Ana Tepina

Project Designer

Ana Tepina is a landscape architect with a deep passion for the profession and for the design process in general. Born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Ana graduated in Landscape Architecture at the Biotechnical Faculty in Ljubljana, with a thesis on the role and design of courtyards in the city centre of Ljubljana as constituent parts of public civic space. During her University studies she was also a fellow student at the Swedish University in Alnarp (SLU) where she refined her conceptual thinking process.  After graduating in 2009, she joined the landscape architecture firm Studio AKKA in Ljubljana and quickly excelled to become a project manager and an integral part of the design team.  At MÀKIA, Ana is particularly focused on ensuring our design detailing is spot-on and beautifully executed.





2018 • Registered Landscape Architect, The Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning of Slovenia, n. KA-1855 (Ljubljana)



2009 • University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Master’s Degree in Landscape architecture (with the Nomination for the student Plečnik Award 2010)

2003 • Gimnazija Sentvid, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Diploma of upper secondary school



Slovenian mother tongue

Fluent in English

Advanced Italian



Slovenian Association of Landscape Architects


Professional Experience prior to MÀKIA

2009-2014 • Project Manager and Designer – Studio AKKA


Selected project list:

Renovation of the grounds of the Švicarija, Ljubljana, Slovenia, (2013 – 2014)

Full service landscape arch. for 1437 m² area

Nordic Ski Centre Planica, Planica, Slovenia (2010 – 2015)

Full service landscape arch. for 22 ha area

The project received Maks Fabiani Award 2017, Plečnik’s award 2016, Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award 2015, Nomination for the Mies van der Rohe award 2015, Piranesi Honourable Mention 2014

Sport Park Stožice, Ljubljana, Slovenia, (2009 – 2010)

Full service landscape arch. for 16ha area

Residential landscape Crnuce, Ljubljana, Slovenia, (2009 – 2010)

Full service landscape arch. for 1,4ha

Private garden in Verje, (2010-2013)

Full service landscape arch. for 2868 m² area

Private garden in Ljubljana, (2011-2012)

Full service landscape arch. for 100 m² area

Park along Harbour Street, Koper (2009 – 2010)

Full service landscape arch. for 8592 m2 area



  • Centre for Civil protection and Disaster relief, 2014, Honourable mention
  • Islamic Religious and Cultural Center Ljubljana, 2011, 3rd place
  • Partnerhip Celovška, 2011, Honourable mention
  • Area Fiesa, 2010, 1st place

2009-2018 • Freelance landscape architecture

Selected project list:

  • New construction of the prison complex Dobrunje, Ljubljana (2017)

Full service landscape arch.

  • Mediterranean garden, Secovlje, (2012-2016)

Full service landscape arch.

  • Montessori kindergarten Cinca Binca, Ljubljana, 2014

Full service landscape arch.


  • Cultural and administrative center Ivančna gorica, 2018, Honourable mention
  • Nursery home Center, Ljubljana, 2017, 2nd place
  • The new health district Nova Gorica, 2017, 2nd place
  • Porta della città di Signa, 2016, 1st place
  • Portoval multipurpose sports hall in Novo mesto, 2011, 2nd place
  • Kindergarten Mavrica Brežice, 2011, Honourable mention
  • Center za starejše občane Hodoš, 2007, 2nd place
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