Charles Anderson, FASLA, MLA Harvard, BSLA WSU

WERK / Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture (CALA), is a regional, national, and international, Phoenix-based landscape architecture practice. The design firm founded by Charles Anderson, FASLA, is dedicated to the creation places for civic expression which reveal ecological and social phenomena, processes, and relationships.


CALA is essentially a collection of works and collaborations with amazing architects, landscape architects, artists, clients, staff, and other designers. Never willing to settle, we seek new collaborations in close and far flung places, in pursuit of and "Grabbing the Brass Ring."


Practicing landscape architect for over 35 years, Charles Anderson has crafted numerous award-winning projects recognized for their ability to integrate art, nature and cultural elements. With degrees in Landscape Architecture from Washington State University and Harvard, he continues to hone his penchant for teaching and query into the art and science on his chosen profession.


Pivotal are the works of Robert Smithson and James Turrell who share a fascination with the study of light, landscape as art, and metamorphosis. The love of wild landscapes and contemporary art inform the work philosophically and provide a lens through which the projects can be understood. Using a palette of predominantly native plants and materials, Charles brings wild, dynamic landscapes into the city—elevating the “wild garden” to urban art.


Arizona Landscape Architect License #63436, Licensed in California and Washington