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specializes in landscape architecture and project management. Click here to find out more or view our portfolio.

We are designers and project management consultants for commercial and residential landscape architecture projects. Our core team includes landscape designers, landscape architects and horticulturists.

Based on the individual needs of a project, we combine our services with sub-consultants who include engineers, interior designers, and architects. We also have on-going relationships with a select list of independent contractors who we call upon to price and construct our designs.

Our goal is to inspire our clientele with outstanding design innovation while providing a practical approach to project management.


CONCEPT

We conduct an initial input and brainstorming session with the Client to assess individual needs and to spark new ideas. Based on the outcome of our first session, we produce preliminary colour plans and three-dimensional renderings to communicate our design intent. We then review our preliminary concept drawings with the client and based on their input move on to stage 2.


DESIGN

Based on a finalized concept from Stage 1, we produce a computer generated Working Drawing (blue print) package which consists of layout, planting, grading and lighting plans and cross section details for all necessary landscape architectural elements within the final concept design. Fully detailed Plant Lists and written specification on all site accessories and material finishes are also provided.


TENDER

We act as an advisor to the client should they choose to move towards the construction phase of the project. We first issue the working drawings with a Tender Form to our referred list of contractors for bidding. The Tender Form is an itemized list of all construction activities, which allows the client to understand how quoted construction costs are broken down. Once completed, we review the tender forms with the client to determine a preferred bidder, develop a phasing in strategy and if required, revise our designs to suit the client's budget.


CONTRACT

We coordinate a contract agreement between the Client and selected Contractors. To ensure that our designs are executed successfully, we visit the project during construction to inspect the work being done. As a representative of the client, we approve the release of progress payments to the Contractor(s) involved and resolve any issues that may arise during the construction process. For the benefit of the client, we also inspect the completed construction to ensure the durability and quality of the final installation.




Chateau Le Jardin
2017 Landscape Ontario
Award of Excellence - Commercial Design
Clarendon Courtyard
2016 Landscape Ontario Award
Projects in the 20K - 50K range
Kent Ford
2015 Notable Alumni
School of Landscape Architecture 50th Anniversary, University of Guelph
Hope Springs Eternal
2013 Canada Blooms Award
People's Choice Award
Hope Springs Eternal
2013 Canada Blooms Award
Best use of Bulbs
Hope Springs Eternal
2013 Canada Blooms Humber Nurseries Award
Best use of Plant Materials
Project: Website Redesign for kentford­design.com
2011 Landscape Ontario
Award of Excellence - Website Design
Elm Avenue Trans­formation
2010 Landscape Ontario
Award of Excellence - Residential Design
Flood Plain Rescue Project (Plymbridge Road)
2010 Landscape Ontario
Award of Excellence - Residential Design
The Gardens of Governor's Manor
2010 City of Toronto
City Council Award for Best Condominium Gardens in Toronto
The Gardens of Governor's Manor
2009 City of Toronto/East York Garden Club
Judges Choice Award for Best Condominium Gardens
Water by the Water
2006 Landscape Ontario
The Dunington Grubb Award for Top Residential Design and Construction Project
Water by the Water
2006 Landscape Ontario
Award of Excellence - Residential Design
Alexandra Restoration
2006 Landscape Ontario
Award of Excellence - Residential Design
The Gardens of Governor's Manor
2006 Landscape Ontario
Award of Excellence - Multi-Unit Residential
Collonade Roof Terrace
2002 Landscape Ontario
Award of Excellence - Balcony Design
Glen Edyth
2002 Landscape Ontario
Award of Excellence - Residential Construction
St. Patrick Street Condominium
2001 Landscape Ontario
Award of Excellence - Commercial Design
Le Jardin Banquet Halls
2000 Landscape Ontario
First Place Award - Commercial Design
The Alex Wilson Community Garden
2000 City of Toronto
Architecture and Urban Design Award
The Alex Wilson Community Garden
2000 Center for Universal Design
Old Forest Hill Residence
1999 Landscape Ontario
Award of Excellence - Best Construction Project for the Toronto-East Chapter
Sherbourne Street North Renovation
1999 Landscape Ontario
Award of Excellence
Old Forest Hill Road Residence
1999 Landscape Ontario
Award of Excellence
Lyndhurst Avenue Retrofit
1999 Landscape Ontario
Award of Excellence
Roxborough Landscape Restoration
1998 Landscape Ontario
Award of Excellence
Ardwold Gate Restoration
1998 Landscape Ontario
Award of Excellence
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CONTACT INFO

Email us at kent@kentforddesign.com, or give us a call at 416-368-7175.

We are located in the heart of the King East Design District in Toronto's First Post Office, at:

258 Adelaide St. East, Suite 300
Toronto, ON
M5A 1N1


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