Landscape Architecture and Urban Design

Dedicated to delivering transformative site design solutions, we marry technical expertise with creative flair for distinct outdoor spaces

What We Do

Ecological

Green Infrastructure

Ecological Restoration

Environmental Remediation

Climate Resiliency

LEED Certified Projects

Nature Reserves

Constructed Wetlands

Green Roofs

Planning

Master Plans

Feasibility Studies

Needs Assessments

Open Space Policies

Implementation Strategies

Urban

Urban Design

Complete Communities

Transit Oriented Design

Mixed use Developments

Brownfield/ Urban Infill

Downtown Revitalization

Placemaking

Movement

Multimodal Transportation

Pedestrian Oriented Design

Complete Streets

Streetscapes

Greenways & Trails

Transit Corridors & Centres

Parks and Recreation

Neighbourhood, Community & Destination Parks

Provincial & National Parks

Sports Fields & Courts

Public Plazas

Playgrounds & Spray Parks

Trails & Boardwalks

Placemaking

Building Sites

Mixed Use Developments

Civic Complexes

Arts & Cultural Centres

Educational Facilities

Healthcare Facilities

Office Centres & Business Parks

Retail Centres

Transit Centres

Integrated Expertise. 
Locally Delivered.

Completed Projects

Trees Planted

Active Projects

Why We Are Different

From urban plazas and parks to streetscapes, we design solutions that revitalize sites and communities. For transportation corridors and transit facilities, our designs bring the community together and provide a memorable sense of place. For parks projects we connect people with nature, addressing access, connectivity and a variety of uses while protecting and highlighting local ecological assets.

Our Skills

From project conception to construction, our services include site assessments, community visioning, placemaking, concept development, master planning, presentation, design development, contract documentation and management.

Complex design challenges are met with a collabrative design process for robust design solutions. Our goal is to create memorable, high quality, cost-effective and sustainable designs that match form with function.

Blakeburn Lagoons Park

Blakeburn Lagoons Park, is a former derelict sanitary detention facility that was transformed into an ecological nature preserve and open space for the public.

Cougar Creek Landscape and Channel Protection

After the devastating flood in June 2013 caused widespread damage to properties, highways and infrastructure along Cougar Creek

Ecological

With a focus on sustainable design, the ISL team delivers ecological friendly, and adaptable nature design.

We believe creativity thrives in a landscape of collaboration. ISL’s Landscape Architects work with our client and community representatives to maximize a site’s social, environmental and financial potential within its surrounding context.

Planning

Park Master Planning includes programming and the layout of major park features and circulation routes as well as construction costing and implementation plans.

ISL is involved in the master planning of parks of various scales, ranging from neighbourhood and community parks to regional and destination parks.

Our multidisciplinary services ensure our park master plans are highly responsive to stakeholder and community needs, project budgets, as well as to existing park facilities and municipal infrastructure.

North Lethbridge Regional Park

Once completed, the North Lethbridge Regional Park will be living extension of the slogan ‘a park of the people, by the people, for the people.’

Great Chief Park Enhancement Plan

The City of Red Deer retained ISL to prepare an Enhancement Plan to guide the long term upgrading of Great Chief Park, a premier sports park.

Quarters Downtown Streetscape

The vision for The Quarters streetscape was for a vibrant, healthy community that respects the unique character of existing neighbourhoods while welcoming new residents and new spaces.

Willingdon Linear Park

Willingdon Linear Park features a multi-use urban path, custom furnishings and paving treatments and pedestrian level lighting all set in a generous green space with a new urban forest.

Urban

With a focus on sustainable urbanism, the ISL team delivers mixed use, pedestrian-friendly, and adaptable neighbourhoods that possess a strong sense of place.

ISL’s urban designers work within a team of architects, engineers and landscape architects as well as client and community representatives to maximize a site’s social, environmental and financial potential within its surrounding context.

Movement

Movement infrastructure includes programming and the layout of landscape features and circulation routes as well as construction costing and implementation plans around movement infrastructure.

ISL is involved in the planning and design of landscape architecture features for movement infrastructure of various scales, ranging from neighbourhood and community trials to regional and provincial roads, and public transit. 

Our multidisciplinary services ensure our movement infrastructure is highly responsive to the stakeholder and community needs, project budgets, as well as to existing infrastructure.

Pemberton Downtown Enhacement

A rehabilitated downtown core provides a welcoming and vibrant public space, encourages investment, and accommodates future growth.

Columbia Ave Streetscape

The project demonstrates that it is possible to make a walkable, vital community space where urban centres and highways intersect.

Hazelgrove Park

Shaped by a robust public consultation process that revealed the community’s needs and aspirations, the 4.2 ha park appeals to a broad range of users.

Timberlea Athletic Park

The Timberlea Athletic Park in Fort McMurray includes upgraded ball diamonds and associated site works, and several new features.

Parks and Recreation

Contemporary multi-facted park design and development typically involve multidisciplinary teams with a broad range of expertise.

ISL offers multidisciplinary park design services including our Landscape Architecture, Municipal Engineering, Structural Engineering and Environmental Management and Community Engagement teams. This ensures our park designs are well resolved and integrated, highly constructible and cost-effective and highly responsive to exisiting site conditions as well as stakeholder and community needs.

Building Sites

From project conception to construction, our services include site assessments, community visioning, placemaking, concept development, master planning, presentation, design development, contract documentation and management.

Complex design challenges are met with a collabrative design process for robust design solutions. Our goal is to create memorable, high quality, cost-effective and sustainable designs that match form with function.

Town Centre Performance Plaza

Located in the City of Coquitlam’s premier park, the Town Centre Park Performance Plaza is the City’s prime outdoor event and festival venue.

Waterton Lakes Visitor Centre

The Waterton Lakes National Park Visitor Centre will support visitors of the park with a design that connects the Centre’s indoor and outdoor spaces.