Why AS-LA was created, and what our aims are:
AS – Landscape architecture stands for accessibility and sustainability. Our objective is to design private and public places that are inclusive, functional and beautiful. To create designs that putt users & environment first. Places that positively inﬂuence our lives.
We design with users in mind. We put people first, so all users are welcomed and have a fantastic experience in the spaces we create: the public on the street; the family in the garden; the children on the playground; the guests in a park.
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-right place approach, enhancing biodiversity and habitats for wildlife, recycling rainwater and using biophilia principles.
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.
Placemaking for people and nature.
How AS-LA works / Core Values and 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,
- biodiversity and
AS-LA collaborate with architects, landscape architects, garden designers 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 garden in London has currently passed the concept stage and will go to tender.
- Interior planting for office with planting and maintenance plans – biophilia concept.
- Collaboration with community group led to a series of workshops for kids, that will explore the ‘kitchen-herb garden’ idea, following the ‘green for health and wellbeing’ workshop.
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 into landscape architecture to ensure that these activities, changes we impose on the land, water and air are mitigated.
After eight years of working in the profession, she decided to start her own practice to challenge the industry and 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, cultural and geographical 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: