Formwerks’ holistic design approach centres on the belief that the garden and outdoor space is a living extension of the exterior architecture and interior expression of a home.  Our mission is to create truly distinctive gardens and outdoor rooms for our client’s long-term enjoyment.

We value tradition and also employ cutting-edge forward thinking through our understanding of each site’s unique features and potential, to develop legacy properties of timeless elegance and sophistication. Our international background in Landscape Architecture and Sustainable Urban Design fosters our core value of marrying green urban development strategies with residential and public landscape design.

Our core services consist of:

Conceptual Design: Upon confirming the project objectives and establishing general requirements, we generate a series of conceptual diagrams, sketches and pictures to evaluate opportunities and design direction. The process is collaborative and creative, and we highly value our client’s active input and feedback to move forward with confidence and clarity.

Landscape Master Plan: The Landscape Master Plan is the detailed framework for the entire property with regards to site sensitive grading, the flow of garden rooms and elements as well as circulation. The relationship to buildings, neighbouring properties and public streetscapes is developed.

Development and Building Permit Application: We prepare required plans for Development and Building Permit application in the local municipal planning and building department and respond to their inquiries efficiently and professionally.

Construction Drawings and Landscape Implementation: To perfectly execute each element, we develop a detailed construction package, including: Layout and material plan with reference specifications of all hardscape materials, a detailed description of all landscape features, elevations of signature areas to describe proportion, context and cohesive flow of elements, lighting plan, and a planting plan. We accompany the construction process until completion and promote a strong working relationship with the project contractor and technicians.


PORTFOLIO // Revitalized from a Pre-1940’s home in the heart of Kitsilano, this residence's original, historical details were carried forward to establish a growing family's neighbourhood roots.⁠

A strong definition was paramount in designing this landscape.⁠

An evergreen yew hedge stands proud and hugs the pedestrian and driveway gate⁠, while the metal gates guarantee privacy and safety for the children who call this family property home.⁠

Meanwhile, an arched metal arbor mirrors the arched architectural detail on the house⁠.

How stunning are the interiors at this home near Locarno beach? Luxurious yet restrained, this interior was designed by our ID team, @formwerks.interiors.⁠

Learn all about them at the link in our bio.

Step inside the bathroom at Heritage Point Grey, and into an experience of true relaxation. ⁠

Unwind as you feel warmth under your feet from the Nuheat radiant floors, bask in the warm lights and enjoy sparkle emanating off the quartz countertops. ⁠

Come home to Heritage Point Grey. Residences are now selling.

PORTFOLIO // Along one of Vancouver's most prominent streetscapes, a renovation on the distinguished residence brings new energy to an iconic home and its surrounding landscape. ⁠

The home features heavy timber detailing and elaborate brick chimneys. As you approach the residence, a two entry driveway with herringbone pavers winds through a sprawling lawn accentuated by colourful, textured plantings and mature western red cedar trees.⁠