SDG welcomes new Junior Landscape Designer, Mathijs de Graaf

Join us in extending a warm welcome to Mathijs de Graaf, our newest junior landscape designer at SDG! A third-year student at the University of Guelph, pursuing a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Mathijs brings a wealth of hands-on experience from summers spent in greenkeeping and regional planning. His profound interest in ecology and commitment to …

The new splash pad design for Margaret Greene Park in Guelph has been chosen!

The Guelph community has spoken and the splash pad at Margaret Greene Park is set to take shape this summer. Early last year, SDG presented two designs for the community’s feedback and the winning natural-themed design triumphed!  From the leaf-themed shade structure to accessible paths, picnic-style seating, and inclusive water interactions, the City has embraced …

SDG looks back on 2023 with pride

Reflecting on a remarkable year! From awards and accolades to enriching experiences and incredible projects, 2023 was a year of growth, recognition, and innovation for SDG. Our team’s dedication shone through with Brad Smith’s Alumni Volunteer Award and teaching venture, Haig Seferian’s impactful speeches, Allison Neuhauser’s ISA certification, and the arrival of talented Alyssa McDonald. …

Haig joins a jury panel for the University of Guelph’s MLA program

Haig joined a jury panel for the University of Guelph’s MLA program, to assess the student’s first design studio. Renowned for his expertise in innovative and sustainable design, Haig brought invaluable insight as he joined the jury panel. In five weeks, the U of G students had to reimagine downtown Toronto’s Yorkville Park, a former …

SDG receives two 2023 Hamilton Urban Design Awards

SDG is thrilled to receive two Hamilton Urban Design Awards for our impactful projects – The Kirkendall Coach House and Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre. These projects stand as testaments to our commitment to enhancing Hamilton’s urban fabric. From the revitalization and enhancement of cultural spaces to the creation of modern functional dwellings, each project resonates deeply …

Vince Fracchioni wins a Brampton Urban Design Award of Merit

Celebrating a well-deserved win for our talented landscape designer, Vince Fracchioni, and his incredible team! 🏆 They’ve just been awarded a Brampton Urban Design Award of Merit for their outstanding work in the ‘Student Design Project’ category. Their project, ‘The Grove,’ brought a community together through innovative design, focusing on public parks, lively streets, enhanced transit, and …