Affordable Housing Renovations at St. Mark’s Church are complete!

We are proud to share our latest project with Indwell: the redevelopment of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Kitchener into 43 affordable apartments! This innovative project preserves the historic sanctuary for community events, while creating new living spaces distributed across the building’s lower, ground, second, and third floors. The church’s original facades remain intact, with …

Waterloo Park featured in ASLA Landscape Architecture Magazine.

We are excited to announce that our project, Waterloo Park, has been featured in the ASLA Landscape Architecture Magazine! In the article “Decluttering The Park,” Zach Mortice dives into our journey of transforming this historic green space. From removing urban clutter to introducing naturalized bioswales along Silver Lake, our goal was to bring back the …

Jack Willmott joins SDG as new summer Intern!

Join us in welcoming Jack Willmott to the SDG team as our new summer intern landscape designer! Jack is a third-year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture student at the University of Guelph. He brings valuable experience from his seasonal work in landscape supply, giving him hands-on knowledge of materials and contractor collaboration. Earlier this year, Jack …

Alyssa McDonald starts at SDG Full time as Landscape Designer!

We are thrilled to welcome Alyssa McDonald back to the SDG team full time! With her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph and a passion for sustainability, Alyssa is ready to weave her creativity into every project. Her dedication to the environment and design shines through in every project. Welcome back, Alyssa! …

SDG provides new landscape architecture for Conestoga College’s Guelph and Waterloo Campuses.

SDG breathes new life into the campuses at Conestoga College by refreshing the landscape architecture! At the Guelph campus, our Indigenous-inspired courtyard provides a vibrant space for students to connect with nature and culture. SDG worked closely with Conestoga’s Indigenous group to create a space that included Indigenous elements such as wood and stone surrounding …

Mathijs de Graaf completes his Internship at SDG!

Cheers to Mathijs de Graaf as he wraps up his internship at SDG! Our team is excited to see him continue his journey of learning and growth with us throughout the summer. Here’s to many more milestones ahead! “It has been an incredible experience to work alongside this team and other industry professionals. The projects …

Waterloo Park Improvements and The Gardens at Pillar & Post, have been shortlisted by the London International Creative Competition 2023

We are thrilled to announce that our projects, Waterloo Park Improvements and The Gardens at Pillar & Post, have been shortlisted by the prestigious London International Creative Competition Jury for their outstanding landscape architectural brilliance! It’s an honour to be recognized in the BUILD category, showcasing our commitment to sustainable design and community enrichment. Huge …

SDG designs Master plan for new Spa & Wellness Centre: Quinta Senses

Embark on a sensory journey with SDG as we transform Quinta Senses into a blooming haven. Our landscape design embraces nature’s beauty, featuring a wellness centre, spa, flower garden, accommodations, and a cafe. The pièce de résistance: a modern pavilion offering a bird’s eye view of flower fields, crowned by a 360-degree rooftop terrace. Brace …

Brad Smith will be presenting “Transforming Park Ecology” at the 2024 LABash Conference in UC Davis, California on March 30th

On March 30th, SDG’s Senior Landscape Architect Brad Smith will be presenting “Transforming Park Ecology: Crafting Synergies between Infrastructure, Sustainability, and Ecology in Waterloo Park” at the LABash 2024 Conference in UC Davis, California. In this lecture, Brad will unravel the intricate journey of Waterloo Park from pre-pandemic design to post-pandemic completion, showcasing the park’s …