Shouldice Design Centre / Shallow Lake
Shouldice Designer Stone, manufacturers and retailers of architectural building stone and landscape stone products, contracted us to design an outdoor showroom to compliment their existing building facade. The project brief called for the design of a variety of outdoor spaces & features (patios, walkways, steps, retaining walls, feature walls, outdoor kitchen area & water feature) to showcase the landscape products they produce and sell.
The finished design included more than 30 different hardscape products without feeling too ‘patchwork like’ by including key transition areas within the layout that spatially and visually separated areas of different styles, and effectively paired complimentary materials. Planting was used to soften the expanse of stone and provide seasonal interest with colour that both compliment and contrast the hardscape products. The landscape serves a dual purpose by displaying the products while enhancing the appearance of the company’s corporate headquarters.
We frequently encourage our clients to visit this display centre to gather ideas for their design and to see the real products ‘in the ground’. It offers an invaluable resource when making decisions on product.