Process & Services
At BENCH, landscape architecture is more than just planting plans.
We tailor a distinctive combination of processes and services to meet the unique needs of each project, whether a small design or a regional master planning exercise, fine detailing or project management.
How We Do It
Our firm’s name references Okanagan landform, and is an acknowledgement of the profoundly unique region in which we live and do business.
It also reflects our fundamental belief in the importance of place-based design. We believe that beauty and functionality are of equal importance, and that good design must possess both.
BENCH employs a design process that prioritizes site-appropriate place-making and ecological infrastructure, and aims to achieve design solutions that improve human health and ecological function. We design with the land and the natural systems that shape it, with the objective of minimizing the development impact and ecological footprint of our projects.
We use a collaborative, integrated design process with clients, stakeholders and project consulting teams to create places that respond to their context, celebrate the unique characteristics of a project site, incorporate green infrastructure, and utilize durable, high-quality construction materials.