Our working knowledge of architecture, art, engineering, urban planning, sustainable design, green building, and horticulture mesh together to create visually pleasing and environmentally-sound solutions. We specialize in the creation and renovation of exquisite residential estates, boutique hotels, commercial buildings, public parks, and institutional site development projects throughout Florida and the Caribbean.
President Lewis Aqüi, Florida Registered Landscape Architect # LA 6667140, established LA2d on September 2012, after collaborating successfully for over a decade as partner in the firm of Bell + Aqüi and previously with Hall Bell Aqüí Inc. originally established by Susan J. Hall in 1984. We have over a quarter of a century of experience in refining our craft of Landscape Architecture. Whether beginning with undeveloped land requiring mitigation prior to development or a historically significant estate in serious disrepair, we have the resources and the experience to create award winning, aesthetically pleasing, and environmentally sustainable surroundings.
LA2d specializes in creatively designed, carefully planned and meticulously detailed projects requiring progressive landscape architectural solutions. We collaborate with design team professionals of other disciplines to bring projects to life within established budgets and on schedule. We, the president and staff all carry the prestigious designation of LEED AP, and we are qualified to be team members for projects pursuing LEED certification in the green building arena.
The professional services of LA2d include conceptual master-planning, design development preparation of contract documents, preparation of bid documents, permitting assistance, construction observation and coordination of project consultants. By carefully selecting projects, we at LA2d can assure clients with the continual personal involvement by the managing partners, ensuring design integrity and economic viability throughout the life of the project.
Many prospective clients often inquire “What is your Style?”. We have to admit that at LA2d we don’t dictate or enforce any one particular ‘style’. In enjoying our portfolio of completed projects, one will experience a cornucopia of styles ranging from classic, to modern, to fanciful… tropical, minimalist, and even bohemian. To establish the design concepts that drive our style, we study and learn the environmental attributes and constraints of the site, the architectural qualities of the structures, and most importantly the personalities and lifestyle of the clients: The important people for which we design our gardens. However, if one is compelled to put a label on our “style”, one could wholeheartedly agree that LA2d’s style is progressive, sustainable, refreshing, current, and full of integrity.