topio (landscape) is not, as some people perceive it, just a grouping of earth, plants and waters. It is the projection of the soul of a people on matter. Odysseas Elytis

Topio is a small landscape architectural practice in Margaret River, Western Australia. Established by Nicola Anastas in 2013, topio creates functional outdoor spaces that are intrinsic to their people and place.

Nicola moved to Margaret River in 2008 after completing her degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Western Australia. During her studies Nicola was involved in a range of community based design projects throughout regional Western Australia and India. In 2008 She tutored Design Studio architecture and landscape architecture students at UWA and has worked for inspiring landscape architectural practices; UDLA in Fremantle and William James Landscape Architects in Margaret River.  

Nicola has been a registered landscape architect in Australia since April 2017 and is a member of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

When not being a landscape architect Nicola is kept inspired by her two young children, enjoys pottering in her garden and runs an Airbnb with her partner Liam. She also loves indoor plants and has a growing collection of hoya plants.