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Pawel Gradowski
The Managing Director of LASquare

BLA, SACLAP, CSLA, BCSLA, IFLA
Landscape Architect

Pawel Gradowski has been practicing landscape architecture for over 30 years.

• Established LASquare in Johannesburg after relocating to South Africa from Canada in 2015
• Partner at Durante Kreuk Ltd. In Vancouver, Canada. 2008 - 2015
• Senior practitioner since 1997.
• Eight years of practical experience in construction services, operating his own design-build firm in Toronto. 1989-1997

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.

Experienced in consulting services,  landscape architectural design and project management. Uniquely skilled in rainwater harvesting systems, water features design, including all supporting engineering, designing synthetic turf and natural play fields, sport facilities for track-and-field with rubberized surfacing.

For over 25 years, his experience focused on projects within several urban centres in Canada, where 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 documents preparation, facilitating the tendering process and awarding of projects. Pawel’s oversight included comprehensive reviews and monitoring of installed work and site management.

In South Africa, Pawel gained local experience while working together with Newton Landscape Architects, Silverhorns Consulting, Kamadi Consulting, SRK, MVE Engineering, and other local firms. Taking the role of the project manager and the lead Landscape Architect, Pawel participated in several large public sector projects in Tshawane, Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg, Mvezo and other SA locations.

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 RECENT PROJECTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

SELECTION OF EARLIER PROJECT EXPERIENCE

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

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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)