Sarah Primeau | BCSLA, CSLA, MSc | Landscape Architect and Ecologist
Sarah’s expertise is bringing ecology and design together, ensuring that projects of all scales protect and regenerate ecological systems and connect people with the natural world. She is skilled at understanding and finding ways to restore a site’s ecological processes, such as through the use of green stormwater infrastructure to help restore or re-create aquatic ecosystems. She takes a regenerative approach to enhancing ecological values across all types of projects, and has expertise in helping plan for adaptation to climate change. She has won awards for several space2place projects since joining the team in 2011.
Sarah has a Master of Landscape Architecture from UBC and a Master of Ecology (wetland ecology) from the University of Waterloo. Among her various academic awards, she was a 2011 Olmsted Scholar and selected to be on the panel of Emerging Leaders at the 2016 Landscape Architecture Foundation Summit in Philadelphia. She has also lectured on the integration of green infrastructure with the built urban environment and volunteers on urban watershed restoration projects in Vancouver.
Selected Projects: Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (Metro Vancouver), Surrey Bend Regional Park (Metro Vancouver), Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant (Metro Vancouver), City of Burnaby Works Yard (EcoCentre), Queen Elizabeth Park Master Plan (City of Edmonton), Matsqui Trail Regional Park (Metro Vancouver), City of Edmonton Dogs in Open Spaces Plan and the City of Surrey Dog Off Leash Area Strategy.