Our mission is based on creating long lasting working relationships with clients and collaborating professionals. We believe in a design process that creates this relationship as an inherent quality of great design. Our skills are based in the traditional craft of the profession as artisan practitioners. We see our commitment to great design as a commitment to clients, public responsiveness, the environment and creating places that are different by design.


The founding members of AFLA have more than 30 years of combined experience on diverse projects with many client types. Our firm prides itself on working across scales from regional planning to intricate site design. The ability to design, work through complex conditions, and communicate graphically has been a major asset we provide for projects requiring public engagement. Striving to do things different and maintaining a high standard for design excellence is a hallmark of our company. In each project our attention to detail, respect for context and ability to listen produces design solutions that result in a unique sense of place.