Our Vision

We are an award-winning team of landscape architects, urban designers and site planners with a dynamic culture, extensive expertise and a rich story. Our design approach embodies our vision of Making Places, Engaging People, and being Inspired by Nature.

Our Values

We are social and environmental advocates. We recognize we are new to this land. In our design process, we acknowledge and learn from the Indigenous Peoples. Our responsibility as advocates is not only a business best practice but a way of life. For every project, big and small, we are committed to making a positive social and environmental impact. 

We aspire to create places that are meaningful. To us, creating meaningful places means discovering the stories of the place and telling those stories through the landscape; inspiring communities and enhancing human connection to place; ensuring our projects perform ecological, social and economic services; and understanding and honouring the inherent rights and interests of Indigenous Peoples. 

We are thoughtful, innovative, and believe in the power of collaborative and creative problem solving. We prioritize inclusion and active participation by team members in design development. By putting in the extra effort required to draw out unique perspectives, we make space, advocating and amplifying the quieter voices. Continuously growing and developing our collective expertise is important to us. 

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Our Story

Since 1976 PWL Partnership has transformed built and natural environments into vibrant and memorable destinations in ways that honour the cultural, historic and environmental attributes of place.  

Each PWL project is infused with research and rooted in context resulting in thoughtful, site-responsive places. We believe even the boldest landscape architectural statement needs to be practical in function, so we begin every project by considering its anticipated users and then create spaces that will be enriched by future generations. Our goal is to have every landscape be truly regenerative—to give more than it takes. 

 

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Katya Yushmanova
Katya Yushmanova

PWL Partnership welcomes our newest partner, Katya Yushmanova!

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