Sparwood Cemetery Master Plan
New Projects: Sparwood Cemetery Master Plan

LEES+Associates is pleased to be working with the District of Sparwood on a cemetery master plan for two cemeteries in the district. When completed, the master plan will provide recommendations for best practices and strategy for future development utilizing current and emerging burial practices.

Ivy Smith and Richard Cook from the team took time in between site visits and meetings during their recent trip to Sparwood to check out the colossal Sparwood Titan Truck,

Town of Okotoks Cremation Garden Design

In 2016, the LEES + Associates design team worked with the Town of Okotoks, Alberta to plan and design a new cremation garden at the Okotoks Cemetery. The cremation garden was tendered in 2017 and opened in June 2018. Here are a few photos from the opening.

We are pleased to see the site looking so good!

Bedrock Granite Stone
A Visit to Bedrock Granite

In the last few years, LEES + Associates has been working on the planning and design of a new cemetery in western Canada. The cemetery is expected to open in 2019 with the landscape contract slated to go to tender this fall.

The LEES + Associates design team hopes to incorporate basalt pillars and Alberta Sandstone into feature areas of the new cemetery;

a walk to remember
A Walk to Remember

We just wanted to share a recent photo of this unique memorial created to honour Canadian soldiers.

Spearheaded by two Langley, BC youth, Michael and Elizabeth Pratt and their organization Langley Youth for the Fallen, A Walk to Remember at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum commemorates Canadian Forces personnel who lost their lives while serving in the Canadian mission in Afghanistan,

Records Retention in Landscape Architecture

Where did all this paper come from? How can I find anything around here? Every professional struggles to not be buried under the volume of drafts, contracts, as builts and other records.

We put together a presentation for a session at the BCSLA’s annual conference to share the methodologies,

Palermo Sign
Cemetery Space Shortage

In Palermo it is forbidden to die because there are no more places in the cemeteries.

Our associate Eileen Finn took a photo of this sign on a recent trip to the Sicilian capital of Palermo, it’s a witty yet stark reminder that cemeteries running out space is a worldwide dilemma.

Salt Spring Island Open House
Salt Spring Island Bike Park Open House

LEES+Associates presented a preliminary concept for a new Family Bike Park proposed for Salt Spring Island at a well-attended Public Open House on March 25th.

Visitors reviewed information on the planning process and environmental and technical assessments and walked the site with tour guide, Elizabeth FitzZaland of Green City Builders.