Lake Cowichan Ts'uubaa-asatx Square
Lake Cowichan’s Ts’uubaa-asatx Square

Making a place for art!

LEES+Associates prepared the final concept and construction drawings for a proposed new town square in the Town of Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island. The community wanted to include a place for public art within the square, but by the time the project went to construction,

Denman Island Natural Burial Cemetery
Discussions: What is Green Burial? [Audio]

What is Green Burial:

Known under many names, including “natural burial,” “eco-burial,” “woodland burial,” and “country burial,” green burial is rooted in minimising the impact of human burial on the environment. While the level of “greenness” varies, in practice, a green burial is considered to have at least two of the following pillars:

Does not include embalming;

Okotoks Cemetery Land Needs Assessments
What We Do: Cemetery Needs Assessments

LEES+Associates has undertaken a range of “Needs Assessments” for communities across Canada. The examined criteria for social need varies significantly in breadth and depth. Generally, our needs assessments have included a comprehensive review of a municipality or region’s expected demand for cemetery and crematorium services over 25 to 50 years and compared it to the available supply and quality of service in the community.

Adam Rogerson
Adam Rogerson Joins LEES+Associates

We’re very excited to welcome Adam Rogerson to the LEES+Associates team!

With remarkable experience working in the cemetery industry and a keen interest in sustainable design, Adam is committed to the effective integration of sustainable practices in cemetery planning and design. He also spent time abroad as an intern studying the impact of tourism on sensitive coastal ecosystems in the Caribbean.

Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Master Plan
Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden’s Master Plan Presented

January 12, 2017

SECHELT, B.C. –

Excitement builds at Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden as the fifteen-year Master Plan nears completion. On January 10, Garden members saw the layout plan illustrating this vital roadmap for the next years.  Eileen Finn and Leila Zeppelin of landscape architecture firm Lees + Associates presented the plan,

Happy Holidays!

Our offices will be closed over the holidays through January 2nd 2017, reopening on Tuesday January 3rd. Happy holidays from all of us at LEES+Associates and best wishes for 2017

Green Burial and Sustainability

The December edition of Ground, the periodical published by the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA), included an article exploring green burial and the concept of sustainability within the bereavement sector.

“Green Burial and Sustainability” by Katie Strang, includes perspectives on this topic from Catriona Hearn,

In New Orleans with the ASLA

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) held its annual meeting and expo in New Orleans recently. Billed as the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world, this year’s events included several education sessions and tours, workshops, networking and a large exhibition.

In October, Catriona and Anezka from our team attended the conference,

royal oak burial park
Construction at Royal Oak Burial Park

Construction is underway to complete the final phase of the new Section T area at Royal Oak Burial Park in Victoria, BC.
With LEES+Associates acting as lead consultant, this project includes landscape architectural, civil engineering, tender and contract administration, and required site services through construction.