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WHO WE ARE

PLANT Architect Inc. is an award-winning, Toronto-based practice that branches into architecture, landscape, and design. On projects ranging from modest residential renovations to urban renewal on a civic scale, our studio’s architects and landscape architects collaborate across disciplinary borders to reveal a site’s potential and explore its context. As designers, we heighten the experience of buildings and landscapes, often by strengthening the relationships between them.

Both meanings of “PLANT” inspired our name:

Founded in 1995 by partners Chris Pommer, Lisa Rapoport, and Mary Tremain, PLANT has earned national and international recognition, including a Governor General’s Medal in Architecture, an EDRA Great Places Award, multiple national and regional Urban Design Awards, and seven CSLA (Canadian Society of Landscape Architects) Awards, including a National Award of Excellence. Our projects for Toronto’s public realm include the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization at City Hall (in joint venture with Perkins+Will Canada), Forest Hill Village North Gateway, Kew Gardens Streetscape, Pottery Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Crossing, and Liza’s Garden, the Royal Ontario Museum’s green roof. We have also designed memorials such as Toronto’s Dundas-Roncesvalles Peace Garden, Dublin Grounds of Remembrance in Dublin, Ohio, and – in collaboration with artist and novelist Douglas Coupland – the Canadian Firefighters Memorial in Ottawa.

PLANT’s residential portfolio encompasses single-family homes and gardens, multi-unit residences, and amenity space for large-scale condominium developments. Our expertise in public space design includes urban infrastructure, master planning, and feasibility studies.

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