Rugged coastlines, spectacular scenery, big water, unique culture, rich history. These are some of the themes that come to mind when one thinks of Atlantic Canada. This special part of our country exhibits these characteristics in spades but one thing that truly sets Atlantic Canada apart is its people. Those who live here are friendly, modest, adaptable folk - an eclectic bunch full of character and personality - who have a great love and pride for their corner of our amazing country. It’s no wonder that the designed landscapes of this region reflect that spirit of humility and humanity.
Small intimate spaces. Spaces that are special for their sentimentality rather than grandeur in design are common. Many of the built landscapes are historically significant but not frozen in time, they have evolved and changed over time with their users. These are spaces first and foremost for the people, every day spaces to use and enjoy, and that most people likely don’t even recognize as a ‘designed space’. These landscapes tell a story of the past and of the present, and the story has more to do with those that use the space than that of those who designed it.