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Erika Sjostrom 
Landscape Designer

 

Office: 780-476-YARD (9273)

Design Philosophy

It has been proven that the integration of landscape design can improve the lives of many by promoting healthier cities and communities. In a sense, the remediation of design can act as a bridge. The landscape is where nature and culture come together, establishing ties between neighbours. As a designer, it is imperative to create functional spaces that also provide an aesthetic value to my clientele. In addition, I believe that it is important to connect with the nature around us. Through my design, I am to provide creative solutions to problems while enhancing the surrounding environment and connecting my clients to nature. 

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Design Style 

My style of design is contemporary. I integrate symmetry, straight lines, clean edges, and simple materials. Additionally, I tend to keep my designs eco-friendly in order to maintain a sustainable environment. Planting is important to me, therefore I aim to select plants that are native to our region. Native plants and pollinator-attracting perennials balance man-made structures with the surrounding environment, while the seasonal visits from birds, butterflies and bees keep the space from becoming static. I want my clients' yards to be an extension of their home, a space they can truly relax in. It is important for my designs to remain practical and functional while also providing an aesthetic style they can appreciate..

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Biography

Art and design have always been creative hobbies for me, while growing up on a farm fostered my love and appreciation of the outdoors. When contemplating what I wanted to pursue as a career, I knew I either wanted to do something creative or environmental, so I combined the two and became a landscape designer. 


As a graduate from NAIT’s Landscape Architectural Technology program, I have extensive knowledge regarding the fundamentals of design. I have a well-rounded skill set in hardscape design and honed talents in horticulture, sketching, and software programs that produce 2D and 3D designs. I thrive in environments where creativity and visionary design are encouraged and where new concepts are explored. 

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