“I began working with Bob 3 years ago, on the North Islands hospitals project. He was the landscape architect consultant for us. We worked together to facilitate negotiations between the hospital and the adjacent North Island College. What stood out during these discussions was Bob’s strength in supporting and meeting the needs of the client. Bob always approaches the issues with integrity; he is committed to genuine honesty and transparency. His ease while speaking at meetings and congeniality was especially valuable in putting everyone at ease. This was particularly valuable during negotiations where he always sought to find win-win scenarios.
In addition, he provided the needed insight and guidance for this large project which was going out to a world market for development. He was always available if I needed to adjudicate, and was extremely knowledgeable during this process.
Bob is knowledgeable, experienced, genuine and very truthful in his practice.”
“Bob was absolutely fabulous to work with and I hope to work with him many more times.
Bob’s knowledge was immense. We had to work collaboratively and I was so impressed with the way Bob managed the team, we ended up coming up with a very, very good solution.
Bob led communications between the client and the proponents, he evaluated the submissions and assessed if they met the client’s requirements.
Bob was knowledgeable in managing all the complexities of our project; it had landscaping, security, safety, health—including needs from the patients, staff and the community.
Bob provides the insights that I need to help me achieve optimal outcomes.”
“Bob is personable, he does good work, and we appreciate his construction knowledge. His skill set is really applicable to local projects and he understands local issues.
He’s thorough and a great landscape architect. He knows playgrounds, he knows sites and construction, and he knows what projects need.
Bob is easy to work with, accommodating, flexible and honest.”
“We worked together on a series of stormwater management pond strategies for the City of Langley. We had 3 groups of objectives: storm water function, park and recreation function, and betterment of the natural environment. Bob’s role was to bring them together. Bob created a variety of scenarios that integrated all of the competing objectives that the team had in mind. Bob understood the role of engineering, human experience, and natural environment. He was able to speak to the big picture, and to help everyone involved conceptualize the project as a whole.
I think one of the benefits is his flexibility.
While working together on the City of Richmond Parks and Open Space Strategy, Bob’s global experience in the craft of landscape architecture in North America helped us understand some of the best practices and innovative construction available across the continent. His work in Chicago and Montreal and his experience travelling really add to his local understanding. With this knowledge, he customizes not just for the client but also for the site and its needs. Bob brings that global perspective to local contacts.”
“Bob is very attentive, he really listens to clients and understands their vision. He is able to show how this vision can be realized into the details of the design. He provides real value, because in the end I can see what’s important to me reflected in the final product.”