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Landscape Architecture

Our award-winning landscape architecture practice is one of the largest in the world, and driven by holistic, collaborative, environmentally responsible design. It has earned IBI Group recognition as an emerging global leader in the fields of landscape architecture and sustainable planning.

With a portfolio of internationally recognized projects ranging from large-scale regional developments and UNESCO national parks, to urban mixed-use projects, waterfront master plans, and complete streetscapes, IBI Group’s unique approach to landscape architecture has helped us shape inspiring spaces. 

Our projects focus on people and the environment, both natural and man-made, and the connections between them. We combine uncluttered design, horticulture, art, and sciences to make meaningful and uplifting places for people to live, work and play.

What we do

As landscape architects, we create healthy and beautiful spaces, the success of which is ultimately measured by the people who enjoy it, enliven it and make it their own, but also by the natural systems that flourish within it. This includes, but is not limited, to:

Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

We find smarter ways to move people and goods throughout cities. Our award-winning TOD services position transit networks for long-term success, with careful consideration of their surrounding environments and people. 

Streetscape Design & Revitalization

We dedicate a large portion of our practice to the improvement of the public realm. We see the design of complete streets, urban plazas, and other civic spaces as opportunities to encourage healthy and active public life, the cornerstone of today’s successful cities.

We understand the design complexity of shared streets and how their physical elements — paving, planting, lighting, fountains, furniture, public art and architecture — all combine to promote engaging social life, pedestrian comfort, and urban vitality.

Public Space and Parks

Urban ecology is an essential link to the health of modern cities. Plazas, parks, and public squares provide vital open-space relief for increasingly dense developments. A respect for heritage and appreciation of public art helps us craft these signature spaces.

Residential & Mixed-Use

Elegant, thoughtful, logical landscape design can create a space you’re proud to call home. Ranging from low-rise residential buildings to large mixed-use and resort complexes, we have successfully planned and designed sites for a wide variety of developments worldwide.

Our designs strive to enrich the experience and address pedestrian circulation, seating, signage, lighting, art or interpretive elements, roof garden opportunities, visual character, ease of maintenance and efficient vehicular circulation. We explore amenities and design themes that contribute to a distinct sense of place, personal comfort, and landscape beauty.

Campus/Higher Ed

We have unparalleled expertise in creating a memorable campus, designing landscapes that respect the institution’s past and support its future.

Our projects communicate the institution’s values and priorities and meet a wide range of goals, such as attracting new students, improving safety, restoring historic plantings, improving circulation, fostering outdoor learning and making state-of-the-art facilities fit within a school’s traditional character.

Encouraging legible landscapes and inspiring places

Our integrated approach connects designers with sociologists, engineers with botanists, and planners with historians — over 150 landscape architects working with 2,700+ colleagues in related fields. That’s how you create cultural landscapes that innovate, inspire dialogue, and encourage shared ownership of environment.

Meet more of our IBI Landscape Architects
View Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Developments: Festival and Mobilio project

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Developments: Festival and Mobilio

Vaughan, ON

IBI Group is providing architectural, planning and placemaking services to realize the ambitious mixed-use development that is set to shape and invigorate downtown Vaughan.

View North Bank Bridge Park project

North Bank Bridge Park

Boston and Cambridge, MA

IBI Group, as an equal partner in a Joint Venture that consisted of Greenman-Pederson Inc., WSP (formerly Ammann & Whitney), and Stantec (formerly Vollmer Associates), designed the final piece of the waterfront park system in the New Charles River Basin, located beneath the new Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge.

View University of Rochester Science and Engineering Quad project

University of Rochester Science and Engineering Quad

Rochester, NY

IBI Group was selected through a design charrette process to design the new 4.5 acre open space associated with a new science and engineering building at the University of Rochester.

View Aberdeen Transit Plaza and No. 3 Road Corridor Restoration project

Aberdeen Transit Plaza and No. 3 Road Corridor Restoration

Richmond, BC

While prior transit stations within Vancouver’s SkyTrain system simply met the sidewalk-adjacent busy streets, the new Canada Line stations within Richmond, BC’s downtown core embarked upon a different program; to ensure that the “heart” of each transit station along No. 3 Road was a well-appointed transit plaza radiating outward to the transit-oriented development (TOD) communities it served.

From Architectural Controls to Water Resources Management, we provide over 35 separate practices across six main professional service offerings.

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We are the global partner to plan, design, build, and sustain the cities of tomorrow. We are holistically minded, design inspired, and technology driven.

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Living+

Technology has drastically accelerated the pace of change in our lives - and our communities must evolve accordingly. By blending data and design, we're fostering smarter, more connected residential environments.

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Healthcare+

Medical science is helping us achieve longer, happier, highly functional lives. We’re finding new ways to put patients first, and transforming the way we think about aging in place.

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Learning+

A new generation of minds is reshaping the way we approach education at all levels of learning. We’re connecting pedagogy to design to deliver the best conditions for discovery.

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Mobility+

A new mobile ecosystem is changing the way we interact with and move throughout our cities. We're tapping into new technologies and community intelligence to bring choice and comfort to the urban journey. We are enabling a connected future for cities and their residents.

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