the art and practice of designing the outdoor environment, especially designing parks or gardens together with buildings and roads.
Walter Kehm (OALA, FCSLA, FASLA) | Senior Principle at LANDinc.
“With over three decades of professional experience, Walter has led numerous multi-disciplinary teams of professionals on design and planning projects throughout the world. An expert in sustainable community development, parks and recreational design, waterfront regeneration and cultural and institutional campus design, Walter is recognized as an internationally renowned leader and facilitator of landscape architecture and urban design projects. His work is widely published, and he continues to be involved in community workshops and international design competitions.
A graduate of Harvard University, Walter is a founding member of the Landscape Research Group at the University of Guelph, providing faculty and students with expertise in the biophysical and social reviews. As a past professor of landscape architecture at the University of Guelph, including a term as Director of the School of Landscape Architecture, he has had a profound impact on the education of countless landscape architects in Canada and abroad.
Walter leads the design visioning of projects throughout Canada and Internationally.”
Gary van Eijk | Uncommon Ground Design Group Inc.
Working with Gary from Uncommon Ground is always a pleasure. Gary is very conscientious and offers detailed and unique designs. With his friendly nature and love for design we thoroughly enjoy being awarded as contractor for his projects. Uncommon Ground follows the same values as Whispering Pines and it makes for a perfect working relationship. Their use of native plants, stunning night lighting and water features allow us to put our creative hands to work.