-LA does:
AS-LA explores a broad range of design concepts relating to:
- the social life of public spaces,
- health and wellbeing,
- Green-Blue Infrastructure,
AS-LA collaborates with architects, landscape architects, garden designers, community groups and private clients, helping them to deliver projects to the highest standards. We currently design and work on the public realm, community garden, and private garden design projects in London, UK, and in Poland:
- The private garden project in Poland focuses on biodiversity with the main aim to create the bee heaven, as owners are keen beekeepers.
- The private modern garden in London has currently passed the concept stage and will go to tender.
- Interior planting for office with maintenance plan – exploring biophilia concept.
- Collaboration with community group redesigning a ‘green desert’ space into a vibrant community and biodiversity orientated park.
AS-LA also focuses on sharing the knowledge related to landscape architecture and benefits of designing with/for nature with short blog entries and a few longer publications coming up in the following months.
Who I am:
Anna Sieczak is a Chartered Landscape Architect (CMLI), lecturer in Garden Design at Capel Manor College at The Regent’s Park and a member of CADAP for Tower Hamlet, London.
She graduated with PgDiploma from the University of Greenwich, London, UK and Engineer in Landscape architecture (inżynier) from KUL in Lublin, Poland.
With the background in Oceanography, she is fully aware of changes occurring in nature because of human activities and about the importance of environmental protection. She turned to landscape architecture, ‘the most comprehensive of arts’, with the hope that some of these changes we impose on the land, water and air could be mitigated with the design.
After nine years of working in the profession (CV can be accessed here), she decided to start her own practice to explore and express her passion for nature, to make a real change through the design. With the spirit of a discoverer, she enjoys working on projects that allow venturing into a new design, concepts and cultural areas.
Polish by birth, Londoner by choice. A cyclist and active traveller, she is passionate about the natural and urban environment and equality. She writes about design, landscape architecture and garden design.
If you have a public realm, landscape architecture, indoor greening, garden design, or community project AS-LA may be able to assist with, let’s discuss: