Shift Landscape Architecture. Landscape architects are finding themselves on the front lines of the climate change crisis, having to come up. Led by Mario Gentile and Tim Barnes, the multidisciplinary team engages with brands, institutions, and cities to complete projects at varying scales.
Landscape architecture practice has used the same model selling services based of lump-sum fees and hourly rates for decades and it is a model that needs to be reevaluated in each country to determine if there is a better model for landscape architects to earn income for their services. We push boundaries and interrupt expectations of landscape in a way that is meaningful, sensitive, and sustainable. Landscape architects are finding themselves on the front lines of the climate change crisis, having to come up with creative ways to adapt and help mitigate problems like rising oceans and extreme.
Mackenzie Fantini is a landscape designer at SHIFT Landscape Architecture.
Chris Reed of landscape firm Stoss and Kinder Baumgardner from SWA predict a pivot away from the highly designed, highly programmed spaces that have become popular in landscape architecture in recent years.
PORT is a leading-edge design consultancy whose work focuses on the analysis, visioning, design and implementation of new forms of collective space and public realm, ranging in scale from plazas, parks and public waterfronts, to institutional framework plans and regional planning strategies. At SHIFT, Christian works closely with senior designers to produce graphics, technical drawings and presentation deliverables. She is a recent graduate of the BLA program at the University of Guelph.