Revelatory and potent, MSLA landscapes have presence. They are artfully conceived places that take full advantage of the opportunity to delight, calm, or inspire the people who experience them.
MSLA’s designs are sculptural, evocative, and exquisitely executed. The studio’s methodology honors two aspects of a whole experience. First, a concept emerges from the nature of a place — its location, ecology, culture, inhabitants, and heroes. Second, there is the translation of that concept into reality — when program, proportion, form, light, materiality, and nature’s rich spectrum come into play. This synthesis and purposeful approach to concept, design, and physicality result in places that transcend and stay with you.
Beyond place making, MSLA embraces its responsibility to the planet and humanity.
MSLA revels in the privilege to study and share the wonder of nature and sees it as a constant muse. That abiding respect for the force of nature comes through in the firm’s aesthetics and its celebrated approach to environmental infrastructure and stewardship
Over four decades of passion, grit, and collaborative spirit distinguish this bespoke studio and its close-knit team. From a private estate on the Baltic Sea, to 500 acres of climate change infrastructure in Nebraska, MSLA creates successful, timeless places that serve the world.