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Our landscape architecture projects are defined by a fusion of traditional and ecological based design principles.
PORT BURWELL BIOSWALES
MOLISE KLEINBURG WETLAND CHANNEL AMPHIBIAN PONDS
Located on a former golf course adjacent to the Humber River Valley, our certified arborists, ecologists and landscape architects collaborated with Beacon Environmental, SCS Consulting Group and Aqualogic Consulting to develop comprehensive ecological restoration and management strategies for natural features integrated throughout this new 95-hectare residential community.
The wetland channel and amphibian pond component of the project was awarded the 2012 City of Vaughan Urban Design Environmental Green Award. Former irrigation ponds were restored to a natural state by reestablishing a tributary of the Humber River. Naturalization included enhancement to aquatic, amphibian and breeding bird habitat through a series of low flow channels, vernal pools and wet meadows.
GUELPH CENTRAL STATION
As part of a major revitalization of the downtown core, Guelph Central Station is an intermodal transportation terminal serving Guelph Transit, Via Rail, GO Transit, and Greyhound Canada. Our Landscape Architects prepared detailed streetscape plans and assisted in obtaining approvals from municipal, provincial and federal agencies as a sub consultant to project lead consultant R.J. Burnside. As with any successful project involving many layers of stakeholders and both local and federal designated historical structures, the streetscape carefully integrates the modern requirements of transit users while respecting Guelph’s most prominent historical buildings.
Our Landscape Architects also prepared concept, detailed and construction ready landscape plans for the adjacent Guelph GO Transit facilities including custom platform planters, Kiss and Ride and internal pedestrian circulation landscape plans.
At the site level, the planting design utilized drought tolerant plant species that maintain four-season interest; mass plantings of ornamental grasses provide a sense of movement on the platforms and a previously overlooked war memorial is given a sense of place through the installation of a grove of native flowering trees.
Our Landscape Architects developed conceptual, detailed design and construction documents for all landscape components including streetscape, platform landscaping, custom landscape planters, and site furniture designs for approval, construction and performed construction review services.
EDEN PARK ENTRY FEATURE AND STREETSCAPING
THISTLETOWN COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE
As part of the changing face of retirement residences across North America, the outdoor environments, including terraced intensive green roofs, streetscapes and creek naturalization, at the Renessa Retirement Residence are bold and practical in design.
The outdoor environments are designed to compliment resident programming such as a shaded fitness courtyard, and accessible resident garden plots. Additionally, the client wished to make a statement beyond typical site plan approval landscaping minimums. Our landscape architects responded by creating sweeping native plantings at Bogart Creek, low input fescue eco-grass in place of typical resource intensive bluegrass turf, and inviting the residents and the community to experience a publicly accessible labyrinth, an ancient device used for contemplation and reflection.
STONE ROAD COMPLEX