About Us – The Way We Work

We work in small, productive teams of 2-3 with other qualified specialists to assist when workload demands.

We have always ‘punched above our weight’ in terms of the projects we take on and have successfully completed. We guarantee Director involvement at every stage of your project and can offer flexibility and efficiency.

Our mantra of adding value to all our projects whenever we can drives us to deliver a quality product often to tight budgets and demanding deadlines. We would like your business. We would welcome the opportunity to produce landscape solutions that will fulfil our and your aspirations.

We are landscape architects, able to look at a wide range of environmental problems and solutions providing tailored advice appropriate for our client’s needs.

We have worked on an increasing number of high profile and award winning projects in the private and public realms.

We like to think our approach and inputs are innovative, appropriate, and good value for money.

From our base on Milton Park in Oxfordshire we have excellent access to our main centres of work in the south and south east with easy access to the A34, M4 and M40 and Paddington (40 minutes) and Birmingham (90 minutes). We also work nationally in Devon, East Yorkshire, Cheshire, Norfolk, Isle of Wight and in Shetland.

Who We Are

Anthony Stiff, Bsc MA CMLI
Anthony Stiff, Bsc MA CMLIDirector
Anthony established the practice in 1993 and has built on his reputation and experience in the industry of more than 30 years. He is dual qualified as a Biologist (BSc) and Chartered Landscape Architect (MA).

He has always taken the view that ‘you are only as good as your last job’ and this has underpinned the practice’s drive for quality.

That much of the practice’s work comes from repeat commissions proves that this strategy has been successful. Anthony has completed an extensive portfolio of projects all over the UK, and abroad including projects in the Middle East, Zanzibar and Cyprus.

Anthony is a keen tennis player, skier and also sails.

Carolyn Place, Beng DIPLA CMLI
Carolyn Place, Beng DIPLA CMLIDirector
Carolyn qualified first as an engineer and decided after several years that landscape architecture was her future.

Her dual qualification gives her a valuable edge in her approach to design and implementing jobs on the ground.

Carolyn has over 20 years in the construction and landscape industries and brings a fresh and direct approach to her projects.

She joined Anthony in the 90’s and became a Partner in 2005 (now Director). She can turn her hand to anything but has specialised in landscape management and has also become an authority on children’s play.

Carolyn enjoys gardening, skiing and organising the village cricket club.

Veronica Flemming, Bsc PgDip CMLI
Veronica Flemming, Bsc PgDip CMLISenior Landscape Architect
Veronica brings to the practice a wide range of experience designing and delivering high profile projects throughout the UK, from public realm and podium gardens to green roofs and private gardens. In 2013 she designed a Chelsea garden for the Garden Club of America, which was awarded Silver-gilt.

She particularly enjoys integrating ecological functioning into the designed environment.

Veronica is the mother to two young boys, and enjoys swimming, gardening and playing her viola in the Oxford Symphony Orchestra.

Katie Dixon, BA MA CMLI
Katie Dixon, BA MA CMLIConsultant Senior Landscape Architect
As a senior Landscape Architect Katie has played a key role in the design of many projects seen through to delivery and completion, including site supervision. She has extensive experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams including architects, engineers and contractors.

She heads up our GIS capability using ArcMap to manage large landscape maintenance contracts. Her strengths are in concept design using 3d modelling and hand drawn sketches.

Kim Walney Dean, Bsc
Kim Walney Dean, BscGraduate Landscape Architect
Kim joins ASA Landscape Architects as a Graduate Landscape Architect, having previously lived in South Africa with project experience in Africa, South Asia and the UAE.

She enjoys commercial and residential projects, design illustrations and has a keen interest in green belt regeneration and preservation.

When not cycling, Kim enjoys yoga, tennis and trekking.

Maria Lara-Mijancos, Bsc March MA
Maria Lara-Mijancos, Bsc March MAGraduate Landscape Architect
With a Masters in Architecture and in Landscape Architecture; Maria brings to the practice a passion for the sympathetic integration of built form into the landscape and the importance of public spaces. Having worked in practice for several years, Maria has experience of working in a multi-disciplined teams, master-planning at a variety of scales, covering projects from city regeneration in China, to the design of parks, squares and pavilions.

When she is not travelling and discovering new places, she enjoys a good historical novel.