Elias+ is an award-winning Canadian landscape architecture firm founded in 1993.
The multi-disciplinary firm has worked at scales from small to extra-large. We have established a design philosophy that combines INCLUSIVITY, environmental focus, multi-cultural COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, and aesthetic values.
We encourage our clients, both public and private, to integrate built form with URBAN ECOLOGY AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE, an ecosystem approach. It is based on flora and fauna habitat and public space enhancement in order to mitigate the impact of CLIMATE CHANGE. This is illustrated in our most recent transit infrastructure projects.
Our landscape architecture accomplishes human comfort through creative innovation, bioclimatic science, and the aesthetics of the cinematic. Our projects evolve from extensive research in problem solving, historical culture and geology, sensitivity to existing site context and client needs.
Elias + has earned a strong reputation for its ability to adapt to descoped budgets during construction without sacrificing artistic integrity, craftsmanship, attention to detail and quality of construction.
Our academic teaching experience from 1993 to 2020 at the University of Toronto and several other universities has allowed us to develop a strong historical and theoretical background, and obtain current knowledge of acclaimed project precedent and progress. It has also enabled us to mentor and encourage students to flourish in the profession of landscape architecture.
LEED Canada Silver Certification - Guildwood Go Station
Toronto Urban Design Award - Guildwood Go Station
Ontario Concrete Award, Project of the Year for Excellence and Innovation - Guildwood Go Station
Ontario Concrete Award, Infrastructure - Guildwood GO Station
Landscape Ontario Award, Special Interest Construction - Urban Pool Garden
Award of Excellence, City of Oshawa Urban Design Awards - Oshawa GO Station
Canadian Architect Award of Excellence - Eglinton GO Station
Pool & Spa
Canadian Builders Quarterly
Award of Excellence, AIA - Thomas L. Wells Public School
Award of Merit, City of Vaughan, Urban Design Awards - Tanenbaum Chat Kimel Family Education Centre
10th Annual Best of Canada Design Award, Canadian Interiors - University of Toronto Birch Walks
10th Annual Best of Canada Design Awards, Canadian Interiors - The Terraced Courtyard
Award of Excellence, Toronto Architecture and Urban Design Awards - Thomas L. Wells Public School
Toronto Urban Design Awards, Jury Report, Award of Excellence
Canadian Interiors, Landscape Design
Landscape Architects News Magazine, People and Places
LEED Canada NC-1.0 Silver - Thomas L. Wells Public School
Regional Merit Award, CSLA - King’s College Precinct
Honourable Mention, Urban Design Category, National Post Design Exchange Awards, University of Toronto - King’s College Circle Precinct
Award of Excellence, Canadian Architect - Thomas L. Wells Public School
Honourable Mention, Toronto Architecture and Urban Design Award - King’s College Precinct
The Globe and Mail
Sheridan College, Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning,Symposium, Socially Responsible Design: Beyond Green; Downsview Park: The Post-post Industrial Park
University of Toronto at Scarborough
Toronto Metropolitan University,Spiral Lecture Series, The Garden as a Building