FEATURED WORK

PUBLIC ART

THE RIVER

The River is an 800m meandering path of sunflowers that mimics the ebb and flow of a river and establishes a unique set of conditions to reinvigorate the discussion around vital corridors for food, water and energy and the future of sustainable living.
Client – Land|Slide Possible Futures Exhibition
Where – Markham Museum

EUPHORIA’S HICCUPS

The installation brings comfort and trauma closer together to better understand self and society. The architecture of the Serotonin molecule (5-HT), the chemical most often associated with happiness influences the personal journey of its visitors.
Client – Land|Slide Possible Futures Exhibition
Where – Markham Museum
Collaborators – Deirdre Logue

CREATURE CURRENTS

By giving new meaning and presence to Guelph’s dying ash trees, this interactive public art installation became a highly visible beacon to stimulate awareness of the impact that climate change has on the migration of moths and other insects within the urban realm.
Client – City of Guelph
Where – Guelph Farmers’ Market

HEALTH

GUELPH ENABLING GARDEN

A leading edge community destination where sensory stimulation and horticultural therapy creates a unique public space and mainstay for teaching, working and growing. Year round events emphasize healing for thousands visitors each year.
Client – Guelph Enabling Garden
Where – Riverside Park

PEARSON MOTION GARDEN

A first of its kind outdoor space that demonstrates the intricacy of therapeutic environments as it speeds up repair beyond the current expectations of an indoor rehabilitation facility.
Client – St. Joseph Health Center
Where – Guelph

MOOD CLUSTERS

The installation creates a sensory healing passage in a semi-rural/suburban landscape. Positioned against a wild grove of Sumac, contracting and expanding spaces mediate notions of wellness and decline in an age of anxiety.
Client – Beyond the Edge – Artist’s Gardens
Where – Ottawa Experimental Farm
Collaborator – Deirdre Logue

LEARNING

MOFFAT CREEK LEARNING GROUNDS

The master plan transforms the schoolyard into an interactive natural learning environment filled with options for inquiry-based study and nature-themed play while maintaining wide open spaces for exercise with an ecological backdrop.
Client – Moffat Creek Public School
Where – Cambridge
Collaborator – Evergreen

FIDDLEHEAD FOREST GARDEN

A collaborative process was used to design and build a fiddlehead shaped forest garden and shaded outdoor learning ground that mimics the complexity of forest succession.
Client – Central Public Elementary School
Where – Guelph

STANLEY PARK SCHOOL GROUND GREENING

Twenty native trees, a classroom with armourstone seating and an organic pathway set the stage for outdoor learning to celebrate Stanley Park’s 50th Anniversary.
Client – Stanley Park Public School
Where – Kitchener
Collaborator – Landscape Ontario and Toyota Evergreen

NATURE

HANLON CREEK NATURALIZATION

Local groups came together to plant native shrubs and wildflowers along a three kilometre trail and install over thirty birdhouses to monitor suitable breeding habitat for small cavity nesting birds.
Client – City of Guelph
Where – Hanlon Creek Conservation Area

WATERFRONT TRAIL & FISH HABITAT

The design utilized multiple stakeholders to clean up a contaminated rail land and rebuild the shoreline for a 2.5 kilometre multi-use trail with native habitat and a reef system for fish spawning and migration.
Client – City of Hamilton
Where – Hamilton Harbour

HICKORY VALLEY HABITAT

The recontouring of two hectares of floodplain, removal of an obsolete water control structure and creation of four ponds of varying depth allowed amphibians to successfully recolonize after being recorded as locally extirpated.
Client – Royal Botanical Gardens
Where – Cootes Paradise Marsh