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Sun, Sep 20th, 2015

Principles of Landscape Design

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Greenscape's Commercial and Residential Designer, Sarah d'Artois, recently collaborated on an wonderfully informative blog posting about the Principles of Landscape Design with Bryce Tarling of Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd.

They discuss the boarder principles behind landscape design - as well as some key strategies in developing great designs suitable for any urban or greenspace environment. Bryce and Sarah provide insights on how effective landscape design improves user experience, how to achieve unity through consistency and repetition, ways to work with straight versus curved lines, tips on how to find balance and symmetry in composition, and ideas for different approaches to scale, texture, and colour, always while considering the importance of universal access in ensuring effective design.

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Here is what Bryce had to say about their collaboration:

We've just published a post about the principles of landscape design. Our blog features news and resources for those looking to plan and design outdoor urban landscapes, with a focus on outdoor site furnishings. Our new post takes a at broader design strategies including the use of lines and form in composition, and the effect scale and balance can have on end-users.

We reached out to Greenscape Design & Decor because they're a local company doing great work throughout the Lower Mainland. Their website demonstrates their amazing work, and we wanted to invite their team to share their knowledge and expertise. They also seemed like they'd be a lot of fun to work with.

I'm glad I reached out. Greenscape's Commercial and Residential Designer, Sarah d'Artois, offered some great insight into their approach for site planning especially around usability and universal design. My favourite quote from the piece: In discussing balance and symmetry, "It's impossible to ignore a picture frame that hangs crooked on a wall."

Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd.?delivers the highest-quality stock and custom-designed products for architectural site furnishings, traffic management and industrial applications. Since 1925, Reliance Foundry has built upon a long tradition of metal casting expertise to become an award-winning supplier for high-profile and everyday operations across North America.

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