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Created by acclaimed architect Will Alsop, The Sharp Centre for Design has received numerous awards for design – and Joel Loblaw was honored when he was asked to provide the landscaping. The surrounding garden beds are mass planted with white hydrangea, yellow day lilies and purple asters to complement the multicoloured “pencils” holding up the building. Each three-foot-high steel planter contains a London plane tree and the sculpted yew beds are adorned with beech shrubs and ornamental grasses (for winter interest). The end result is a satisfying collaboration between two like-minded designers.

Photography by Steven Evans.
Project of Earth Inc., primary designer Joel Loblaw.