Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture is a broad profession that is still unknown to much of the general public. It is not simply gardening or landscaping, but the design of indoor and outdoor environments involving elements of art, environment, architecture, engineering and sociology.[1]

GREENLAND® offers full-service landscape architecture design, project management, construction administration, and inspection services. The design philosophy of our landscape architecture team is based on the three pillars of sustainability – cultural, environmental and economic sustainability. We work to create designs that are holistic, cohesive and balance the needs of the Client with the necessity to sustain the quality of environmental systems.

Our services include:

  • Landscape master planning;
  • Waterfront and open space planning;
  • Multi-use trail design;
  • Streetscape design;
  • Commercial and institutional landscape design;
  • Schoolyard and playground design;
  • Tree inventory and preservation planning;
  • Stormwater management facility planting design;
  • Shoreline and channel restoration planning;
  • Rural and urban residential estates;
  • Low impact design – rain gardens, bioretention cells, vegetated filter strips, and permeable pavement; and,
  • Urban land development designs.

For more information about our comprehensive landscape architecture services and completed projects portfolio, please click here.
 
 
[1]
Holmes, Damian. "What is Landscape Architecture?" World Landscape Architecture 1 April 2019. Website.

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University of Guelph

The reappearance of excessive nutrient loading in Lake Erie and the subsequent algae blooms is an extremely complex issue and is quite different in nature than the previous phosphorous loadings in the 1970s. Unlike the issue in the 1970s, there are far more sources adding nutrients to the late and these sources are diverse in nature ranging from rural to urban. In order to understand the nutrient loading, both in the temporal and spatial domains, more complex analytic and predictive tools are required in order to help policy make sound, science based, and defendable solutions.

The University of Guelph is uniquely positioned to help address the issues around Lake Erie with long standing core strengths in both the agricultural sector and the environmental field. In conjunction with our partner, Greenland Consulting Engineers, and their watershed evaluation tool (CANWETTM), we believe that we have the engineering and technology to extrapolate CANWETTM from the watershed level up to the lake basin level and provide decision-making support for the entire Lake Erie basin.

Hussein Abdullah, Ph.D., P. Eng.
Director, School of Engineering
University of Guelph

January, 26 2015
 

Town of Collingwood

RE: Town of Collingwood ‘Smart’ Stormwater Project
 
I would like to thank and recognize GREENLAND® for their leadership role in the above project. Your firm identified the opportunity to work together with other private firms and public sector organizations, together with the support of the Town of Collingwood and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, to address a growing Concern in communities related to lot-level flood mitigation.
 
GREENLAND® strategized and implemented, over almost 3 years, the “first-ever in Canada” work plan to mitigate problems of climate-change induced stormwater flooding which impacts many residential, commercial and institutional properties. The innovative project approach monitored 4 different Low Impact Development (LID) approaches for reducing lot-level flooding and their ability to redirect site drainage away from municipal sewer systems. Using innovative real-time (aka ‘Smart’) technologies, GREENLAND® was also able to generate ‘Big Data’ that provided new insights into the effectiveness of these different approaches. The GREENLAND® team’s level of commitment, thoroughness and professionalism was appreciated by the municipality. GREENLAND® maintained open lines of communication with Town staff, contractors, participating residents, and promptly responded to all questions and issues raised by the public.
 
We commend your firm’s efforts as a pioneer in implementing this project approach.
 
Sonya Skinner
Acting Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Collingwood

June 2, 2020
 

Town of Innisfil

I would like to congratulate Greenland Consulting Engineers on winning the 2012 Consulting Engineers of Ontario Environment Award of Excellence. The award recognizes your work on the Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School construction project with the Simcoe Country District School Board. This is a well deserved honour and is a reflection of both the caliber of your work and your team.

I continue to be impressed with your company’s commitment and innovation in the field of sustainable development. You have set an excellent example for others throughout Simcoe County  and the Province of Ontario.

John Skorobohacz
(Former) Chief Administrative Officer
The Corporation of the Town of Innisfil

May 1, 2012
 

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