My design philosophy is centered on creating outdoor spaces that are not only beautiful and functional, but also meaningful and memorable. I believe that a well-designed outdoor space should be more than just a collection of plants and hardscaping elements- it should be a unique and special place that brings people together, promotes wellness, and enhances the quality of life of those who use it. Every outdoor space has the potential to become a place that people truly love to be in.
As a child growing up on the East coast of Canada, I always felt my happiest when I was outside. Whether I was exploring the coastline, hiking through the forests, or gardening with my father, I felt a deep connection to the natural Earth. My love for being outdoors was paired strongly with my passion for creativity, which I expressed through drawing, resin art, and other creative outlets.
I moved to Edmonton in 2016, eager to explore the new landscapes that the prairies provided. I later discovered the Landscape Architectural Technology program at NAIT and realized I could combine my two passions by pursuing a career in landscape design. This career tied perfectly with my deep desire to help people and make them happy.
My focus is on creating designs that meet the specific needs and desires of my clients, while staying up to date on the latest trends and technologies in the field. I understand that every client has their own unique vision and goals for their outdoor space, so I approach every project with a collaborative mindset that emphasizes the involvement of the clients in the design process. I take the time to listen to my clients, understand their vision, and work with them to design a space that meets their aspirations.
Furthermore, I believe functionality is a key principle of design. I pay close attention to the site's topography, climate, and microclimates, as well as the uses and activities on site, to create spaces that are both comfortable and sustainable. I think that good design should not only be aesthetically pleasing, but also practical and usable.
Whether you are looking to create a cozy outdoor area, a vibrant garden, a place for recreational activities- or all the above- I am dedicated to working closely with you to design the perfect area for you to enjoy for years to come. Contact me today to schedule your initial consultation and let's start designing your dream outdoor space together!