Bio

Sonja Swanepoel started her Landscape Architectural Company AFRICAN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN in 1997.

She graduated from the University of Pretoria: School of Landscape Architecture, is registered with the South African Council for the Landscape Architectural Profession (SACLAP) and retains membership with the BOTSOC Society and ILASA. An award-winning Landscape Architect with 25 years of experience in her profession, her approach is sensitive to the context of the site by responding with clarity and imagination to the unique circumstances of each project. Site-specific solutions and effective utilization of space established by a functional brief are at the core of all designs.

As the owner and director of AED, she has been instrumental in bringing an ecological aesthetic to the public, commercial and private properties – inspired by the landscape topography and vegetation that is uniquely South African or site-specific. The use of her Biome specific species and preference for reduced water and maintenance requirements have earned her acclaim. Her work stands out as best practice examples of ‘sensitivity responsiveness and restraint. As a boutique company she takes care of each project personally and has a solid working relationship with only the best landscape contractor companies in South Africa.

“The Design of the Highveld House roof garden is exceptional”
VISI magazine

“The design of the Highveld House roof garden is exceptional. The successful use of local flora is commended and this applies to the entire project which utilises the full spectrum of qualities on offer in a Highveld landscape”
Panel’s Citation ILASA Awards of Excellence

Professional Bodies

saclap.org.za
ilasa.co.za

Bio

Bio

Sonja Swanepoel started her Landscape Architectural Company AFRICAN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN in 1997.

She graduated from the University of Pretoria: School of Landscape Architecture, is registered with the South African Council for the Landscape Architectural Profession (SACLAP) and retains membership with the BOTSOC Society and ILASA. An award-winning Landscape Architect with 25 years of experience in her profession, her approach is sensitive to the context of the site by responding with clarity and imagination to the unique circumstances of each project. Site-specific solutions and effective utilization of space established by a functional brief are at the core of all designs.

As the owner and director of AED, she has been instrumental in bringing an ecological aesthetic to the public, commercial and private properties – inspired by the landscape topography and vegetation that is uniquely South African or site-specific. The use of her Biome specific species and preference for reduced water and maintenance requirements have earned her acclaim. Her work stands out as best practice examples of ‘sensitivity responsiveness and restraint. As a boutique company she takes care of each project personally and has a solid working relationship with only the best landscape contractor companies in South Africa.

The design of the Highveld House roof garden is exceptional. The successful use of local flora is commended and this applies to the entire project which utilises the full spectrum of qualities on offer in a Highveld landscape”  Panel’s Citation ILASA Awards of Excellence”

Professional Bodies

saclap.org.za
ilasa.co.za