PROFILE

 

Peter Owen Landscape Architect Awards


AWARDS


 Urban Design Award for Scarborough Centre for Alternative Studies., 1994
 Design Icon Award for Hatch Corporate Headquarters, City of Mississauga, 2000
 Design of Excellence Award (Innovation and Creativity) for Steelcase Canada Limited
    Headquarters Town of Markham, 2001
 

Peter Owen


BIO


Peter Owen B.L. Arch., OALA, CSLA

Peter is a landscape architect with plus 25 years of experience. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1982, and has been a full member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects for 25 years. Peter started his journey working for a renowned design/build firm where he was mentored by it's owner, and, had his eyes opened to the artistic possibilities involved in thaw creation of outdoor space. Subsequent experience in both a large landscape architectural and architectural firm laid the ground work for branching out on his own.


His passion for what he does has not waned over the years, and he takes immense pride in the various award winning high-end commercial and residential projects he has completed over the years. For him, every project is a unique challenge for which he applies his creative and technical skills.


His passion outside of his profession is skiing and biking. He has enjoyed these activities competitively from an early age - and continues to compete in the adult ski racing programs on the escarpment.


 
 


PROFILE

 

Experience

2009 - 2014 Private practice is resumed.
2007 - 2009 Senior Project Manager at the firm MBTW Watchorn, Toronto. In addition to managing projects, was lead designer on several projects.
1988 - 2007 Principal; Owen Landscape Architects, Toronto, Ontario. Was one of Canada's largest landscape architectural offices; worked on a variety of projects in a support capacity
1985-1987 Neish Owen Rowland & Roy (NORR Partnership Ltd.), Toronto, Ontario. Was one of Canada's largest multidisciplinary architectural offices; was hired as the firm's in-house landscape architect. Was solely responsible for several large projects, as well as assisting in the design department
1983 - 1985 Franc Amsen Associates, Schomberg, Ontario. Design/build landscape company; responsible for design development, site layout, as-built drawings


Education

1978 – 1982 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture University of Toronto


Affiliations

OALA Ontario Association of Landscape Architects
CSLA Canadian Society of Landscape Architects


Awards

Urban Design Award for Scarborough Centre for Alternative Studies., 1994
Design Icon Award for Hatch Corporate Headquarters, City of Mississauga, 2000
Design of Excellence Award (Innovation and Creativity) for Steelcase Canada Limited Headquarters Town of Markham, 2001


Shows

International Flora Montreal 2006 / 2007

This prestigious outdoor garden show featured garden displays from Quebec and around the world. Peter combined forces with a Toronto horticulturalist to design and install their "Fire and Water" garden.


Skills & Abilities
Site assessment
Conceptual design
Detailed Design
Collaboration
Grading and planting design
Site supervision & review


Corporate Projects:

Bruce Power Inc. Support Centre, Kincardine, ON – 2005

Steelcase Canada Inc., Town of Markham, ON – 2000

Hatch Corporate Head Office, City of Mississauga, ON – 1991 & 1996

American Express Corporate Headquarters, Town of Markham, ON – 1999

Parkway Corporate Centre, City of Toronto, ON – 1999


Institutional Projects:

Country Day School Fitness Centre, Township of King - 2009

Country Day School Junior School Gymnasium, Township of King - 2007

St.Elizabeth Catholic High School Multi-Purpose Hall, City of Vaughn, ON – 2005

University of Guelph/Humber, City of Toronto, ON - 2004

Malvern Public Library, City of Toronto, ON – 2004

Regent's Park Community Health Centre, City of Toronto, ON – 1998

Scarborough Continuing Adult Studies, City of Scarborough, ON – 1994

New Toronto Library, City of Etobicoke, ON – 1994

Riverdale Public Library, City of Toronto, ON – 1993

Freeport Hospital, City of Kitchener, ON – 1988


Commercial:

Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club, City of Toronto, ON – 2002

Inscape, Holland Landing, ON – 2001

Bochner Eye Institute, City of Toronto, ON- 1998

Office Specialty, Holland Landing, ON – 1998

Rosedale Golf Club, City of Toronto, ON – 1993

Crown Life Place, City of Toronto, ON – 1991

Royal Bank Business Centre, Town of Richmond Hill, ON - 1989



MBTW Watchorn Projects

Was responsible for detailed design for Don Mount, a stacked townhouse complex similar to King West Village. It is a public/private partnership to redevelop rent-to-income housing.

Oak Bay Resort. Played a lead design role for this development near Port Severn.

Dean Park Condominium: was both senior designer and project manager for this development in Scarborough. Was responsible for successfully obtaining site plan approval.

East Markham Community Centre: Peter brought this project into the office, and was lead designer during the initial design development phase.

Bohemian Embassy: played a role in the design development and detailing of this downtown condominium project


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PRESS


Escarpment magazine

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Escarpment magazine

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