The Guidelines for Biodiverse Green Roofs, a research report led by Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc. and authored by Scott Torrance, Terry McGlade, Scott MacIvor and Dr. Brad Bass, are now available on the City of Toronto website. The City of Toronto Planning Department commissioned the report to support and expand on the Toronto Green [...]
Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc. is pleased to be named a Lead Industry Partner, supporting the research and work of Toronto’s first, and only, green roof research facility, the ‘gritlab‘ at the University of Toronto. The Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory, or gritlab, is located at the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of [...]
The National Urban Design Awards have been established to recognize individuals, organizations, firms and projects that have contributed to the quality of life in our Canadian cities and their sustainability. The Jury had the following comments: “Toronto’s West Toronto Railpath is a significant part to the city’s growing bicycle network of trails, with nine unique [...]
Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc.
Dedicated to providing the highest in client service and design excellence in the public, private and corporate sector.
Scott Torrance is a registered landscape architect with the creative and technical expertise to create functional and beautiful designs from lush private backyard oases to stunning public parks and rooftop gardens.
With more than 15 years experience, Scott Torrance has worked on a wide variety of projects with diverse scales and budgets for residential, commercial and municipal clients.
Green Roofs cover the roof of a building partially or completely with vegetation and growing medium.
Eco-friendly features such as green roofs, vegetated screens and roof gardens are becoming increasingly popular in renovation and new construction projects in both the public and private sectors. Green roofs can decrease the temperature in urban areas in addition to reducing heat loss and energy consumption in winter conditions.
School and outdoor play environment design considers the esthetics of the overall institution, but also allows students the space to run, walk and play outdoors. Specific challenges lie in creating greenery that is durable enough to be stepped on all year long. Scott Torrance also creates natural learning environments wherever possible within his school designs.
Bioswales, rain gardens and on-site infiltration are a functional but potentially beautiful part of many designs.
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.
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.
Institutional designs required creative solutions and knowledge of existing vegetation and architectural features.
With experience in a variety of fields ranging from private residences to public spaces, Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc. also uses its creativity and knowledge for institutional, religious and theatre clients.
With respect for the specific and unique needs of your institution, Scott Torrance can design a beautiful and sustainable landscape to enhance the overall outdoor appearance of your building.