Office of Lou Arencibia is a global landscape architecture and urban design practice. OLA’s team engages in a process of research, analysis, and design to address the unique circumstances and complexities of contemporary landscapes. The office strives to develop holistic design interventions that center around the human experience, establishing social relationships within the community, while connecting people to their built environment. All projects are developed in close dialogue with local experts and stakeholders, including architects, planners, ecologists, and engineers. OLA’s collaborative approach results in multi-layered and immersive landscapes that offer space for growth and interaction.
Founder Lou Arencibia, PLA, ASLA is a landscape architect that comes from a cross-disciplinary design background. Prior to founding OLA, Lou worked at a variety of acclaimed architecture and landscape architecture firms where he oversaw the development of award-winning projects in the United States and abroad, including most recently as senior landscape architect at Bjarke Ingels Group where he led the landscape design of Audemars Piguet Hotel Des Horlogers in Le Brassus, Switzerland.