For over 25 years, LADR has been creating meaningful spaces across lower Vancouver Island through creative, informed, and collaborative design. Our history of success has established us as a leading landscape architecture firm in the Capital Region, known for design excellence, community facilitation, and being at the forefront of climate adaptation within the industry. From housing to campuses, urban design to park master planning, and everything in between, our wide breadth of knowledge enables us to collaborate more efficiently with other disciplines, bring fresh, innovative design ideas to the table, and provide invaluable insight to our clients. By focusing on placemaking, listening to communities, taking an integrated design approach to projects, and applying decolonial practices and principles of reconciliation, we turn our clients’ visions into reality in ways that benefit both people and the environment.
Design decisions have daily impacts on everyone’s lives, and we are committed to ensuring that the impact our decisions have is positive and enhances those everyday experiences. This commitment has formed an integral part of our corporate policy resulting in continuing conscious evaluation of our economic, social, and environmental impacts and our fundamental belief that sustainability in these areas is an inherent aspect of good design and not an independent design style itself. Our team consistently strives to improve the relationship between people and their surroundings and is committed to designing accessible spaces suited to a variety of needs and activities. It is by creating spaces like this that we increase livability, foster socialization, and build community resiliency.
Through responsible, sustainable design – socially, culturally, ecologically, and economically – we create environments that work for everyone.
We would like to acknowledge the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees), Xwsepsum (Esquimalt), and WSÁNEĆ (Saanich) Nations on whose unceded territory we live, learn, work, and play. We are grateful to those who continue to share their knowledge with us, and are committed to actively listening, learning, and decolonizing. Hay’sxw’qa Si’em.