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HELENA GUTMANE

PARTNER, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, PLANNER, URBANIST

EDUCATION: Studied Slavic philology and philosophy at Moscow and Latvian universities (Bachelor’s degree), obtained Landscape Architect diploma at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, a Master’s degree in Human settlements at the University of Leuven, studying for a joint doctorate at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences and Leuven University Faculty of Architecture.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Collaborative urban planning and design, a public space as a tool for social revival.

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS: Urban Psychology, Urban Cognition, Affective Studies, Urban Metaphors, Political and Urban Sociology, Emotional Geography.

LAAA CERTIFICATE nr. 056-2013

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MARK GELDOF

PARTNER ARCHITECT, URBAN PLANNER,
URBANIST

EDUCATION: Diploma Architect, Henry Van de Velde Institute, Antwerpen, (1963-1968), CertificateTown Planning, Henry Van de Velde Institute (1967-1969), Certificate Seminar on Human Relationships, Viitakiven International Center, Hauho, Suomi Finland (1969-1970).

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: strategic Spatial Planning and Strategic Projects
Research by design. Urban design

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ILZE RUKSANE

PARTNER, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, PLANNER, URBANIST

EDUCATION: acquired Landscape Architect DIPLOMA at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, professional higher education master’s DEGREE IN “Spatial Planning” at the University of Latvia, studied Garden Design in London (KLC), Riga Secondary School of Applied Arts and Bulduri Gardening School.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: healing and therapeutic gardens, fitoremediation, sustainable rainwater solutions, collaborative city planning and design, public space as a tool for social revival.

LAAA CERTIFICATE nr. 057-2013

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IEVA DIMANTE

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

EDUCATION: Professional Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Landscape Architect Qualification, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies. Architecture technician, Riga Construction College.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: intensive urban environment, Individual technical solutions, order and rationality, sustainable rainwater management, new materials and technologies.

LAAA CERTIFICATE nr. 063-2017

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MARIS BUSS

SENIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

EDUCATION: Professional Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Landscape Architect Qualification, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: conceptual solutions, search of the narrative. Individual and original approach to each project. Technical solutions. Design of SMALL ARCHITECTURAL FORMS. 3D modeling.

LAAA CERTIFICATE nr. 064-2017

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INDRA OZOLINA

SENIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

EDUCATION: Professional Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Landscape Architect Qualification, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Details in a large-scale landscape. Water-dependent functional spaces and their landscape. Place identity. Interested in the ability to answer about object from “A to Z” – from the first sketch to commissioning phase.

LAAA CERTIFICATE nr. 061-2017

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METRA AUGSKAPA

SENIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

EDUCATION: Graduate of Landscape Architecture at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, studied landscape architecture and design at Tartu one semester, Estonian University of Life and Sciences. Has acquired secondary vocational education in woodwork design at Riga School of Design and Art.

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SENDIJA ADITAJA

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Engineering Sciences in Landscape Architecture at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, continuing her studies in the Master’s program in Professional Higher Education in Landscape Architecture.

PROFESSIONAL INTEREST: sustainable suburban planning, environmental impact on the individual, urban environment and greenery.

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MARITE SPRUDZANE

LANDSCAARCHITECT, PROJECT MANAGER

EDUCATION: Acquired an architect’s qualification and master’s degree from Riga Technical University, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning. Studied in RV1G.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Architectural and Environmental Relationships, collaboration and Impact. Indoor / Outdoor – continuation of each other. Impact of the environment on the development of an individual’s personality.

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SANTA KRESLINA

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Engineering Sciences in Landscape Architecture at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, continuing her studies in the Master’s program in Professional Higher Education in Landscape Architecture.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: greenery planning, environmental accessibility, painting flowers and nature. Using different colors and types of plants to create an aesthetic and comfortable environment for everyone.

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RUTA TOBIESA

LANDSCAPE TECHNICIAN

EDUCATION: Acquired a specialty of landscape technician and park gardener at Bulduri Gardening School.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Plants and their role, influence and importance in nature, society, premises, gardens. Plants as a tool for creating a sense of public and private space.

LAAA CERTIFICATE nr. 31-2008

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AGNESE REKE

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

EDUCATION: Professional Bachelor of Cultural management, the University of Liepaja.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: photography, social networking marketing.

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GITA GAGANE

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

EDUCATION: Bachelor of  Business Administration at “Turiba University” Ltd, architect – technician, Riga Building College,  in the course of lifelong learning, retraining as a landscape architect: wood-grooming basics in Priekulu polytechnic, dendrology and artisanal building courses at the Riga Horticulture and Beekeeping Society, design at the Latvian Academy of Arts, Riga.

PROFESSIONAL INTEREST: Terrain plastics, rainwater solutions, green roofs. Project management.

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EVITA ZAVADSKA

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

EDUCATION: obtained a diploma in landscape architecture, a master’s degree in architecture and a doctorate in architecture from a sub-branch in landscape architecture for the doctoral thesis “Contemporary Art in Latvian Cultural Landscape” at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies.

SCIENTIFIC INTEREST: Contemporary Art in Public Outdoor Space, Temporary Art, Cultural Landscape Theory.

LAAA CERTIFICATE nr. 065-2017

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KITIJA GRAUDINA

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT - INTERN

EDUCATION: Professional Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Landscape Architect Qualification, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Interaction of urban and natural environment. Greenery planning, plant selection. Technical solution, details.

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LIENE VANAGA

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT - INTERN

EDUCATION: Master of Science in Communication at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with a focus on Swedish language and culture at Latvian Academy of Culture. Studies landscape architecture and planning at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Encouraging human–landscape interactions, sustainable solutions, biodiversity, place identity, plant selection.

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ALISE ZALITE

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

EDUCATION: acquired Landscape Architect DIPLOMA at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, graduated in “Spatial Planning” at the University of Latvia; finished preparatory courses of Art Academy of Latvia.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Improving the quality of urban space, revitalizing the urban environment, interdisciplinary collaboration in the planning process, balancing interests in the public outdoor space.

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ARNITA VERZA

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Engineering Sciences in Landscape Architecture at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, continuing her studies in the Master’s program in Professional Higher Education in Landscape Architecture.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Social Impact of urban space, Phytoremediation, Sustainable Rainwater Management, Public Outdoor Space, 3D modeling

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LĪVA MANKUS

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT - INTERN

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Engineering Sciences in Landscape Architecture at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies. Currently continuing studies in the Master’s program in Professional Higher Education in Landscape Architecture.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Private and public outdoor spaces, sustainable solutions, greenery. Biology, landscape ecology, historical and natural landscapes. Digital photography and visualisations.

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MAXIME LEBLOIS

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT - INTERN

EDUCATION: Associate degree option Landscaping on an apprenticeship at ESA Angers (France). Currently continuing studies still on an apprenticeship in Engineering Master’s of Landscaping at ISA JUNIA LILLE (France). Work as assistant site manager in a startup named AKKEBIA on France West Coast.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Want to highlight the revegetation in private gardens. Associate the plant with global landscaping to bring colour, life and evolution to the projects. Work on technical solutions and details to realize projects.

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NICOLAS LEJEUNE

LANDSCAPE TECHNICIAN – INTERN

EDUCATION: Associate degree in option landscaping, with honours at Ecole du Breuil in Paris. Currently continuing studies in Engineering Master’s of landscape in JUNIA Lille.  Also working on an apprenticeship in Terideal as an Assistant site manager.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Urban greening, stormwater management and sustainable solutions. Large-scale construction site. Also interested in sports fields in general.

WORKED WITH US PREVIOUSLY:

 

Leonards Kalnins, Liga Neimane, Kristine Virsnite, Zane Cielava, Inguna Melke (Rusina), Elena Kovalcuka, Jekaterina Balicka, Sabine Zagere, Sandra Sarkanbarde, Eva Plaude, Lelde Bergmane, Natalija Savranska,  Signe Perkone, Luize Ruksane, Elmars Danisevskis

Interns: Ilze Rozentale, Ilze Slosberga, Ilze Riba, Olga Klubova, Ilze Janpavle, Kriss Smildzers, Ugis Volkovs, Ieva Kalnina, Anne Marii Liis(EE), Zanda Knospina, Solvita Cankova, Agnese Kaulina, Margarita Volosina (Miklasa), Ulysse Thiebot(FR), Julien Ancie(FR), Johan Transler(FR), Tom Thierry(FR), Paul Mandrea(FR), Thomas Roche(FR), Anna Laganovska, Anna Belova, Agnese Ozola, Quentin Vauquenu (FR), Mathieu Tardy (FR), Laima Daberte, Elina Logina, Laura Kleinberga, Linda Preise, Lena Renaudie (FR), Evelina Elere, Kristina Kurasa, Arina Zaika (RU)

Philosophy

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What us – landscape architects at ALPS – unites and makes us a community are the common values we share. These values are empathy, the desire to make the world a better place to live, the ability to put public interests above personal preferences and teamwork.

How do we translate this?
Space and place – environment and home
All aspects of space, place and environment. Not only physical, but also the social, economic and natural environment. Context. Identity. For each project, we create a program of how all characteristic layers mutually interact with each other, locks in, and how each of us – all living organisms – feel there.

Society
Understand what is important and what is important for the place, the environment, the user – for society in long term. Acting with responsibility for future generations. Creating quality spaces to meet. Places where daily contact with nature, rather than technology, improves well-being, work ability, reduces stress, helps the body to achieve balance, to self-organize, to self-inspire and to concentrate internal forces.

Team
The work of a landscape architect in the vision of our workshop is the work of a transdisciplinary team. We invite you not to work in solitude. Therefore, wherever possible, we create a wide team of landscape architects, architects, artists, sociologists, planners, historians, and of course engineers. Every project is teamwork – we believe that it allows us to evaluate better the different aspects and create the best solutions. When we start a project, we talk a lot, and the team and concept is formed during the process. Let’s not deny that it is also more fun to work together. We believe that we can influence the process of the world getting better.