the Practice


On July 1, 2011, The LA Studio, LLC (the “Landscape Architecture” Studio) was launched. Mel Easter, PLA ASLA, Principal Landscape Architect, brings extensive leadership, management, planning and design skills reinforced by a talented staff of project managers, designers and support personnel. The Studio provides consistent and quality design, sensitive to environmental conditions and supported with personal, responsive service.

The LA Studio, LLC is an innovative landscape architecture, land planning and land entitlement firm with a wide range of private and public sector experience. Our design studio and our staff are readily adaptive to various roles on a broad mix of project types, from leading design/development teams through complex and unpredictable land-use approvals, to playing a supporting role as Landscape Architect on a design and development team.

With over three decades working with national hotel franchisees, regional development companies, and local parks and recreation departments, our overall design objectives remain the same – creating outdoor spaces that are imaginative, functional, cost effective and sustainable. Our work ranges from unique and detail-oriented residential design, to more complex and demanding hospitality, urban and mixed-use development, to large-scale community and master planning. No matter the scale, location or project type, commitment to our client’s vision remains our highest priority.