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Oliver Bence

Oliver Bence

Senior Landscape Architect

Oliver has 16 years experience as a Landscape Architect working for both boutique practices and international multi-disciplinary design companies in Canada, the UK and the US.

He is passionate about landscape design and strives to create beautiful, modern landscapes that most of all, are sustainable places for people to use and enjoy.

Oliver’s experience enables him to create site designs that maximize aesthetics and function but are also cost-effective and long-lasting. He strives to include good practice and experience from the countries where he has worked into each project by ensuring sites where possible: are accessible to all; have sustainable drainage features; use local materials and vernacular and have low maintenance and pollinator planting.

He has worked on projects across Nova Scotia including historic sites, hospitals, schools, sports facilities, universities, streetscapes, parks, commercial multi-unit housing and private residences. Oliver has managed projects and project teams, worked on LEED projects and continues to build good relationships with clients, consultants and contractors on each new project.

Before becoming a landscape Architect, Oliver spent a year doing conservation work in Australia after ten years in the UK music industry both touring and at record labels where he helped various artists have hit records and sell-out shows.