Urban and Streetscape Design | Toronto Landscape Architect

By: Scott Torrance  09-12-2011
Keywords: Architects, Landscape Architect, Urban Design

Urban and Streetscape Design | Toronto Landscape Architect

Inspired by his close study of the city and waterfront revitalization projects in Barcelona and Seville for the 1992 Olympics and World Fair, Scott Torrance has a deep passion for the design of urban space.

A well designed streetscape is integral to the vitality of a community, promoting pedestrian activity, reducing crime and enhancing appreciation of the character of the location. Scott Torrance's experience creating streetscapes focuses on several key ideas, including:

  • creating and maintaing a connection to the natural environment
  • collaborating closely with artists to include public art elements
  • ensuring the end result is beautiful, enjoyable and functional

Scott Torrance's extensive portfolio of streetscape work ensures that he will bring keen insight and understanding to any urban design project.

Selected Project Experience

Urban Designs

Downsview Public Park, 'MOTH Gardens',award winning artist collaboration

Emergency Exit Buildings Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (with Stevens Group Architects Inc.)

Toronto Transit City LRT Eglinton Crosstown Urban Design Study (with Brown + Storey Architects Inc.)

Streetscape Designs

Town of the Blue Mountains

Artist Collaborations:

Stephen Cruise
Arlene Stamp
Jeannie Thib
Dora de Pedery-Hunt
John Dickson

Keywords: Architects, Group Architects, Landscape Architect, Streetscape Designs, Urban Design,

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