Seferian Design Group Gives to Many Projects

Seferian Design Group Gives to Many Projects

Seferian Design group (SDG) in Burlington has provided volunteer time in a number of community and Landscape Ontario events.

The Landscape Ontario Green for Life garden at Canada Blooms 2011 was designed by Haig Seferian and his team, while the construction was coordinated by SDG through 35 different trades within the industry.

This feature garden exemplified the use of green roof design and vertical gardens. The breathing walls, as they are commonly known, demonstrated the shape of things to come as the industry pushes forward with new design ideas and technology.

SDG carried the Joseph Brant Hospital project in Burlington from concept through to implementation. The project provided an opportunity to mentor Humber College Landscape Design program students. Seferian worked closely with the president of Humber College and the college instructors to give students hands-on experience, while implementing the firm’s elaborate design. The transformation was an instant success, as residents populated the site immediately after construction. The project was also filmed for an HGTV episode of Green Force.

When it came time to revitalize the centre courtyard garden space at the Burlington Art Centre, SDG stepped forward. A public focal point on the waterfront since1978, the time had arrived to remove overgrown plants and a water feature that did not work. As with all non-profit groups, the Burlington Art Centre was challenged with limited funds.

Landscape Architect Haig Seferian was asked to redesign the garden. He says, “It is always an honour to contribute to enhancing the community. The opportunity to update the courtyard garden and bring it into the 21st century, including updates to ensure accessibility for all people’s needs and ages, was rewarding for me and my team. Everyone that worked on creating this great garden demonstrated a commitment to giving back to the community. I’ve always enjoyed inspiring my peers in the landscape architecture industry to do so. Fortunately our firm is connected with trades and suppliers that share our passion for the development of community enhancement.”