Bioswales and Rain Gardens | Toronto Landscape Architect

By: Scott Torrance  09-12-2011
Keywords: Architects, Presbyterian Church, private school

Bioswales and Rain Gardens | Toronto Landscape Architect

The team at Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc. has the experience and skill needed to design bioswales, rain gardens and on-site infiltration.

Bioswales, which help remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water before it streams into the watershed or storm sewer, are an important factor in limiting pollution in the water supply and reducing runoffs.

Commonly used around parking lots, bioswales are a complex construction, requiring specific knowledge to design them with the appropriate slope and course to ensure contaminants in the runoff have been minimized before leaving the bioswale.

Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc. has efficiently and effectively completed both wetland and bioswale designs, including projects at Essroc Marine Logistics, with Brown + Storey Architects, the Galloway Road Child Services Centre and the Giles Private School, both with Levitt Goodman Architects, the West Brampton Reservoir and Pumping Station, with Brown + Storey Architecture and UTSC East Arrival Court Bioswale with Baird Sampson Neuert Architects.

At the Parc Downsview Park Entrance Design and Sustainable Parking Lot Reconstruction, Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc. worked with Al Underhill & Associates Ltd. to introduce a 'green parking lot' design, which included bioswales, rain gardens and structural soil to provide a healthy environment for the trees and reduce storm water runoff.

With experience in designing successful bioswales and rain gardens, Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc. can help provide attractive and sustainable solutions for both private and public clients.

Selected Project Experience

Parc Downsview Park Sustainable Parking Lot Design, Toronto, 2009 (with Al Underhill Associates)

Essroc Marine Logistics, Toronto, 2008 (with Brown + Storey Architects)

Galloway Road Child Services Centre, Toronto, 2008 (with Levitt Goodman Architects)

Giles Private School, North York, 2008 (with Levitt Goodman Architects)

Knox Presbyterian Church Redevelopment, Waterloo, 2008 (with Baird Sampson Neuert Arch.)

West Brampton Reservoir & Pumping Station, Brampton, 2008 (with Brown+Storey Arch.)

Parc Downsview Park Entrance Design, Toronto 2007

UTSC East Arrival Court Bioswale, Toronto, 2006 (with Baird Sampson Neuert Architects)

Keywords: Architects, Child Services, Landscape Architect, Presbyterian Church, private school

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