There is an excellent article in the Vancouver Sun on preparing for death, and the women leading the charge to change the way we think about death –
Read it here.
Also, February was the coldest month on record for Metro Vancouver, so here are some frosty plant shots to remember the cold days by.
[Snowshoeing north of 60 creates some stylish hair]
Richard Cook and Alix MacKay from our team has just returned from travels to the Northwest Territories to conduct a site visit and participate in community engagement efforts for our latest project in the North.
Greeted with temperatures of down to -51 celsius,
It is Family Day in British Columbia and a few other provinces here in Canada.
As such, our office will be closed on Monday, 18th February 2018. We hope you have a relaxing long weekend with family.
We also wanted to use this opportunity to highlight a few remarkable parks, trails and open spaces we’ve had the honour of working on.
Following her presentation on
Records Retention at the BCSLA’s annual conference, Cailin Barteltt, records manager at LEES+Associates has published an article in the current issue of Landscapes|Paysages Magazine, the flagship magazine of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.
theme of the issue was “risk”
Our offices will be closed over the holidays through January 1st 2019, reopening on Wednesday January 2nd.
Happy holidays from all of us at LEES+Associates and best wishes for 2019
Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, North Vancouver, BC
Enjoy this collection of articles and resources we found particularly interesting this week.
Everybody has to die
Investing in a final resting place as Metro Vancouver’s real estate market heats up
A walk in the park
“ Parks are the key to good public health and to the environmental health of cities,”
Bowen Island Parks Plan
A community-supported vision for Bowen Island’s parks,
Student brainstorming sheet
We were at
Monterey Middle School this week as part of our work on the Carnarvon Park Master Plan for the District of Oak Bay. We had a chance to meet with nearly 50 Grade 7 students to get their input on the park.
After a brief presentation,
Erik Lees was in Philadelphia last month to attend the
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) annual conference and to receive an Honor Award in the Professional Awards category for LEES+Associates’ design of the Iqaluit Municipal Cemetery.
[Photo credit: EPNAC]
Located on an 8 ½ acre site on Baffin Island’s Frobisher Bay,
The BC Construction Safety Alliance (
BCCSA) recently awarded LEES+Associates COR certification for our commitment to occupational health and safety.
The Certificate of Recognition (
COR) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and rewards companies who take a strategic approach to workplace safety, and implement health,
The power of the place is extraordinary, and the decision to keep it simple and subdued is brilliant. The place honors the community’s ancestors. There are certain times when you’re working with a landscape that’s so beautiful, the best thing to do is as little as possible — 2018 Awards Jury
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently announced winners for its 2018 Professional Awards and our Iqaluit Cemetery project won an Honor Award in the General Design category.