Landscape Architecture drew me in because the profession allows my ecology background and artistic nature to work in unison. I actually didn’t know that I would find myself in residential landscape design – from studying how zoo animals use their enclosure space to municipal level planning projects – but I am pleased with where my journey has taken me. It is rewarding to bring such happiness into people’s lives and to see your designs installed, most often, in the same season that you created them!
Though there is an aspect in every design that I love, some of my favourite projects are those with challenging sites (irregular lot shapes, for example), ones where I can design the deck layout (it influences how the rest of the yard feels!) and those where I can integrate wildlife habitat, such as pollinator gardens.
Read more about Tory in her interview where we discuss what drew her to landscape design, what her dream project would be, and her advice to those considering their first landscape project.
I love translating my clients’ wants and needs into reality with an aesthetically pleasing and functional space that is in harmony with their personality and lifestyle. I enjoy working with people who get involved in the design process, contributing their own ideas – it is a fun collaborative experience -, and appreciate an inspired vision for their yard.Tory Young