Our work celebrates manmade nature. Landscapes are constructed, and we believe they should look the part. We are deeply committed to the specific qualities of each site – its natural conditions, its cultural history, its sociology, its politics. We want to translate each unique situation into a bold and pleasurable design that will connect with people physically, sensually, and playfully. We want to wake our audiences up and force them to take a fresh look at their surroundings. Our work may be artificial; it’s also anything but fake.
We thrive within bureaucratic constraints, lengthy decision-making processes, conflicting affiliations, and demanding timetables, and budgets, because these are the intensely interesting realities of any site. Within each project, we navigate webs of political, environmental, historical, social, and economic entanglements, seeking to extract a simple, clear idea that encapsulates it all. Once this single concept is identified, we meticulously unfold it to guide all aspects of the project, from global organization to the finest construction detail. This results in complex, consistent environments that communicate loudly and clearly. We believe that a bold landscape image can brand a company, define the identity of a city, or simply entice passers-by to take a closer look.
We feel that the term “landscape architect” no longer conveys the many different aspects of our practice. Not only has it evolved over time, but it has most notably become more complex. New terms such as “landscape architecture” and “urban design” are evidence of this evolution.
300 Front Street West condominium Toronto by Tridel. 49-storey tower and 13-storey loft building. Designed by Wallman Architects, park landscape by Claude Cormier Paysagistes.
The pinnacle of ... go to project
Located across from the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto's newest condominium will rise 36 storeys from the corner of Yonge and The Esplanade. In the heart of the St. Lawrence Market ... go to project
Daniels Waterfront is a mixed-use retail/office/institutional/residential complex planned for the Queens Quay at Lower Jarvis Street on Toronto's Waterfront, with towers as high as 45 storeys.
The ... go to project
Evergreen Brick Works Toronto by Evergreen and Diamond +Schmitt Architects.
A Unique Site, Rich in Possibility
From 1889 to the 1980s the Don Valley Brick Works was one of Canada’s pre-eminent ... go to project
Both Bay-Yorkville Developments and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts felt the two-acre spot at the northeast corner of Bay Street and Yorkville Avenue - just blocks from the existing Four Seasons ... go to project
Garrison Point at 30 Ordnance Street is the first phase of an exciting master planned community. This 1.6 acre site will form the initial phase of an overall 7.6 acre triangular-shaped site ... go to project
Now under construction in the heart of downtown Toronto, The L Tower is the evolution of 21st century living. An iconic landmark designed by celebrated architect Daniel Libeskind, the residential ... go to project
ROM Celebrates Centennial with Bold New Plans
New entrance, biodiversity gardens & outdoor performance space announced
Gallery of Early Life planned
$15M Love the ROM Centennial Campaign ... go to project
Life in East Bayfront will be defined by the lake and the parks and public spaces surrounding it. Two signature parks, Sherbourne Common and Canada’s Sugar Beach, and a kilometre-long continuous ... go to project
The story of Tableau unfolds below, on and above a table. Historical preservation meets modern design and style in the form of a podium, built to embrace a piece of Toronto's heritage. This table, ... go to project
The Well is a new, open and vibrant mixed-use community in downtown Toronto where people can live, work, and shop well. Spread over seven and a half acres, The Well borders Wellington, Spadina and ... go to project
History of Loblaw Groceterias building
• The Loblaw Groceterias building, established in 1928, was designed by Sparling, Martin and Forbes, a Toronto-based architectural firm;
• Cost to build in ... go to project