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SQLA designers beleve with that nature is essential for healthy, resilient human environments. We design richly layered landscapes that are infused with natural, cultural and healing elements that foster social sustainability and enrich the spirit.

We are a process driven studio. Through creative explorations, we seek hands-on knowledge of the physical and psychological qualities of the raw materials of our trade through the process of designing and constructing sculptural works.  Through these studies, we gain not only profound material intimacy, but also the technical skills to understand how elements of the earth and man-made raw materials may be layered, abstracted, assembled, or fabricated to produce artful and meaningful outcomes. This strong understanding of materiality and build ‘know how’ gives us an edge from conceptualization through realization, and forms the backbone for our design/build and construction services; which in turn, informs insightful knowledge in the design process.

 

We design with life, creating spaces where life happens.  Whether space for joyful celebration, contemplation, immersion, or play, we embrace the process of becoming and invite the heavens to transform them into places that continuously engage our senses, and ultimately, fill our spirits with that ineffable sense of being.

Why our designs make you feel good: Through creative explorations, we seek hands-on knowledge of the physical and psychological qualities of the raw materials of our trade through the process of designing and constructing sculptural works. This allows us to gain not only profound material intimacy, but also the technical skills to understand how elements of the earth and man-made raw materials may be layered, abstracted, assembled, or fabricated to produce artful and meaningful outcomes.

We carefully weave a cohesive thread from conceptualization to realization, to form the backbone of our design process.

Why nature is our medicine? We approach design as the art and craft of sculpting space. Be it communal gathering space, a private outdoor room, or a garden sanctuary, we use the raw materials of nature—plants, water, rock, gravel, and wood—to define and create spaces that influence our emotions, thoughts, and realities, intensifying and enriching our experience of each space.

Why our designs embrace the moment: We design with life, creating spaces where life happens. Whether space for joyful celebration, contemplation, immersion, or play, we embrace the process of becoming and invite the heavens to transform them into places that continuously engage our senses, and ultimately, fill our spirits with that ineffable sense of being.