Institutional Design

Institutional Design

Scott Torrance knows that large institutional projects, such as churches, hospitals or theaters, require a blend of creativity and specialized knowledge of existing vegetation and architectural principles, in order to enhance the overall outdoor experience of the building.

Torrance also understands that the impact of the grounds of large institutions must extend well beyond its visual appeal. His landscape designs for institutions meet a diverse range of human needs, most importantly:

  • connection: the grounds provide a safe, beautiful environment to gather outside the walls of the main institution
  • contemplation: the landscape provides a space for personal reflection for the visitors and staff of the institution
  • rejuvenation: the outdoor space provides opportunity for walking and other physically invigorating activities

Scott Torrance is experienced at creating designs that impart these key functions while working collaboratively within the limits of budgets, regulations and multiple stakeholders.

Selected Project Experience

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, with Teeple Architects Inc.

Sunnyside Supportive Housing, Kitchener, with Lillepold Dowling Architects and Levitt Goodman Architects

Jackman Humanities Institute, Toronto, with Kohn Shnier Architects

Galloway Road Child Services Centre, Toronto, with Levitt Goodman Architects

Knox Presbyterian Church Redevelopment, Waterloo, with Baird Sampson Neuert Architects

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