About Us

Group photo at the Horizons for Homeless ChildrenFounded in 2006, studioMLA Architects is an architecture, landscape, and interior design firm located in Brookline, Massachusetts. We value innovation, cost-effectiveness, and high-quality design.

As active listeners and creative collaborators, we meet the needs of our clients. Within our design process, we incorporate unique elements of each organization’s culture. Ensuring each design is specific for the client. We will work together with your project team and implement an enjoyable design process, adding value along the way as you think about your organizations and systems through the lens of design.

We have collaborated successfully with independent schools, corporations, foundations, and individual clients in the greater Boston area. Additionally, nationally and internationally designing children’s environments, K-12 schools, youth centers, multi-generational spaces, museums, parks, offices, libraries, and residential projects.

studioMLA is recognized as a leader in early education facilities in architecture and landscape design, we strive to integrate sustainable design and natural spaces in support of education and community goals. studioMLA is dedicated to promoting sustainability and encouraging environmental responsibility. In the process, we have achieved LEED certification in many of our projects.

If you are interested in working with our team, contact us.

View our partial client list.

Architecture

  • Visioning
  • Program Development
  • Basis of Design
  • Concept Design through Construction Administration
  • Full Construction Phase Services
  • Building Codes/Regulatory Analysis
  • Energy and Sustainability Design/LEED/Net Zero
  • AutoCAD/Revit/Sketch-Up Modeling

Landscape Architecture

  • Participatory Community Planning
  • Park and Playspace design
  • Natural Playscape design
  • Full Landscape Documentation and Planting Design
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspections
  • Accessibility and Inter-Generational Play
  • Custom Equipment Design

Interior Design

  • Interior Architecture and Design
  • Space Planning
  • Furniture and Equipment Selection
  • Adaptive Re-Use

Planning & Analysis

Other Services

  • Community Design Workshops
  • Community Relations/Fundraising Support
  • Training in Best Practices for Children’s Environments