We see each design as unique and we apply a research based approach to our work with an intellectual emphasis to understanding the needs of our clients, the aspirations of the design intent, and ultimately—the experience of the users of the spaces we create.

At TLA, design is about technical competence that is innovative in nature, but practical in application. Our experience and skills allow us to design and deliver projects that are financially responsible to client budgets, and always constructible. What we draw gets built.

We are collaborative by nature and value our relationships with allied professionals. We partner with leading architects, engineers and artists from around the globe to provide a systems approach to urban form and naturalized environments. We think that the designed environment is not a series of discrete experiences, but rather, is made of linked systems that support one another and creates a place in its entirety.

Urban form and naturalized environments rely upon a systems approach to design. We think that truly great places consider social, economic, and environmental systems, infrastructure, engineering and architecture as components of a whole idea.