ABOUT US ...

WHO ARE WE AND WHAT WE BRING TO YOU

Pawel Gradowski
The Managing Director of LASquare

BLA, SACLAP, CSLA, BCSLA, IFLA
Landscape Architect

Pawel Gradowski has been practicing landscape architecture in Canada for over 25 years.

• Operated his own design-build firm in Toronto. 1989-1997
• Eight years of practical experience in construction services
• Senior practitioner in Vancouver since 1997
• Partner at Durante Kreuk Ltd. (DK)  2008 -2015
• Relocated to South Africa in 2016
• Specializes in landscape design for urban and suburban developments including single and multi-family housing projects, streetscapes, industrial facilities commercial plazas, shopping malls, vacation resorts, trail systems, schools, city parks, promenades and various recreational facilities.
• Skilled in hand and computer graphics, project management, design and consulting services
• Uniquely skilled in designing natural and synthetic turf play fields, rubberized track and field facilities, end-to-end water features and rainwater harvesting systems, including all supporting engineering.

His previous experience focused on projects within several urban centres in Canada. In many of these projects Pawel took the role of prime consultant, providing landscape architecture design and complete management of projects. This was inclusive of client consultations, conceptual and detail design development, consultant team coordination, contract document preparation, facilitating the tendering process and awarding of projects. Pawel’s oversight included comprehensive site-reviews, monitoring of installed work and site management

In South Africa, Pawel gained local experience while working together with Newton Landscape Architects (NLA). He took the role of the lead project manager for the landscape development of a large public sector project that encompasses five city blocks and two large squares, aimed at creating the new gateway to the City of Tshwane.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor in Landscape Architecture - Guelph, Ontario, Canada
• Member - South African Council for the Landscape Architectural Profession (SACLAP)
• Member - British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA)
• Member - Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA)
• Member - International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)
• Master Municipal Contract Doc. - Certified Contract Administrator
• Rainwater Harvesting - ARCSA Accredited Professional
• Certified in Advanced Fluid Engineering

DESIGN AWARDS
• Fitzsimmons Walk -Gold Georgie Award, Best Townhouse Development Design
• Springbook Estates - Gold Georgie Award, Best Multi-Family Landscape Design
• University Marketplace - Urban Development Institute Award, Best Mixed-Use Development

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
• IFLA-Americas - Communication co-chair, 2014 - 2016
• Director - CSLA Representative for BC, 2008 - 2014
• Resort Municipality of Whistler, BC. Advisory Design Panel, 2012 - 2014
• President, BCSLA, 2006 - 2007
• Director, BCSLA, 2002 - 2006
• Surrey, BC. Advisory Design Panel, 2004 - 2008
• BCLNA Judging Panel
• BC Landscape Standards Development Committee

Download: Pawel's full CV in PDF format

SELECTION OF PROJECT EXPERIENCE

During his extensive practice Pawel completed numerous projects. Listed below is a sample of selected projects representing his portfolio of professional experience.

Click on the project name to open an aerial view of the site on "Google Maps". Some Google aerial images may not be up-to-date; however, "Google - Street View" images are more current.

Selected Landscape Architecture projects

  • Aerial View of Nelson Park - Vancouver (DK)

Selected Water Feature projects

  • Waterfall at Takaya residential apartments - North Vancouver (DK)

Selected Sports facility projects

  • Kitsilano Beach Tennis Courts - Vancouver (DK)